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.

Poets, Prayer Of Church, Scholars

We Hold Before God – William Barclay

We hold before God: those for whom life is very difficult; those who have difficult decisions to make, and who honestly do not know what is the right thing to do. We hold before God: those who have difficult tasks to do and to face, and who fear they may fail in them.   We hold before God: those who have…

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Praise, Prayer Of Church

You Are – St Francis Of Assisi

You are holy, Lord, the only God, and Your deeds are wonderful. You are strong. You are great. You are the Most High. You are Almighty. You, Holy Father are King of heaven and earth. You are Three and One, Lord God, all Good. You are Good, all Good, supreme Good, Lord God, living and true. You are love. You…

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Aussie, Prayer Of Church, Work

For Defence Forces

Eternal God, the only source of peace, We pray for all who serve in the defence force of this land. Give them courage and comfort in danger, Patience in waiting, and discipline in the just use of force. Help us to seek for all people The freedom to serve you and each other in compassion and peace. We ask this…

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Prayer Of Church

All Saints Remembrance

Lord God, Without those before us, Without our mothers and fathers in faith, We would not know you. We remember our parents and our parents in faith.   God of Zechariah and Elizabeth, God of Mary and Joseph, God of John the Baptist, God of the angels Gabriel and Michael, God of Ambrose and Augustine, God of all martyrs and…

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