Prayer Diary 2022
1st I will always thank the Lord; I will never stop praising him. I will praise him for what he has done; may all who are oppressed listen and be glad! Proclaim with me the
Lord's greatness; let us praise his name together!
2nd Dear Lord, as we pray for the people of Ukraine and Russia we remember the prophet Micah tell us that a time of universal peace will come when nations will never again go to war. Hasten that day.
3rd As our children began their Easter break we pray for grandparents and other carers who will be looking after them - that they may rejoice in their company as Jesus did when he called the little ones to him.
4th PERSONAL PRAYER: Father God, I want to come into your presence in a receptive state of being. But my mind is not focused, my thoughts stray to yesterday or plans for tomorrow and my body is restless and fidgety. Thank you that you meet me where I am and welcome me to your presence.
5th We pray today for all who are unemployed, for those seeking but not finding work and those whose state of health means they are unable to find work within their limitations.
6th Father God, we thank you for the gatekeepers and pathfinders in our lives, those who open doors for us, those who lead by example and those who pray for us.
7th Loving God, we hold before you the people of your world. Be near and guide the presidents and governments of the nations, the leaders of NATO and the UN. Heal the conflicts, tension and injustices that beset your creation.
8th Lord we hold before you all refugees and displaced people this night. May they find a safe place in which to rest and may governments move to deal with their problems.
9th We thank you for all who work in and for Moncreiff, those who maintain and preserve our building, those who fundraise and all who give of their time and talents in whatever way they can.
10th As we remember the events of Holy Week and Easter bless our services and all who participate in them.
11th Dear Lord, we thank you for the love that you have for us, for the forgiveness you so freely pour out and for your sacrifice to show us the way.
12th Lord as we look ahead to the events we know lie ahead for you or that first Holy Week we simply keep our hearts and minds full of thankfulness that you are our Lord.
13th Thank you for flowers and plants coming up after the winter to beautify our surroundings.
14th Help us to love and serve our neighbours, especially those whom we find it hard to understand, as you loved and served others and washed the feet of your disciples. Fill as so full of your love that it must expand to encompass those we meet.
15th Such a mixed day today. Lord, you have followed the Way of the Cross - sorrow and pain. But unlike your friends, we know it’s not the end – life and joy.
16th Living Lord, we bring before you all who are grieving this day. Those known to us and the many, many more whose stories we shall never know. Comfort them.
17th Father God, we rejoice in the risen Lord today.
18th “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
19th Christ, the ultimate communicator, we thank you for modern technology that makes contacting one another easier than it's ever been.
20th We pray today for carers. Young ones helping family members, unpaid ones who simply want to help out and professional ones whose calling it is. May they be enabled to do their duties with compassion and calm.
21st Healing Lord, be close to all who are living with ongoing health conditions. May such relief and healing as is available be offered to them and may they be given courage and strength to face each day.
22nd Loving Lord, may we be patient and courteous to all who work in public facing jobs, as we speak with them. Help us to be more understanding of the stresses they face and help them to understand how upset we may be by events beyond our control.
23rd Bless to us our leisure time. Bring us to a clear a closer relationship with you and with each other.
24th May Jesus be with all who lead worship today whatever they may be and may he inspire and support them now and always
25th As our children approach the first exam season since lockdown meet them where they are and help them to face the days ahead without panic or distress.
26th Creator God, we thank you for life itself, for love, healing and for those who serve as human channels to convey those things to us.
27th Be with our children, Lord, whatever they face this and everyday. Keep them close to you and fill them with the joy of knowing they are loved and precious.
28th May all who are lonely and still nervous of being in company be encouraged to move out into the wider world again knowing you are with them.
29th Our Church Family of Moncreiff comes in all shapes and sizes, all ages, all personalities and all abilities but we are all united in you. Thank you, Lord.
30th We pray today for people from our past. Long ago friends, relatives no longer in contact, teachers, fellow employees and all who were once an important part of our lives.