Prayers

Daily Prayers for August 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:

Kevin and Victoria, Trevor and Sophie, and Steven and Catherine who are getting married at St. Michael’s this month; may they be blessed in love and life.

School children and children’s groups, and their teachers and group leaders; may they have a happy, safe and relaxing summer break.

The groups that will meet/continue to meet during the summer to help
support families, including the MakeLunch initiative at the Methodist Church and St. Michael’s Church Mice; may they enjoy the fun and fellowship offered.

Those receiving their exam results this month, and those who find they are not able to go to the university of their choice; may they be supported.

All children experiencing physical, mental or emotional suffering; may they find the help and care they need to cope with and overcome the situations they face; and may the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ embrace their lives.

 

For Children who are Mistreated

Almighty God, our Father in heaven,

we thank you for sending your Son, Jesus Christ,

into our world as a baby to live the life of an ordinary human being.

We appeal to you to remember children who live in difficult circumstances.

Those expected to work while still very young,

those forced to live apart from their families,

those under constant harassment and abuse.

Our Lord Jesus loved children,

he cared for them and he received them.

We pray that you will give them hope for an end to their suffering.

We pray that all parents and carers will fulfil their responsibilities to their children with unconditional love, compassion and wisdom.

In Jesus’ name, we pray.  Amen.

From the book: Mothers’ Union, The Prayers We Breathe