Lord I hold before you today those families that have become estranged from one another. Whatever the causes of the animosity prompt them to reach out in love and concern for each other. Help them to develop a will to heal and be healed. I ask it in the name of Jesus Christ – AMEN.
Lord I pray for people going to worship today with heavy hearts. Help them to find in the worship inspiration, joy and relief for their troubles. Touch them deeply and point them to the all-sufficiency of Christ. Comfort and sustain them. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ – AMEN.
Lord, I ask your blessing on those people planning to emigrate in order to find greener pastures in a different country. Help and guide them in all their plans. Help them to get their documents in order and their arrangements for their arrival complete. I ask in Christ’s name – AMEN.
Lord bless the work of medical scientists as they research possible cures for Alzheimer’s disease. Give them persistence and the necessary “breakthroughs” to encourage them on their way forward in this difficult field. And give them success. I ask it in Christ’s name – AMEN.
I pray today Lord, for people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Help them as they journey onwards to both receive and express love. Be especially near to their loved ones as they try to find new ways to love and care and thread their unfamiliar path. I ask in Jesus’ name – AMEN.
Lord, fill me more and more with your love. Let me receive your love and be grateful for it, ever thanking you for the greatest gift I have ever had. Show me how to be loving towards my work colleagues, my friends and family members. I ask it in Jesus Christ’s name – AMEN.
Lord help me more and more to open myself to your grace. Remind me again and again that your grace is sufficient for me – in good times and in bad. Encourage me to rely less on my own capability and strength and to depend on your resources. I ask it in the name of Christ – AMEN.
I pray today Lord for police officers, that you will protect them from danger as they deal with dangerous people. Bring them safely home to their loved ones at the end of the day. Imbue them with courage and the sense of vocation to serve others. I ask it in Jesus’ name – AMEN.
I pray Lord, for all people who work in children’s homes. Give them the love that will enable the children to know that they are cherished. Help them to overcome disappointments. Give them sensitivity in dealing with the children’s parents. I ask it in Jesus’ name – AMEN.
Lord, I pray today for those politicians and diplomats engaged in negotiations between governments that will make for improved trade and diplomatic relations. Give them wisdom, understanding and skill in negotiating, and vision to promote peace. I ask in Christ’s name – AMEN.