Moncreiff Parish Church
Prayer Diary 2021
1st Loving Lord, be near and uphold our older people. Thank you for their life experience and wisdom as they contribute to our community and congregational life. Bless those receiving care at home and those living in care homes.
2nd Lord, be near to all who cannot find comfort and rest in the daytime nor sleep at night. Ease their troubled minds, painful bodies or aching hearts and grant them your peace.
3rd We pray today for all who are living in war zones, trying to survive in broken towns and villages, lacking food and clean water, in danger and afraid all the time.
4th May Jesus the Teacher be with all students, especially those living in halls of residence where there is a higher density of population and a greater risk of infection.
5th PERSONAL PRAYER: Lord, you know me as no-one else does. What fills my soul with joy and what burdens lie on my heart. You are with me at all times and in all things. Thank you.
6th We pray today for all who staff local surgeries, clinics and health centres. Keep them strong and well.
7th “Joy is a gift to be accepted gladly and gratefully like birdsong or sunshine.”
8th Dear Lord, prosper the work of CAP (Christians Against Poverty) and all other organisations which support those in need of financial help.
9th Today, Lord, we hold before you those who are in mourning. We know you wept for your friend Lazarus, so you know how it feels. Comfort and uphold all who are grieving.
10th Healing Lord, help us to feel genuine empathy towards those who are suffering and to do whatever we can to help them.
11th Father God, hasten the day when all people can find peace in their world and equality of opportunity in their lives.
12th We thank you, Lord, for the dedication and integrity of all who are still bearing the brunt of this pandemic.
13th Loving Lord, bring your healing touch to all who are ill at home. Be near to those who are distressed by the long wait for an ambulance and those who are impatient and frustrated trying to make contact with their doctor.
14th Creator God, as we look at the sky, sunshine, clouds, stars at night and as we look around at trees, bushes and growing things we thank you for your natural world and our place within it.
15th Thank you Lord, for the unmeasurable comfort contained in a loving hug.
24th “I am always aware of the Lord’s presence; he is near and nothing can shake me.”
Psalm 16 v 3
25th May those responsible for the security and safety of delegates at the COP 26 Summit Meeting be enabled to carry out their tasks efficiently and safely.
26th We pray today for all who are recuperating from illness, undergoing treatment or recovering from surgical procedures. Bring them your healing touch.
27th Father God, we thank you for the gifts of your creation; for food; fuel and green energy to warm us; for medication to keep us healthy. May there be a more equal sharing of your natural gifts.
28th Loving Lord, come close to us and those members of our own families whom we name now in the silence.
29th We hold before you, Lord, those who are depressed, lonely and feeling unloved, whose lives feel empty and who have no purpose. May they find the help they need
30th We thank you, Lord, for all who have shared our sorrows, walked the extra mile with us and laughed with us in joyful times.
31st As British Summer Time ends and we enter the season of dark evenings may the light of your love light our path.
1st How precious, O God, is your constant love! We find protection under the shadow of your wings.
Psalm 36 v 7