Prayer Of Church

Lord’s Prayer For The Church – Martin Luther

Dear friends in Christ, lift up your hearts to God and pray with me as Christ has taught us and graciously promised to hear us… God, our Father in heaven, look with mercy on us, your needy children. Grant us grace, so that your name will be holy among us and all the world. Turn from us all false teaching…

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Aussie, Lament, Prayer Of Church

Prayer For Rain

Good and Gracious God You are Lord of creation, by and through you Word all things came into being. Creator God, we pray for those areas of our country where drought has lingered long and where the land has become grey and desolate with waiting. Lord, pour out your blessings of rain upon the parched and thirsty regions of our…

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Advent, Christmas, Longing, Prayer Of Church

Lord of Light & Darkness

Jesus, Lord of light and darkness, Find us in the darkness, Find us in the light. Jesus, Lord of work and stillness, Make our work of worth, Make our stillness yours. Jesus, Lord of our past and future, Cover our anxiety with love, Cover our hopes with grace. Jesus, Lord of everything, Fill those who have nothing, Fill us with…

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Prayer Of Church

Struggle For A Just World

  Be with us, O God As we struggle for a more just world, Yet remind us that our actions so often tighten the mesh that binds the oppressed. Keep us form pride in our own strength, And keep us from despair when evil seems entrenched. Renew our trust in your good purposes for us all. Give us the gift…

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Holy Spirit & Pentecost, Prayer Of Church

Intercession Of The Holy Spirit

Loving God, We seek the gift of your Holy Spirit to help us pray as we ought. Holy Spirit: Help Us. We seek the energy and vision of your Spirit for those who are tiring in the battle against injustice and oppression: for those exhausted by the struggle with poverty and hunger. Holy Spirit: Help Us. We seek the hope and comfort of…

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Prayer Of Church, Scholars

Intercession – Anselm Of Canturbury

We pray before you, O Lord, the troubles and perils of people and nations, the sighing of prisoners and captives, the sorrows of the bereaved, the necessities of strangers, the helplessness of the weak, the despondency of the weary, the failing powers of the aged. O Lord, draw near to each; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.  …

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Prayer Of Church

Prayer For The Church – William Laud

Most gracious Father, we pray to you for your holy Church. Fill it with all truth; in all truth with all peace. Where it is corrupt, purge it. Where it is in error, direct it. Where anything is amiss, reform it. Where it is right, strengthen and defend it. Where it is in want, provide for it. Where it is…

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Ancient, Intercession, Prayer Of Church

Prayer For The Afflicted – St Clement

Lord our helper and protector. Save the afflicted among us; have mercy on the lowly; raise up the fallen; appear to the needy; heal the ungodly; restore the wanderers of thy people; feed the hungry; ransom our prisoners; raise up the sick; comfort the faint-hearted. – Clement of Rome, died 96AD and lived at same time as John and other apostles!

Intercession, Prayer Of Church

A Simple Prayer Of The Church

Lord God heavenly Father, Thank you that we can come just as we are, Thank you that we are welcome before your throne of Grace, Thank you for this gift of prayer. Lord in your mercy… Hear our prayer. God of all creation, We thank you for rivers and streams, lakes and the sea… We pray for all those who…

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Prayer Of Church

Traditional Prayer Of The Church

In peace, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy. For the peace from above, and for our salvation, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy. For the peace of the whole world, for the wellbeing of the church of God, and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy. For…

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Longing, Prayer Of Church

Prayer For The Lonely

We pray for all who are lonely, children who are being bullied and dare not tell anyone; shy people who make it hard to make friends; those who feel rejected and isolated; those whose partner has died or left them; and the elderly people who miss their families and old friends. Be with them all in infinite love.