Moncreiff Parish Church
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Scottish Charity No. SC016751
28th As we come to the end of the year, we ask your blessing for the children who have been baptised in Moncreiff and for their parents, God-parents and families.
29th We thank you, Lord, for the courage and dedication of our Search and Rescue Teams, our Coastguards and our Mountain Rescue Teams.
30th Help us, Lord, in the year ahead to grow friendships, nurture our fellowship and create stronger bonds in our community.
31st At the end of this year we ask you, Lord, to go forward with us as we face an unknowable future. Our lives and our plans are in your hands.
“God has made us what we are, and in our union with Christ Jesus he has created us for a life of good deeds, which he has already prepared for us to do.”
Ephesians 2 v 10
Dear Lord, as we begin a new year enable us to live our lives walking on the path of your love.
1st “This God is our God for ever and ever; he will lead us for all time to come.” Psalm 48 v 14
2nd We pray today for all who are starting this year by escaping from war zones, persecution or any condition that makes leaving home and becoming a refugee seem like a better option.
3rd Father God, the source of all peace, be with us as we face the weeks and months ahead.
4th Thank you, Lord, for the joy of winter walks over the holiday time. We are blessed by our beautiful countryside and our unspoiled coastline.
5th We pray for all who are beginning this year with an unwelcome change to their family dimension. Give them courage and hope for the days ahead.
6th “As with gladness men of old
did the guiding star behold,
as with joy they hailed its light
leading onwards, beaming bright:
so, most gracious Lord, may we
evermore be led to thee.” W C Dix
7th We hold before you those who have no settled home and are living on our streets exposed to severe weather and personal danger. Empower those agencies that are working to alleviate this situation.
8th Healing God, we remember those in distant lands who are suffering from outbreaks of disease, especially Ebola, and are far from help and medical aid.
9th Thank you for the recent opportunities we have had to come closer to and spend time with family and friends we seldom see.
10th “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to teach them that they should always pray and never become discouraged.” May we too learn this lesson. Luke 18 v 1
11th We pray for those who have been diagnosed with long term debilitating health conditions. May they and their families be given the courage to face the future and whatever life-changes it brings.
12th Compassionate God, we ask you to comfort and strengthen all those whose loved one has passed away. Grant them your peace.
13th As we gather together in fellowship for worship, we remember those who cannot be with us today.
14th Father God, we thank you for our homes, food and safety from the weather, and also for the joy of friends and family.
15th Dear Lord, bless the members of our Moncreiff Development Group and prosper our changed plans for our future in Calderwood.
16th We thank you for the work of all who make our streets safe to walk along, and our roads safe to drive on.
17th Thank you for our access to physiotherapists, psychologists and complimentary therapists who work alongside medical practitioners to bring us healing.
18th Lord of the Changing Seasons, as the daylight hours increase, we thank you that life is stirring under the earth and growth will appear in due time.
19th Generous Lord, we think of all who give of their time and talents in a volunteering capacity. Bless them and their work.
20th We hold before you our children in Faithbuilders and their dedicated leaders, the families they belong to and all who love and nurture them.
21st We thank you for our families and friends, those who laugh with us and share our joy, and those who weep with us and hold us up when life is hard.
22nd “Eternal Father, Fount of wisdom: we ask you to bless the national leaders we have elected: grant that through their discussions and decisions we may solve our problems effectively, enhance the wellbeing of our nation, and achieve a fairer and more united society.“
adopted from a New Zealand prayer book
23rd MINI MEDITATION: I turn my thoughts to you, Father God. I rest in your peace, in the tranquillity of your love. I am still in my Father’s presence.
24th We hold before you all who are living with violence, threat of any kind, fear and foreboding. May your Holy Spirit fill them and give them strength.
25th We thank you, Lord, for the skills of authors, film-makers, musicians and games designers whose work gives us enjoyment, entertainment and education.
26th Loving Lord, we ask that as members of Moncreiff Congregation, we may grow closer in fellowship with each other.
27th We pray for all survivors of traumatic events, who dread falling asleep, knowing they will suffer harrowing nightmares. May their bodies, minds and memories be healed.
28th A PRAYER FOR OURSELVES: Creator God, you know what I need without me putting it into words. Hear my prayers and also my silences. Give me strength for today, hope for tomorrow and hold me in your everlasting love.
29th May all who have to face difficult decisions, unforeseen circumstances or new beginnings be enabled to cope with insight and wisdom.
30th Father God, we ask you to walk alongside us today and every day, whatever that day may bring.
31st We hold before you, Lord, our church family in Moncreiff, our fellow members of the Presbytery of Hamilton, our national Church of Scotland and all who claim you as their Lord throughout the world.