1st May Christ, who comes to us in bread and wine, bless this congregation today, tomorrow and always.
2nd As Lisa, our new secretary, settles in we pray today for all administrators who keep their organisations running smoothly.
3rd We hold before you all those who are sick at home and in hospital. We name those known to us, and ask your blessing for those not known by name.
4th Thank you, Father, for all the good and healing things of this past summer.
5th Dear Lord, bless the work of Christians Against Poverty and use those who deliver it’s services to bring their clients to a life free from debt.
6th We pray today for all those who are cold – for those who cannot afford to heat their homes, for those with no homes, and for those whose hearts are cold towards others.
7th Loving God, bless the children of our local schools and our own children in Young Church.
8th Thank you for the young people who attend our organisations and for their dedicated leaders.
9th “My thoughts,” says the Lord, “are not like yours, and my ways are different from yours.” Isaiah 55 : 8
10th Dear Lord, when it is hard to see a reason to live, or a purpose in life, come close to us and hold us firmly in your love.
11th Father God, we often see the issues in our lives as black or white, help us to remember there are many shades of grey as well. Broaden our understanding.
12th Thank you for the encouragers who keep us moving on by their words and gestures.
13th We pray today for all those who are suffering the effects of the hurricanes last month. May they be given strength to rebuild their lives and communities.
14th Positive Thought: “When I receive the peace of Christ my loneliness shall end.” M. Mair
15th May the words and music of our worship today bless those who deliver them and those who hear them.
16th Almighty God, we ask you to be specially close to those who are lost and bewildered by the death of someone close.
17th Thank you for the work being done to source funding for our new sanctuary and bless our giving in this cause.
18th Lord God, we ask you to heal and strengthen our bodies, inspire our minds, and feed our spirits.
19th “Love is the only seed that grows and flowers without the help of the seasons.” K. Gibran
20th Guide us, Lord, in our daily lives to see where a gesture of support would help someone, and give us the courage to speak it.
21st Caring God, bless our families and loved ones and bind us more closely to each other.
22nd Today, as we come to worship we remember others of your world-wide church who are not free to simply walk up the road to church.
23rd We pray today for all victims of violence, ease their pain and help them towards healing of mind and body.
24th We hold before you today those who live alone, who are without families, or whose relatives are far away.
25th Thank you, Lord, for our faith in you, for the strength it gives and the comfort it brings.
26th We pray for the work of our office-bearers on Board and Session. Guide them in your way.
27th The Lord who has brought you this far in your life will not abandon you when things get tough. Trust in him.
28th As the shops are well into their build-up for Christmas help us not to lose sight of the real “reason for the season”.
29th Today, as we celebrate our harvest festival, and come to the end of British Summer Time, we thank you for our many blessings.
30th We bring before you the work of the Leprosy Mission as it strives to bring healing and dignity to sufferers.
31st “But you, my friends, keep on building yourselves up on your most sacred faith. Pray in the power of the Holy Spirit, and keep yourselves in the love of God.” Jude 20 + 21