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On this page we have a collection of prayers for those that need your special thoughts, either in the circuit or in the wider world. Please take a few minutes to pray for them, that God's peace and strength may be with them.

The Prayer of the Day is taken from the Prayer Handbook of the Methodist Church. If you would like to follow a daily bible study as well, please click here.

Prayer of the day

Lord our God, dwelling in unapproachable light, source of all wisdom, goodness and truth; out of the abundance of our reason we adore you and out of the love of our hearts we praise you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

Susanna Wesley (1669-1742)

God of all grace, we rejoice that your love is for all, unlimited and free.


May we, your children, have the same generous love for the world that you show us in Christ. For in Christ, we are all seen and known fully, redeemed and restored, and we need never be ashamed of failure.


May we, in responding to all you offer us in Christ, learn to view others and see your world only through the lens of your love, which holds us, heals us and restores us to fullness of life. Amen.

Helen Cameron, Northampton District Chair

A Prayer for Brexit

The prayer was written by Rev Dr Martin Johnstone, Secretary to the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland. It is of especial relevance as we approach the extraordinary sitting of Parliament on October 19th.

God,
who in Jesus,
broke down all barriers,
between people of different races
rich and poor,
male and female,
Jew and Gentile,
between heaven and earth,
we worship you.

God,
at this time of heavy responsibility,
as decisions about future relationships
with our neighbours in Europe are being taken,
we pray for our leaders:
that they will lead wisely;
that they will listen attentively;
that they will exercise grace;
and that they will know peace
in their deliberations.

God,
at this time of uncertainty,
within our nations and communities,
we pray for ourselves:
that we will remain open to the stranger;
welcoming to the neighbour;
and committed to those who struggle.

God,
we pray for your church of which we are a part:
that we might be a place of honest reflection;
respectful dialogue;
open friendship;
humility and reconciliation.
We pray that
we might be a community that points to heaven,
and shows ways in which heaven is glimpsed on earth.

God,
who in Jesus,
breaks down all barriers,
between people of different races
rich and poor,
male and female,
Jew and Gentile,
between heaven and earth,
we worship you.
AMEN

A prayer for the people who died in the lorry found in Essex

A prayer from the President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference

for unknown people who have died in a lorry
for unknown suffering to family and friends
we pray with heartbreak and sorrow

because

we know this should never happen
we know that behind the headlines there is an unheard story of despair
we know that we have overlooked things we should have seen
we know that as individuals and a society we need to change

for God's sake
bring us to our knees in contrition
and to our feet with outrage
AMEN

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