Prayers of the People
Written by Marie Lowe
D. L. Moody once wrote" I am so thankful that I have a joy that the world cannot rob me of;
I have a treasure that the world cannot take from me; I have something that is not in power
of man or devil to deprive me of, and that is the joy of the LORD .
LET US PRAY:
In the midst of challenging times, it can be tempting for Christians to be more than joyful.
Yet it is in the challenging moments of life that God proves Himself faithful.
We pray that you would teach us what it means to see beyond our troubles knowing that you
are with us.
We pray that we would not be anxious but that you would give us Your peace. Let us live
differently in the midst of trial so that the WORLD might see YOU in us.
Spirit of God show your care, comfort and hope to all who suffer all illness, anxiety or addiction,
Give strength to all who provide support and love to all front line Workers, to all the families
who lost love ones whether through this covid, 19, accident or natural causes, people who feel
alone, please wrap your loving arms around them to show them they are not alone.
Let us take this time of isolation to show and to Rejoice in all of God's creation. The flowers,
birds, animals, sun rise, sun sets and reflect on our blessings and family's.
God we thank you for the steadfastness of our Church family. When we get through this covid 19
virus and isolation and return to Church, we will with rejoicing and praising to be welcomed back
into worship and this ongoing fellowship.
This we ask in Jesus name. Our strength in times of trouble.
(May 24, 2020)
Spring Prayer of The People
Written by Dave Wilson
May 17th, 2020
Dear Heavenly Father Here we are midway through the month of May and still abiding by the many Legislative social
rules for living with the Covid-19 virus. We continue to give You thanks for all the people who support
our daily living endeavours during this pandemic lockdown.
We thank-you Lord for the guidance in the Ten Commandments which instruct us how to
live our lives. We are thankful for the righteousness taught by the Golden Rule so important and
needed in this trying Covid-19 time. We find comfort and re-assurance in the 23rd Palm as we take in
the daily loss of life brought on by the Covid-19 illness.
We ask Lord, that You be with all; those grieving for lost ones, those struggling with serious
illnesses, those mentally challenged by the isolation and the drastic life changes, those homeless and the
hungry, and the children bewildered by all the Covid-19 changes. Lord, we ask that You walk with us as
a comforting guide as we move forward towards better times ahead.
Lord, let us keep our smiles glowing outwardly to each other in social support. Let us find the
good in the difficult times and some humour to be enjoyed in a healthy rewarding good laugh that lifts
up our spirits during this unknown covid-19 virus time.
Lord, we pray for better days with sunny skies, colourful flower gardens, star-filled summer
nights and an end to this virus pandemic.
A Prayer Tribute to our Mothers!
by Sandra Westaway
Today, Mothers' Day 2020, we offer special prayers of "Appreciation and Thanks" for Mothers ... birth Mothers, adoptive Mothers, foster Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunties and Caregivers throughout the world are in our hearts this special day.
Usually, we would have a video photo tribute of those we hold dear. Today, we remember each of our special Mothers with thoughts and prayers.
Ann Taylor, a poet, describes Mother as ...
the One who ran to help when I fell,
And would sometimes a pretty story tell,
Or .. kiss a hurt place to make it well.
A Prayer for All Mothers:
Dear Lord ... We thank you for mothers who throughout the world give care and love; show kindness and ability to lead change; who stand steadfast through difficult times; like those happening now.
We are grateful for Mothers who care for others .. who organize our daily lives; who feed our families with food and spiritual learning; who address problems with innovation and results... who persevere when difficulties arise.
For all of those lessons and many more, we thank you for the kindness You have shown through the work of your Son, Jesus AND for the kindness shared by our special Mothers. In troubled times, we turn to your words in Matthew, 25, verse 35:
"For I was hungry and you gave me food. I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me".
Thank you Mothers and God our Father for your love and care.