Prayer Diary

Praying for those around the world

The weekly prayers for Newton Poppleford

A person praying in church

Prayer Diary 15th – 21st July

As we approach the summer holidays let us remember in prayer all those who will be seeking physical, mental, emotional and/or spiritual refreshment and renewal.

Monday

Loving God, may all Church leaders, ordained ministers and the laity, be filled to overflowing with love for your people.
May they be kindled with fresh zeal for spreading the good news of the gospel.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on us.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on us.
Melt us, mould us, fill us, use us,
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on us.

Tuesday

God of peace and justice, may all those negotiating for peace in the delicate areas of national conflict, industrial disputes and entrenched bitterness in families or communities be given the skills, understanding and empathy to bring people together.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on us….

Wednesday

Accepting God, may there be time to love, value and respect others in our homes, places of work, our schools, care homes and hospitals.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on us….

Thursday

Powerful and enabling God, give help to all rescue workers and keep them safe. May all who are trapped in damaged bodies and minds know your healing. May those in poverty or tyranny, in earthquakes, floods or storms, be brought to freedom and safety and be aware of your love for them.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on us….

Friday

Healing God, we pray for those known to us who are suffering in body, mind or spirit and ask that you will draw near to them and bless them with your presence and your love.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on us….

Saturday

Caring God, we pray that the coming summer holidays will bring fun, friendship and refreshment to children, families and teaching staff. We pray that you will help those who work so hard in the summer to provide entertainment and hospitality to others. We pray that you will keep people safe as they travel.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on us….

Sunday

Wonderful God, help us all to take time to grow in faith and discipleship this summer, to be pro-active in prayer and study of your word. Help us to take opportunities that come our way to reach out to others in love and care.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on us….