Prayers Friday 25th June 2021

Lord we thank you for the precious gift of health, for our sight, our speech, our hearing, for all the powers of body and mind which enable us to enjoy life to the full .
Father we thank you for the gift of Jesus Christ to be the way the truth and the life
For the love which moved him to endure the cross for us and for all mankind . We thank you Lord for the victory of his resurrection and the glory of his Ascension.
Forgive the apathy and lack of courage which hamper our witness as Christians , Our busy occupation with lesser things which prevents us from seeing the great vision of your kingdom . Forgive  our pride and jealousy which keep us from involvement with others in your service . Our many failures to mould our desires and plans into the shape of your lovely will, our prejudices which hold us back from doing what you have called us to do in the mission of the church.
Lord forgive our unreasoned fear of change and of new patterns of unity in ministry and worship. We confess our little faith, our loss of hope, our lack of love . Father forgive what we have been.
Thank you Lord for the blessings received in belonging to each other in the fellowship of the holy spirit; thank you for the privilege of being called to discipleship of Jesus Christ to bear witness to his eternal presence and his saving power.
Please teach us to safeguard the health that is ours, to deepen our compassion for those who suffer illness. Help us to use the days of our strength  in your service for your glory.
We remember our PCC Away day tomorrow
We pray for the flourishing of God’s gifts to his church –
God our father you give us gifts that we may work together in the service of your son.
Bless the leaders of your church especially in Denham parish, that they may be firm in faith and humble before you.
Bless those who teach that they may increase our understanding and be open to your word for them.
Bless those who minister healing that they may bring wholeness to others yet know your healing in themselves
Bless those through whom you speak  that they made proclaim your word in power yet open their ears to  your gentle whisper.
Bless those who work in your world today, that in the complexity of their daily lives they may live for you, filling your purposes and seek your kingdom first.
Bless those who are on certain of the gifts and those who are powerless that they may be made strong in your gift of the holy spirit .

Please give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service that we and all creation may be brought to the glorious liberty of the children of God through Jesus Christ your son our Lord, Amen