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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, to whom can we go for you have the words of eternal life? You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. You know everything and you know that we love you. Lord, save us, for you are the Holy One, the Son of God. Amen.

Based on Confessions of Peter the Apostle (1st century AD)

Lord, we thank you for
  the transformation of a shrivelled
    seed into food or flower,
  the movement of night to day
  and your eternal love seen in Jesus.
May we
  be transformed for fruitfulness,
  become light for others
  and know that your love is broader,
    higher, wider and deeper
    than we will ever comprehend. Amen.

Graham Thompson, Plymouth and Exeter District Chair

Prayers for the Ending and Beginning of a Year

God of the years,
as we come to the end of another year,
we offer it all back to you:
with its joys and its sorrows,
its high points and its lows,
the excitement of new experiences,
the routine of duties done.

We believe that you have stood by us,
always by our side.

If the year has left some
scars and bruises:
heal us.

If the year has brought
some success and abundant blessings;
make us truly thankful.

For the times when we have known
the support and comfort
of other people;
for every awareness of
your presence,
whether in visible splendour
or in hidden mystery;
for the year that is ending,
we praise you.

God of the New Year,
you are moving us on,
help us to respond,
not with fatalistic uncertainty,
but with courage,
to take up the new experiences
that the year will offer.

Not all will be of our choosing;
but all will be ours to respond:
when the year brings what we would choose,
when the year brings that which we would avoid,
help us to meet each new experience
knowing that you are with us.

God, you invite us to move on,
to play our part in your plans.
Help us to be open to you,
open to each other,
and open to all the opportunities
this new year will bring;
we ask it in the name of Jesus. Amen.

 

#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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