Lord, I pray for wisdom. Inform my mind, and help me to learn the big lessons from life. Guard me from selfishness and greed. Help me to see and pursue the things that enhance life and enrich people in the best sense. Help me to keep calm at all times. I ask it in Jesus’ name – AMEN.
Lord I pray for those who are working for world peace. Prompt political leaders to ensure that good decisions are taken and that the people at the bottom of the pile will benefit and their lives and livelihoods preserved. Show them how to achieve it. I ask it in Jesus’ name – AMEN.
I pray for world leaders that you will give them courage and wisdom to make good decisions that will benefit not only their own countries, but the poor of the world at large. Grant them vision and foresight as well as a capacity for hard work and good will. I ask it in Jesus’ name – AMEN.
Lord, I pray that you will guide the country’s financial leaders during these times of economic hardship. Give them a deep understanding of the dynamics involved and compassion for those who suffer the most from unfavourable economic conditions. I ask it in Jesus’ name – AMEN.
Lord, let today be a day of prayer throughout your church. Let your Holy Spirit fill your people with the desire to pray and with a sense of joy in communing with you. Prompt ministers to exhibit confidence in your willingness to answer. I ask it in the name of Jesus Christ – AMEN.
I pray Lord for students in universities and colleges who are preparing to write end-of-the-year exams. Give them cool heads, the ability to concentrate and the discipline to use every spare moment to swot. Help them to do well in the exam room. I ask it in Christ’s name – AMEN.
Lord, I pray for the people who lead the country in trying to prevent crime. Give them level heads, wise understanding and the courage to initiate changes that might improve the awful situation of ever-increasing violence and murder. I ask it in Jesus Christ’s name – AMEN.
I pray today Lord for people who have migrated to other countries because of war in their home countries. Help them to plan to return and rebuild their places of origin . Keep them focussed on the future in a healthy and positive way. I ask it in the name of Jesus Christ – AMEN.
Lord, help me to remember that the little things in life are important. Teach me how to keep everything in perspective. Show me how to be generous, kind and thoughtful. Make me sensitive to people’s feelings – especially when they are hurt. I ask it in Jesus’ name – AMEN.
I pray today for all people who are harbouring resentments towards other people. Keep them from becoming depressed and filled with despair. Let your Holy Spirit move them with the spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation. Point them to Christ. I ask it in his name – AMEN.