PRAYERS

PRAYERS FOR TODAY

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Southport Uniting Church.              Let’s Pray Together               

“The Helper will come – the Spirit, who reveals the truth about God & who comes from the Father. I will send him to you from the Father & he will speak about me.” John 15:26.

August

Sun 1  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart & lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him & he will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6. Draw me, Lord Jesus, to the words of direction in Scripture. Amen

Mon 2 Loving God, you promise to remove obstacles & straighten stressful paths. We come to you in these difficult times – to rely on your promises and share them through our faith in our daily meeting & greeting with others.

Tues 3  Father God, I am far from perfect… I confess my faults & errors… to be filled with your forgiveness & love as I ask you to guide me in the right ways. Talk to God, revealing your personal failings & trust his forgiving love today.

Wed 4  In prayer we lift up our minister Rev Julie & her family, that we will strive to support her Southport ministry. Lord bless her with good health, energy & your joy in all aspects of life for her. We are thankful for her ministry here.

Thurs 5  “As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried; He is a buckle to all of them that trust in Him.” 2 Samuel 22:31. Be blessed reflecting in gratefulness with thanks on how God has guided you & answered prayer.

Fri 6  Lord Jesus, draw me to learn from your Gospel truths – to rely on them in my everyday life, in my discipleship support or mentoring, all in the light of your love & power. Amen. May I be dedicated to daily devotions & prayer.

Sat 7  In Christian love we pray together as a congregation for our Church Council team & Carers, leading us in ministry & sharing with us in Christian Fellowship. Father God, thankyou for all the volunteer leaders & helpers here.

Sun 8 “Meditate within your heart…& be still. Offer sacrifices of righteousness & put your trust in the Lord.” Ps.4:4-5. Show me the way, Lord, to take inspiration from prayer, to allow myself to use my talents & gifts for & with you.

Mon 9  Gracious God, give me a humble attitude to trust you & keep close to you as I spend time in prayer. Pray for your family, the young & the older ones, for relationships, parenting problems or any health issues. In Jesus’, amen.

Tues 10  Thankyou God, for organizers & helpers who take responsibility for interesting & helpful activities as their gift to others. Lord, bless our 4C’s & the Friendship Group who are meeting today. May your love & grace be present.

Weds 11  Together we give thanks to God for being kept safe in Covid times as we are thankful for protection & prevention guidelines & those who plan & implement them. We pray for safe vaccination of our community. Amen

Thurs 12  Loving God, we are grateful to share prayer & fellowship; leading, listening, encouraging or sharing in our Small Groups. We pray for those attending: Prayer Walk, Nurture Groups & Church Committees. Amen.

Fri  13  “The Lord is nigh unto all that call upon him in truth….. ” Ps. 145:18. Call upon God for someone you know who needs healing, wholeness, peace or guidance, in God’s love. Take time to find peace just being in quiet prayer.

Sat 14  Sing a new song to the Lord- look around you & praise him for providing for your needs & replenishing beauty in nature – O Lord I am thankful. Praise God for the joyful times in your life and for the joy in the simple every day.

Sun 15  “We should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead….. in whom we trust that he will deliver us.” 2 Corin. 1:10. Let us pray for the elderly with ageing issues that these are met & their faith & trust in God continues. We pray for family & neighbourhood support to them & that their legal & moral rights are upheld. Amen

Mon 16  Loving God, guide our world as we continue to battle against Covid-19. Inspire & inform our leaders & medical teams as we look to conquer the virus. We pray for our politicians who make decisions affecting us all. Amen

Tues 17  In our plenty, let us together pray for the needy. Where can I help? What can I offer? Who can I contact? Loving Lord, guide my thoughts & make me generous with my time, talents & treasures, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Weds  18  “So then faith comes by hearing & hearing by the Word of God.” Rom. 10:17. Praise God for our Sunday worship team, Rev Julie, ushers, musicians & technical support in worship & the sharing of the Word of God. Amen

Thurs 19  Eternal God, bless all the home -bound in their daily lives. Thankyou for all who pray for them, phone or share friendship, share the worship service, online or disc with them, to keep them in touch with our church. Amen

Fri  20  Today, pray for your own neighbourhood – young families, those living alone, in financial distress, with health issues or having ageing issues. Pray for each one, naming them before God, for support, healing & God’s blessings.

Sat 21  Lord, spread your gift of love around the nursing homes, especially Labrador Gardens & Woodlands Lodge, to residents, nursing & domestic staff plus visiting families. Gracious God, wrap your loving arms around them. Amen

Sun22  “Some put their faith in chariots & some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”Ps.20:7. We pray for families separated with lockdowns, border closures or suspected covid-19. Be their support & strength.

Mon 23  Lord, close to our hearts are those suffering,  losing jobs or business, homes or lifestyles because of Covid –19. Lord comfort them & show us how to give new opportunities & support to the many affected families & singles.

Tues 24  We come before God to pray for the finances of our church, ongoing expenses & maintenance & funds for ministry so that needs of our community be met  & we can share the love of God & Gospel of Christ right here. Amen

Weds 25 Almighty God, creator & re- creator, carer & nurturer, we pray for our world with pandemic, inequality, hurt, want & injustice. Hear my prayer for the issues of today……………………….. I pray through our Lord Jesus, amen.

Thurs 26 “Speak Lord, for your servant hears.” 1 Samuel 3:9. Take time in prayer today in talking with God about your own personal issues, for direction and God’s purpose to bear fruit in your life. Give thanks to God today. Amen

Fri 27  Ever present God, ever loving God, embrace the medical personel around our world caring for Covid patients. Lord, keep them safe & enable healing by your hand through them. Give safety, strength & endurance. Amen.

Sat 28  “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13. In quiet prayer, withdrawn from the business & noise, believe, confess, accept – new life in Jesus. May you know the eternal salvation in Jesus Christ.

Sun 29  “Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust & be not afraid; for the Lord is my strength & song.” Isaiah 12:2. Read or sing the words of a favourite hymn or Christian song, allowing it to lift your spirits & commune with God.

Mon 30  Praise God for salvation in Jesus Christ. Let the peace of God flow through you in prayer as you give your fears & concerns to him, allowing his strength & hope to go with you into your day, to stay attuned in spirit. Amen

Tues 31 Read Isaiah chapter 12 – a poem of praise, thanks, trust & encouragement. “Great is the Holy One of Southport – in your midst.” Adapted from verse 6. May you know God’s abundant blessing today and every day. Amen

TRUST IN THE LORD.  Write your own prayer of praise & thanks to God as you feel his love in the sunshine, smiles of friends & relief of budens lifted with God to enable you. Write names of 10 people to pray for next month & ask God that you be faithful in your chosen task to share your love of God & gratefulness to him, with them. Amen