Prayers

Daily Prayers for November 2019

Prayer is at the centre of our Christian faith. It is when we spend time with God telling Him of our love for Him; giving thanks; asking for forgiveness; sharing our worries, concerns and frustrations; asking for guidance and help; and praying particularly for others, especially for those who are suffering in some way or facing particular challenges – for healing, for peace or for release from the burdens that they carry. 

You may like to follow the Church of England's Daily Prayers (services for Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer); and we have a special prayer for St. Michael's, and a One Prayer: from me to God and from God to me. There is also some information about our prayernet.

At St. Michael’s we also use our prayer diary (below) to include in our prayers. These daily suggestions are usually about our Church and the Myland community, but sometimes include national and international issues too. We invite you to join us in using this diary; and may the Lord answer your prayers.

Please also remember in your prayers all those mentioned on our St. Michael’s Prayer Cross. Our Prayer Cross is in the north-west corner of the church nave. You are always welcome to place on our Prayer Cross the name of someone who is particularly in need of our prayers, or you may like to contact us and we will add their name for you.

You can find more about prayer at St. Michael's on our Prayer Meetings page.

 

You may like to include the following in your daily prayers this month:

Give thanks for all saints in Christian history who have guided us in the faith, and for all the saints alive today - including us (because a ‘saint’ is a disciple of Christ and part of His worldwide Church).

Give thanks for all souls we have known and loved; family, friends and
colleagues who have meant so much to us, taught us, guided us, cared for us.

Pray for those watching fireworks this month; may the displays be enjoyed safely, sensibly and with a spirit of fellowship.

Pray for the end of war between and within nations, for families whose lives have been devastated by war and for the volunteers working in war-torn
countries; may those nations’ leaders use their authority to end such conflict, and may all the world’s leaders come together to work for global peace.

Pray for those with whom you have argued or shared cross words; or with whom you no longer speak due to a disagreement; ask for wisdom in how you may seek reconciliation and renew the relationship once more.

Prayers for Peace

Compassionate God and Father of all,

we are horrified at violence in so many parts of the world.

It seems that none are safe, and some are terrified.

Hold back the hands that kill and maim; turn around the hearts that hate. Grant instead your strong Spirit of Peace - 

peace that passes our understanding but changes lives, 

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


God, our refuge and strength, bring near the day when wars shall cease and poverty and pain shall end, that earth may know the peace of heaven through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

(From: https://www.archbishopofyork.org/news/news-archive-2015/church-england-prayers-peace)