Prayer Focus

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Prayer Calendar for April

7th April

Today is World Health Day and the theme is "My health, my right", chosen to champion the right of everyone, everywhere to have access to quality health services, education, and information, as well as safe drinking water, clean air, good nutrition, quality housing, decent working and environmental conditions, and freedom from discrimination.   Lord, we know that for so many people this isn't what they have.  When we look at this list there are so many things that need fixing and it's easy to despair.  We pray for everyone trying to make a difference.  Help us do what we can to make a difference too.

14th April

As we enjoy the lighter evenings, we give thanks and praise for creation and the changing of the seasons.  Help us not to fill the time with more busyness but show us your peace, Lord.  Help us find space and time to rest and to listen to your still small voice of calm.

21st April

As we think about Earth Day this week, guide us towards the changes that we each can make to reduce the use of plastics.  We pray for governments and industry to find better ways, and for us to strengthen our resolve to make the right choices.  

28th April

We pray for young people getting ready for exams.  Help them to stay calm and determined.  May they be able to show the best of themselves and open up doors to the future.

 

Prayer Calendar for May

Week ending Sunday 5th May

We give you thanks, Heavenly Father, for the gift of music in all its many forms around the world. We thank you for the wonderful musical talent we have within our own congregation that gives us joy both in taking part and for the listener. We pray for those who set up projects, including music therapy, that enables the unlocking of people’s minds and voices, to provide them with healing and hope for the future.

Week ending 12th May

We pray for your blessing Lord, on all those involved in Christian Aid Week 2024, those here in Ipswich and beyond. May our Christian Aid Fair at Christ Church be a great success on 11th May and may the hearts of many be moved to give generously to those in need.

A Prayer for Christian Aid Week (taken from the official website)

Loving God, help us to hear the voices of those experiencing extreme poverty.

It is hard to listen to stories of pain.

Show us how compassion for others can bring healing and fullness of life for all.

Help us to understand that we are one through your love,

for every human being is loved by you beyond measure.

Week ending 19th May

In a world where wars, divisions and corruption are an ever present reality, let us remember in our prayers all the small organisations and churches, both here and abroad, that often go unnoticed in our news, who are working hard to bring about greater understanding of different cultures, of reconciliation and transformative acts of kindness and acceptance. May the Lord bless them enabling them to continue in their valuable work.

Week ending 26th May

We pray for all families and children as they look forward to the half term holidays, that it may be a time for fun and enjoyment for them. We remember all those young people, who are in the middle of exams at the moment, that they may be able to keep well and produce the results that they had hoped for. 

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