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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

Grant to those who seek you, O Lord, the gift of your kingdom, the comfort of your grace and the vision of your glory; for your own name's sake. Amen.

Book of Common Order (1562)

Lord Jesus, you call each one of us to follow you, to be your disciples and to make disciples.
You enable us to live out that discipleship as we seek to transform the lives of those whom
we meet and the communities to which we belong.
You inspire us to be agents of change and to seize the moment to proclaim your love and to
be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
You challenge us to live every day for you.
May we be open to new ways and strengthened through your power. Amen.

Paul Davis, Lancashire District Chair

Prayer for Christchurch, New Zealand

God of peace
We pray for those caught up in the events in New Zealand, for those killed and wounded, and for those who will mourn.
We pray for the people of the emergency services as they respond, and for community leaders and faith leaders as they work to heal broken communities.
Soften the hearts of those who are motivated by hate and bring peace to your precious people of New Zealand.
In Christ's name. Amen

Michaela Youngson, President of the Methodist Church in Great Britain

 

A Prayer for our Street Pastors

Lord God, Creator of all things,
By love you came to this world in Jesus
Who shows us the way to live and behave,
And calls us to act with justice
To Love Mercy and to walk humbly
As God centred people,
United in the name of Jesus.

For those called to minister on the streets as Street Pastors,
Lord, we give you thanks for their vision.
As they build up good relationships with those who seek the world's enjoyments
We ask your blessing.
We especially pray for those who have responded to go into the streets of our town,
And for those who pastor them with prayer.
We ask that you will raise up others to respond to this Ministry here.
We pray too for protection on the streets,
For good relations with the Police, the taxi services and Paramedics
And for understanding by security staff on the doors of the clubs and bars.
Bless each one as they share the good news of Jesus
Taking the Christlight before them,
Sharing stories and most of all listening to those they meet.
In the name of Christ.
Amen.

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