This week we are called to prayer and to the service of others in the name of Christ. St Paul exhorts us “Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers for by doing so, some have entertained angels.”
Please pray that, like Moses, being with God in prayer will enable us to reflect something of His radiance and love to those we meet. Pray that through Christ we will be able to live and love and serve and to show the values of His kingdom here on earth.
Please pray for our nation and for wisdom beyond human wisdom for our leaders and for those leading the research for a vaccine to halt the Covid 19 virus. Pray with thanks for the work already done and for the signs of hope for the future in these dark times. Pray for those who are working tirelessly to heal the sick and to bring comfort to them.
Please pray for all whose lives are going through upheaval or distress. Pray for those whose jobs are at risk and for those facing poverty. Pray that we and all Christ’s Church will be able to make a difference where we can. Pray for healing, especially for Richard, our Vicar, and for comfort and strength for his family. Pray for our community here and that all of us will be free from fear, and generous with our time, our talents and our treasure. Pray that we will have a renewed vision of what it is to be Christ’s Church, in this place and at this time.
Please pray for the United states of America and for the new President Elect. Pray for a peaceful resolution to the divisions there. Pray that Mr Biden will be given wisdom, courage and compassion as he assumes his new role. Pray for peace between nations and for an end to old scores which remain unsettled. Pray that the light of Christ will bring hope in dark places.