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29 Nov 2023
A Prayer for World Aids Day (1 Dec)
God of Promise, today we are mindful of our sisters and brothers suffering with HIV and AIDS. We ask your healing presence on millions of people living with the disease today; particularly the children who are infected or who have been orphaned by the disease. Make of us a safe haven for those who are abandoned, discriminated against and rejected on account of their illness. Inspire us to speak out for a just distribution of health care and medical aid in all countries and for generosity in sharing our resources with those struggling under the weight of this epidemic overseas.
As we begin our Advent celebration of waiting in hope for the birth of your Son, let us remember those across the world who wait in hope for a cure. Amen.
22 Nov 2023
A Prayer for Red Wednesday
15 Nov 2023
A Prayer for Safeguarding Sunday – 19 Nov 2023
08 Nov 2023
Prayer in a time of hopelessness
We entrust to you, eternal God,
those times when we can see only shadows and lose sight of the
hope to come;
the times when suffering seems so senseless,
life so fragile, war so unstoppable and death so permanent.
Bless us with the assurance that you are in all things,
the tragic and the beautiful,
the nightmare and the dream,
the light and the darkness.
This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ,
the peace of the world, today, tomorrow and forever.
01 Nov 2023
|‘Prayer is at its heart reminding ourselves every single day that God made us, God loves us and God is with us. Everything else flows from these eternal truths.’ So writes Martyn Payne in The BRF Book of 100 Prayers, just before this prayer:|
|Father God, when the news is bleak, steady us;|
when the pain is bitter, surround us;
when the days blur, sustain us;
when despair burdens, still us.
In our weakness, make us strong;
in our lowness, lift us up,
confident that our Redeemer
ever lives and prays for us
and will never let us go.
|Pray not for Arab or Jew,|
for Palestinian or Israeli,
but pray rather for ourselves,
that we might not
divide them in our prayers
but keep them both together
in our hearts.
(prayer from the ecumenical prayer vigil for peace in Gaza)