Moncreiff Parish Church
“The Church is wherever God’s people are praising,
knowing they’re wanted and loved by their Lord.
The Church is wherever Christ’s followers are trying
to live and to share out the good news of God.”
Hymn 522 v 1
“… there is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God which is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 8 v 39
11th We pray today for our national and local governments who are having to make decisions like never before.
12th May all who are in financial difficulty and are struggling to buy enough food, pay their bills and keep warm find the help they need.
13th As we come before you today alone and missing our communal worship services be near to us, Lord.
14th We offer our prayers for those who work in our National Health Service and Essential Businesses. May they find strength for their working hours and the blessing of healing sleep when their shift is done.
15th PRAYER FOR OURSELVES: Father God help us to live within the restrictions in force, to accept the necessity for these rules and to change whichever personal behaviours need to be altered.
16th Father In heaven come close to those in pain. Comfort them in their distress, bring them patience, hope and healing through your everlasting love.
17th “O God, you give this winter's cold,
as well as summer’s joyous rays,
you warmly in your love enfold
and keep us through life’s wintry days.” Samuel Longfellow
18th We pray today for the people of Yemen enduring the effects of civil war, COVID-19 and facing the prospect of famine.
19th Help us, Lord, to remain calm in our dealings with those we are permitted to meet. May we resist the urge to vent our frustration on others.
20th Loving Lord, we pray today for unofficial carers, for those looking after family members, friends and neighbours, for all who are walking the extra mile.
21st We hold before you our children, students, teachers, lectures and the problems they face in this time of lockdown.
22nd Today is a new day. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow lies ahead. Today, this moment, is here and now. God bless us all.
23rd Thank you, Lord, for those who pray for us and keep in touch from a safe distance, who cheer us up, comfort our sadness and share our laughter.
24th “Your mind is the garden,
your thoughts are the seeds.
The harvest can either be flowers or weeds.” William Wordsworth
25th Loving Lord, be with all who are facing the illness of a loved one, alleviate their worry and stress and give them strength, peace of mind and healing sleep.
26th We thank you, Lord, for the everyday blessings of music, books, films and all those things which help us to relax.
27th We pray today for our church fellowship in Moncreiff, for our town and for our country.