Prayers

We hope that some of the prayers shown here may help you.

 


 

Prayer for Christmas Presence


Generous Father,
At this busy time of year, help us to remember the important things. In all the rush of sending cards and giving presents may we make time to be still, to acknowledge your sending and giving of the greatest gift of all, Jesus.

Thank you that he didn’t stay in the stable in Bethlehem, but lived and died and became the Saviour of all who put their trust in him. May we receive afresh the gift of your presence with us in Jesus, now and forever, with great thankfulness.

In his name, we pray.

Amen.


By Daphne Kitching


 

PRAYER FOR PATIENCE

By Daphne Kitching

Dear Father,
Waiting is so difficult. And we seem to have to do it so often, and in so many situations. Waiting for news, waiting for opportunities, waiting for test results, waiting for others – even waiting for you, Lord, when we so long for you to do something.
Please give us patience. Ripen in us that ‘patience’ part of the fruit of your Holy Spirit, so that we can wait without anger, without frustration, without stress, knowing that you are Sovereign, that your timing is perfect.
Help us to recognise that, in the end, simply trusting you can take the weight out of the wait.
So help us to trust you, Father, and to relax in your care as we wait.
In the name of Jesus.
Amen.


 

In quiet and in sadness
We wait
With questions and anger
We wait
With friends and with family
We wait
We wait and we cry 'How Long'?
In the morning and the evening
We wait
As the world goes on around us
We wait
With an emptiness inside us
We wait
We wait and we cry 'How Long'?
With the town of Machynlleth
We wait
With our children and our neighbours
We wait
With all who are sad and exhausted
We wait
We wait and we cry 'How Long'?


 

Loving Shepherd, who gathers all to Himself,
We have lost someone very precious to us,
Little April is lost to us - but not lost to you.
As you cradle her in your love,
may Coral and Paul feel that same love,
enabling and strengthening them to face each day without her
for your names sake.   Amen


 

Loving Lord,
You are the light that lightens my path,
Your are the rod that strengthens my back
In this time of darkness and sorrow
Send your Holy Spirit to give me strength to go forward with hope.
Through He who is the Light of life, Jesus Christ.     Amen