We pray for:
the people of Israel/Palestine especially those in Gaza. We pray for all suffering terrible injury, death and the loss of loved ones. We give thanks for the ceasefire last week and pray that it can be reinstated. We rejoice that families have been reunited and pray that all wrongly imprisoned may be released
all who are ill in hospital, waiting for test results or surgery, especially those known to us from our fellowship
all bereaved families mourning the loss of loved ones
the people of Ukraine as the war continues
the Hope journey visit by Wheelock school children on Wednesday. We ask for God’s help for those taking part as Nativity characters, guides, craft leaders etc. May the children find the real reason for the Christmas season while visiting
As COP28 meets we pray for all delegates and world leaders as they consider how Net Zero can be achieved.
A prayer for Israel-Palestine, from the President and Vice-President of Conference:
God of peace and compassion,
We pray for all impacted by the escalation in conflict in Israel-Palestine
For all who are mourning
For all who are fearful, today, and for what may lie ahead
For all traumatised and re-traumatised by what they have experienced.
Enable us to stand in solidarity with people of peace.
May your Spirit bring peace and healing to your troubled world.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow, and shatters the spear;
He burns the shields with fire.
“Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.”
The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
Psalm 46, v1 & v9-11