Prayers for you
Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your disciples,
'I am with you always'.
Be with me today, as I offer myself to you.
Hear my prayers for others and for myself,
and keep me in your care. Amen
You are always with us and give us all we need
to be your church in Suffolk.
Help us , we pray, to give as we have received
abundantly, generously, and joyfully,
that our worship and our service
may bear witness to your kingdom of unfailing love.
in the name of your son, who gave himself for us
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Lord, teach me to pray, to want to pray,
to delight to pray.
When I pray - teach me to pray with faith,
with hope, with love.
Let me make prayer my first work,
my persistent work.
Work that I do for you, for others,
for the whole world.
Let my prayer be a channel for your love,
your grace, your peace,
for those for whom I pray, and for myself.
O God, always more ready to hear than we are to pray, give us more than we desire or deserve, pour on us your mercy and forgiveness and give us those good things we are not worthy to ask for except through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen
(From the Collect for the 12th Sunday of Trinity)
God is our shelter and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.
So, we will not be afraid, even when our foundations are shaken and all about is violent and tossed about.
There is a place in my heart that belongs to God above, and that brings him joy.
He is there, and nothing can take him away.
He will answer my every need.
Evil is confounded by his power and love.
The Lord Almighty is with us and the God of Jacob is our refuge. Amen
(based on Psalm 46)
Prayers for children and those not so young
Thank you, God,
for giving me the things I need;
the sun, the rain, and the apple seed.
The Lord is good to me.
In the stillness, you are there,
In the silence, you are there,
When the talking stops, we can pray.
When the talking stops, we can hear Your voice.