Prayers Friday 17th September 2021

Give thanks for the success of our Patronal festival and for all who organised it. Thank God for the good weather He gave us within those two days.
Pray that our God in His infinite goodness and mercy will nurture every new relationship built with our unchurched members of our community in the course of this festival, that He will fan every spark developed into flame.
Give thanks for the commitment of the church in England and the world at large to the marginalised,  for its faithfulness to the gospel and its witness to the gospel’s power to change and save lives.
Pray for young families who are finding it difficult to come to church, that God will fill in any gaps in their lives and strengthen their faith.
Pray for the church in its mission to preach the word of God and its commitment to speak in languages and dialects its hearers will understand,  pray that God’s great commission will be honoured and the gospel will be heard all over the world.
Pray for the church leaders to have faith and courage in the face of difficulty, especially in this current climate, that they may find strength to suffer with Christ and be changed into his likeness.
Pray for places of education that they may seek to broaden the minds and skills of those who seek to learn and offer a vision of a fairer world.
Pray for places of employment that they may be free from discrimination and prejudice, that employer and employee may work together to ensure fairness for all.
Lord on your mercy, hear our prayers