PRAYERS

PRAYERS FOR TODAY

Loving Caring “CONNECTING WITH THE HEART” Listening

 

Tues 1. At the start of Spring, let us be thankful for ongoing creation at the hand of our loving God – new growth, regrowth, beauty evolving, an awakening from slumber. Amen

Wed 2. May spring be a season not only of new growth in nature but also spiritual growth in our individual, church & family lives. In the name of our Saviour Jesus Christ, amen.

Thur 3. “In the beginning, God created the heavens & the earth.” Gen.1:1. Father God, I give thanks for the miracles of creation around me; stars in orbit, new growth of life. Amen

Fri 4. “And God said, [Let there be light] and there was light.” Gen.1:3. Almighty God – we seek your light to lead us into the future – with you. Reflect on living in the light of Jesus.

Sat 5. “Then God said, [Let the land produce vegetation, seed bearing plants & trees.]” Gen.1:11. Give thanks to God for provision of food, resources for daily life, comfort in life.

Sun 6. We lift to God all Dads on this Fathers’ Day, giving thanks for a Father’s contribution & role in the family unit & extended family. Pray for the many Dads struggling with issues & difficulties. We pray for new beginnings & resolution with care. Pray for a Dad you know.

Mon 7. “And God said, [Let the water teem with living creatures & let birds fly above the earth.]” Gen.1:20. Be amazed at the wonders of life on earth and worship God with praise.

Tues 8. “And God said, [Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds.]” Gen.1.24a. What an array of creatures make up our world, all part of God’s eternal plan. Respond in prayer as you reflect on nature’s wonders & lost or endangered species. Amen

Wed 9. “ And God saw that it was good.” Gen.1:25b. As God reflected on his creation, reflect on your use of the talents & abilities God gives you to pray that it also be good.

Thur 10. “Then God said, [Let us make man in our image, in our likeness.]” Gen.1:26. How wonderful to be made like God! Pray to be filled with praise & gratefulness in living life.

Fri 11. “Male & female God created them. God blessed them.” Gen.1:27b-28. Give thanks for your own family members as you bring each one of them to God, through Jesus. Amen.

Sat 12. “On the 7th day God rested from his work, blessed it & made it holy.” Gen.2:2. Pray to set aside times to be with God, reflect on his goodness & generosity to you. Amen

Sun 13. “Now the Lord had planted a garden in the east, in Eden.” Gen.2:8. Loving God, a garden, park or bushland is a good place to find your beauty & peace in your gifts of nature.

Mon 14. Lord God, we worship your greatness. Sun, moon & stars shine upon your tabernacle. Rain cleanses & washes our earth, replenishes & nourishes it, giving life. Renew us as a church here, show us how to continue in a different way as you keep us safe. Amen

Tue 15. Loving God, forgive us our sins of being at times unloving, unforgiving or selfish. Receiving forgiveness, may we look to you for new opportunities & enthusiasm each day.

Wed 16. “O Lord, how manifold are your works. In wisdom you have made them all.” Ps.104:24. Pray for Rev Ian & our Church Council for guidance into new roads of ministry.

Thur 17. “I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind & heart! And the peace I give isn’t fragile like the peace the world gives, so don’t be troubled or afraid.” John14:27. We pray for our world, now different, recovering from Corona Virus, to all be more caring. Amen

Fri 18. Almighty God, deepen my prayer life & draw me to learning from scripture. I pray today for our study, nurture & social groups who continue to grow in Christian love. Amen

Sat 19. Father God, we are grateful & blessed for the Carers in our church who keep in touch, support & visit to our congregation. Bless them all with joy in sharing Jesus, amen.

Sun 20. We pray today that God will bless all our Uniting Church congregations around our country, who worship in many & varied ways. Lord bless their missions & ministries. Amen

Mon 21. Loving God, looking to the future life & mission of our church, use us, fill us with your Holy Spirit to make a positive difference for Christ in our community of Southport.

Tue 22. Compassionate Father God, be with all who are suffering from Covid-19 virus, those nursing them, researching, tracking infections or preventing the spread. In Jesus’ amen.

Wed 23. We give thanks to God for his healing & the leading of our government bodies to enforce guidelines, keeping us safe. Pray for areas still vulnerable & God’s guidance. Amen

Thur 24. In prayer we bring the residents of Labrador Gardens & Woodlands Lodge, vulnerable in age, health & often isolation. Lord, give each a special touch of your love.

Fri 25. Loving God, bless those who visit hospitals, hostels & nursing homes, showing the caring Jesus has taught us. Pray for the sick & staff, chaplains & cooks who all give support.

Sat 26. Father God, embrace the families of the Gold Coast, including our own families, as school holidays are upon us again. We pray for safety in travel, activities & in their homes.

Sun 27. In prayer we bring our Essential Services; Police, Ambulance, SES, hospital staff & Chaplaincy support. Bless each worker in the often difficult & tiring work undertaken. Amen

Mon 28. Give thanks today for the supportive team within our church; our office staff, minister, leaders, technicians plus all on rosters to continue & initiate new beginnings.

Tues 29. Bring before God all with ongoing health or family issues; new diagnoses or treatment for cancer, accidents, other traumas or mental health issues. Lord, surround them with your love & your healing, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Wed 30. Lord, today fill each of us with your PEACE: Power, allowing Christ to rule in our hearts. Energy, in being empowered with His presence. Attitude of a mind fixed on Christ. Called & engaged in faith ministry. Ever touched by & filled with God’ love.  Amen

“What shall we say the Kingdom of God is like, or what parables we shall use to describe it. It is like a mustard seed which is the smallest seed you plant in the ground, yet when planted, it grows & becomes the largest of all garden plants with such big branches that the birds of the air can perch in it’s shade.” Matt.4:30-32.  Praise the Lord. Amen