I uphold before you in prayer today Lord, those students and trainee ministers who are charged with conducting worship. Give them courage and a sense of “presence” in front of their congregations. Help them to minister to people with sincerity and love. I ask it in Jesus’ name – AMEN.
I pray today Lord for all those people who are trying to care for an elderly parent suffering from decay and disability. Give them immense patience and love and enable them to exercise wisdom and caring strength. Above all, give them hope. I ask it in Jesus’ name – AMEN.
I pray today Lord, for those places where there is tension and violence. Grant to those in authority wisdom and great care for the people. Bless those who are the victims of violence and those who have to control the trouble and exercise restraint. I ask it in Jesus Christ’s name – AMEN.
Lord, I pray today for all politicians and statesmen who have to handle the affairs of state. Grant to them great wisdom in dealing with foreign countries and their leaders. Help them with skilled advisers and knowledgeable resource people. I ask it in Jesus Christ’s name – AMEN.
Lord, bless today all those people who are celebrating a significant birthday after many have gone. Help them to look back and recall times that were full of joy and meaningful activity. Surround them with people who appreciate them now. I ask it in Jesus Christ’s name – AMEN.
Lord, befriend those families where a member has committed suicide. Fold your arms around them in warmth and comfort. Enable them to hold on in the darkness they must feel all round them. Let them know that their loved one is safe in your care. I ask it in Jesus’ name – AMEN.
I pray today Lord for those people who are feeling that they have come to a dead end in life, through retrenchment, or possibly through divorce. Lift up their spirits and rekindle hope within them. Show them where and how to start again. I ask it in the name of Jesus Christ – AMEN.