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.
Praying for the Parish
Please pray this week for all in these roads:
- Coopers Lane
The Collect for 22-27 March
Most merciful God,
who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ
delivered and saved the world:
grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross
we may triumph in the power of his victory;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
“He swore to them, “I don’t know this man you’re talking about.” Immediately the rooster crowed the second time. Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows twice you will disown me three times.” And he broke down and wept.” (Mark 14:71-72)
Saviour Jesus, we thank you that you forgave your disciple Peter, even after such a complete and personal betrayal. Thank you that no matter how much we let you down, you forgive us to. Amen
Please pray for the PCC meeting this evening.
Please also pray today for Burkina Faso.
Lord, today we remember those who have lost jobs as a result of COVID or lockdown. Please would you provide financially for these individuals and those they support. Please would you give them new jobs and a continued positive outlook when things look bleak. Amen
Please also pray today for Burundi.
Almighty and eternal God, have mercy on those who are sick. In their days of weakness strengthen their faith, lead them to repentance, and teach them to live the rest of their lives in your fear and to your glory, so that at the last they may live with you in life eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Please also pray today for Cambodia.
God of wisdom, please guide those in government as they consider scientific and medical evidence in relation to plans for the future. May lockdown be released at a point that is right and appropriate. Amen.
Please also continue to pray today for Cambodia.
Loving Father, we pray today for our parish, and especially for pupils and staff at Northaw and Cuffley Schools, as they finish a term mostly spent in lockdown. Please would you help them to find time for much-needed rest during the break. As restrictions are lifted slightly and two households are permitted to meet next week, we pray that this will enable much-needed social support without increasing infection rates. Please help us to see where support is most needed, and to care in this way for those we know. Amen
Please also pray today for Cameroon (Operation World).
There is real wisdom, Lord, in the adage
‘It is always Springtime in the heart that loves God.’
Springtime is a season of optimism and hope,
and the Christian lives a faith centred on hope.
Winter, with its cold and dark days has gone,
just as Good Friday passed to Easter and beyond.
We live a resurrection life
reflected in the new life springing up around us.
Thank you, Lord, for the hope that you bring,
the renewal that you bring,
both to this world and to our hearts and lives.
Please also continue to pray today for Cameroon (Open Doors).