Moncreiff Parish Church
1ST “Come and see what God has done, his wonderful acts among men.” Psalm 66 v 5
2nd Healing Lord, we hold before you all who are ill in countries with no national health service and where hospitals are struggling to cope.
3rd We hold before you, Lord, the children and leaders of our uniformed organisations and thank you that they have continued to meet even if in very different ways.
4th “The human voice is the organ of the soul.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Hasten the day, Lord, when we can sing your praises together again.
5th Loving Father, we thank you for the dedication of those who administer the COVID-19 vaccinations we so badly need.
6th We pray today for those with no settled homes, and for those agencies which try to help them.
7th We thank you, Lord, for those who man our coast guard stations, lifeboats and customs posts, keeping our seas and shores safe.
8th Dear Lord, we rejoice in your creation of trees, plants and flowers that lift our spirits and colour our surroundings.
9th May all who provide counselling services be encouraged and guided in their work.
10th In this time of ongoing, but fewer, restrictions we pray for ministers, chaplains, and padres. Keep them strong in their faith, Lord.
11th PERSONAL PRAYER: Father God, here I am. Just me – in this quiet moment; or in this breathing space in my busy day; or in the middle of the shock I've just sustained. Wherever I am, whatever has brought me to this moment be close to me, Lord, and uphold me.
12th We pray for all who have touched our lives, inspiring, encouraging, sharing burdens and joys with us.
13th Heavenly Father, may we find rest when we are tired, comfort when we are in pain, peace when we are stressed, and the joy of your presence when we pray.
14th May all who are in financial difficulty receive the advice and help they need.
15th Dear Lord, thank you for those who meet us in fellowship with smiles under their masks and welcoming body language.
16th We pray for all who are suffering from the aftereffects of Covid, that they may regain strength and a more positive outlook on their path to recovery.
17th As our Development Project moves to the next stage be present, Lord, in the discussions, planning and progress that lie ahead.
18th Dear Lord, be close to those members of our congregation who are unable to return to worship in the sanctuary. May they not feel lonely and forgotten.
19th We look forward to a further easing of restrictions on our daily lives. Bless us as we move forward.
20th POSITIVE THOUGHT:
The light of God surrounds me.
The love of God enfolds me.
The power of God upholds me.
21st Be close, Lord, to those with no bed for tonight, or any night. Prosper the work of those agencies which offer help.
22nd Loving and Healing Lord, be with our nurses and all NHS staff. Uphold them and give them the strength they need.
23rd May our children and our school staff relax and find peace of mind during the weeks ahead.
24th We thank you, Lord, for those relationships built on the giving and receiving of love and trust.
25th Father God, when we come to you in prayer may we feel we are a part of your family, united with others, even when physically alone.
26th We pray today for the victims of recent floods. Give them courage and resilience as they struggle with the devastation surrounding them.
27th Caring and compassionate Lord, be close to all who are bereaved. Comfort their sorrowing hearts and give them faith to face tomorrow.
28th May Jesus the Healer be with all suffering ill health.
May Jesus the Saviour be with all coming to the end of their earthly lives.
May Jesus the Teacher help us all, no matter what age we are to learn more of his loving-kindness.
29th As day-to-day life more closely resembles the time before lockdown may we take with us into the days ahead the lessons learned during this time.
30th We pray today for all who have deteriorating eyesight and have had to adapt their daily routine and living conditions, and for those institutions who provide help and guidance to them.
31st Dear Lord, bring us hope. Open our hearts to receive your love. Preserve and grow our faith. Enable us to come closer to you.
1st “Our help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 124 v 8
2nd We thank you Lord, for those who serve with such dedication in International Rescue and Medical organisations.