Lord, I pray for the children of divorced couples. In their feelings of pain and abandonment, console and hold them firm in your love. Assure them of your care and that both their parents love them. Help them to emerge from the break-up strong and resolute. In Jesus’ name – AMEN.
Lord, be with those couples who are facing the pain of having their marriages dissolved in a divorce court today. Give them courage in the midst of their disappointment, anger and shame, to face the future knowing that there is life after divorce. I ask it in Christ’s name – AMEN.
Eternal God, bless the Christian group in which I will share in today’s worship. Enable us to uplift the sad, calm the fearful, direct the confused, cheer up the defeated, reassure the worried, console the bereaved, and encourage the doubting. I ask it in Jesus’ name – AMEN.
Lord help me not to be idle today. If I find free time, show me how to use it in a way that will be creative and relaxing. Let me not be selfish in my use of time, but enable me to use it in a way that expresses care and concern for other people. I ask it in the name of Jesus Christ – AMEN.
I pray today Lord for all people who are foster-parenting little children. Help them to be very patient and deeply caring as they face multiple problems. Help them to create the sense of warm family and to be strong in wisdom and in love. I ask it in the name of Jesus Christ – AMEN.
I pray today Lord, for people who suffer from an addiction for gambling. Help them to leave the losses of the past behind and to stop thinking that the system owes them whatever has gone. Help them to move forward with courage, humility and hope. I ask in Christ’s name – AMEN.
I pray today Lord for doctors, psychiatrists and counsellors dealing with people suffering from alcoholism. Give them deep compassion and insight to help their patients. May they guide them to take an attitude of hope for the future and see them progress. In Jesus’ name – AMEN.