Prayers for 29th November 2020 - Advent Sunday /St Andrewstide

 

There is a response for our prayers

 

As we journey through the season of Advent

ALL: Lord fill us with your hope and light.

 

On this Advent Sunday let us pray for the world and the church,

our community and all who are in need of our prayers,

and let us thank God for his goodness.

 

Loving God,

We thank you for your beautiful world, and all that you have made so well.

 

We pray that more and more people will be motivated to find new ways to care for your creation, and we pray for our new church group Wylder and Greener,

as they look for ways to encourage us and our neighbours to care in new ways.

 

We think of your people who live in other parts of the world

and we pray for those who have to face extraordinary challenges and situations  each day.

 

We especially remember the conflicts Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, Syria and many

others and pray for peace;

 

As we journey through this season of Advent

ALL: Lord fill us with your hope and light.

 

 

Lord Jesus,

Today we pray for your Church throughout the world celebrating Advent Sunday,

as we prepare ourselves to celebrate your birth at Christmas.

We pray that as we all worship via Zoom and live streaming we can truly

learn anew, the way of sacrifice and service on which the Advent journey takes us.

 

Many churches are also celebrating St Andrew's Day, your disciple who travelled

to Turkey and the Black Sea region, spreading the good news of Jesus.

We take this opportunity to pray for the churches in our Synod dedicated to St Andrew.

St Andrew's Cheltenham, St Andrew's Sedgeley. St Andrew's Wall Heath, and pray for their work and mission to spread the good news in their communities.

 

We pray for our Moderator and Synod Officers, working on our behalf.

We pray for our Churches Together, and ask you to bless them as they prepare for

Doorstep Carols and other exciting initiatives in the future.

 

As we journey through this season of Advent

ALL: Lord fill us with your hope and light.

 

 

Holy Spirit,

we thank you for all the people who live and work in this area.

We pray for our schools, that you Spirit will guide and support the children and their teachers.

 

We pray for our shop-keepers who are having such a difficult time this year, that your Spirit will encourage and strengthen them.

 

We pray for those who keep us safe, and pray that your Spirit will empower them in all situations

 

We pray for the elderly in Nursing Homes, unable to see family as much as they would like, we pray for your Spirit of comfort to be with them.

 

We pray for new families who have moved into our area

that they may feel a generous spirit of welcome and be happy amongst us.

 

We pray for all those in hospital now,

and all who work there, and in our community,

may your Spirit of healing and compassion be with them all,

through all the pressures and trials of their day.

 

Holy Spirit help us all to play our part in the community,

to bring your peace into the lives we meet.

 

In our Prayer cycle we pray for

Eveline Hammett, Sian and Naomi Hancock and Lynne Hardaker.

We pray for the residents of Evelyn Croft Home

and the traders in Wylde Green and Boldmere.

 

We also pray for Sue Greenwood recovering from her operation,

for Brian Butler waiting for an operation,

the family of Brian Land who died last Sunday.

We pray for a spirit of peace and comfort be with them all.

 

As we journey through this season of Advent

ALL: Lord fill us with your hope and light. Amen.

 

 

 

Joan Winterbottom

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