This week, please pray...
Gifts of caring
Lord, you have given us loving and caring hearts. Help us to use them to serve you and to serve each other with gentleness, compassion and thoughtfulness.
Especially we pray for the sick… for carers… for the homeless and dispossessed… for those who misuse drugs or alcohol… for the unloved and the uncared-for… and all who need your touch today; may they know your loving hand upon them
Gifts of serving
Lord, you have given us clever and hard-working hands. Help us to use them to serve you and to serve each other in practical ways.
Especially we pray for those who labour to produce our food… keep our streets safe… deal with emergencies on land and sea… welcome visitors and guests… clean and look after our homes and our church… cook wonderful food… make beautiful music or art… and all those who, by their ministry, bring you into the lives of those who need you; may they know your gentle hand upon them.