Pause for Prayer : Oct 2021

27 Oct 2021

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20 Oct 2021

A Statement and Prayer regarding the death of Sir David Amess MP

from the President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Sonia Hicks and Barbara Easton following the death of Sir David Amess MP on 15 October:

“Sir David Amess MP was a faithful and dedicated public servant for many years. He was well known to the Methodist family locally and widely respected. We offer our deep condolences to his family, colleagues, friends and constituents. This senseless act of violence is appalling, and we extend our prayers to all who have been affected by it.”

Gracious God

We are thankful for all those who give their lives to public service; we are deeply saddened when it comes at such cost. Be with all who loved the late David Amess MP and especially with his family at this awful time. 

Lord, we pray for all those affected by this violent act. May your comforting love and healing grace be with them all.

In Christ’s name we pray.

Amen

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13 Oct 2021

A prayer Anti-Slavery Day (18 October)

Lord, you are a God who sets the captives free.

Your Spirit searches restlessly for those in despair,
that they may find the life you are calling them to.

We pray for those who are being trafficked and callously put to work in our region.

On the cross, you were powerless and subject to the cruelty of others.
Look with mercy on those who suffer this way.

May we, who are blinded by the shallow distractions of daily life,
feel the fear of the cornered and be roused to action.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

The Clewer Initiative

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06 Oct 2021

A prayer for Black History Month

I Dream a World

I dream a world where man
No other man will scorn,
Where love will bless the earth
And peace its paths adorn
I dream a world where all
Will know sweet freedom’s way,
Where greed no longer saps the soul
Nor avarice blights our day.
A world I dream where black or white,
Whatever race you be,
Will share the bounties of the earth
And every man is free,
Where wretchedness will hang its head
And joy, like a pearl,
Attends the needs of all mankind-
Of such I dream, my world!

Langston Hughes

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