Pause for Prayer : February 2024

28 Feb 2024

Praying for Peace

On the second anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine, we pray that those who make war will choose the way for peace, we pray for all Ukrainian refugees and thank those hosting them, and we pray for a lasting peace for all people in every land. Join us.

Holy God, the one in whom is all peace,
we pray for peace in your world.
We pray for your mercy for all innocent children,
women and men of every land who are victims
of the hatred and violence of fellow human beings.
We pray also for those who choose to make war,
that you would transform their hearts
to choose peace.
And we pray for ourselves,
that you would help us build communities
where all can live in peace.
We pray these things in the name of Christ, the Prince of Peace. Amen

Exeter Cathedral

21 Feb 2024

Christian Aid

A Reflection for the First Sunday in Lent

14 Feb 2024

A prayer for Ash Wednesday

Martin Payne, BRF

7 Feb 2024

A prayer for Racial Justice Sunday (11 Feb in most churches)

This ancient Celtic prayer could be adapted to speak into your community life. We don’t all have cattle, nourishment from food and drink is not the only immediate need, and we don’t all live in areas where we encounter larks, so how might this be adapted to speak into your context? And how might this newly formed prayer inspire you to live in ways that are just and peaceful?

We saw a stranger yesterday.

We put food in the eating place, drink in the drinking place,

Music in the listening place.


With the sacred name of the triune God,

They blessed us and our house, our cattle and our dear ones.

As the lark says in her song:

Often, often, often goes Christ in the stranger’s guise.

(Phill Mellstrom)

from Exodus! Justice for God’s people on the move, p.22

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