I hope that these prayers are useful, and that you are able to spend a few minutes at noon each day, as we pray together as a church family. Please do keep sending your prayer suggestions to me, so that we can make sure we are praying around the needs, burdens and encouragements of our whole church family.
"Spread the corner of your garment over me, since you are a guardian-redeemer of our family" (Ruth 3:9, NIV)
Ruth approached Boaz in a difficult time, with nothing to offer, and asked him to redeem her, and he did. As we approach Christmas at the end of a very difficult year and with nothing to offer, we remember you came to redeem us. Please would you help those of us who are feeling joyful this season, and those who are not, to come to you in gratitude for the baby who came to die to redeem the world. Amen
Please also pray today for Uzbekistan.
Lord Jesus, thank you for the wisdom and creativity you give us as human beings you created, and especially for the wisdom and creativity that has enabled the development and approval of a COVID vaccine. As it begins to be distributed among those in need, we pray that it will bring safety and health to our nation; please help us always remember that true safety and healing are found only in you. Amen
Please also pray today for Vanuatu.
Lord, awaken us to your glory,
open our eyes to your presence,
open our ears to your call,
open our hearts to your love,
that we may give ourselves to you,
and work to your praise and glory. Amen.
Please also pray today for Venezuela.
Eternal Father, we pray for staff and pupils as schools break up this week. Please help both teachers and children to find good rest during the holidays, after a very challenging term. Amen
Please continue to pray today for Venezuela.
God of love, we pray today for people we love who are in need. Thank you that you love them more than we do, and know their needs even better than us too. Please would you bring them comfort and healing, and please sustain those who are helping them. Where we can help, please would you show us how. Amen.
Please also pray today for Vietnam.
This is Advent, season of promise. In our worship we prepare for the birth of a baby in a dusty stable in Bethlehem, and remind ourselves that this child will become the Saviour of the World who will return again in power and glory to draw all of his children together with songs of everlasting praise. The promise of the baby is also the promise of eternal life to all who believe.
God of hope and promise, be with us throughout this Advent season and d raw us ever closer as we journey together toward the stable and the birth of your Son, our Saviour. Amen (Source)
Please continue to pray today for Vietnam.