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Prayers

We pray for:

  • the people of Ukraine as warfare continues. We give thanks for the departure of the shipload of grain which is so vital to many countries.

  • peace in the Far East as China shows its military power in the China Sea around Taiwan.

  • all who are ill in hospital, waiting for test results or surgery.

  • all our key workers particularly those in the NHS.

  • all who have been bereaved, especially any known to us.

  • As we see the impact of climate change across our world and the UK we ask forgiveness for our misuse of the world’s resources.


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A prayer from the Methodist church, for peace in Ukraine



Holy and Gracious God
We pray for the people of the Ukraine and the people of Russia; for their countries and their leaders.
We pray for all those who are afraid; that your everlasting arms hold them in this time of great fear.
We pray for all those who have the power over life and death; that they will choose for all people life, and life in all its fullness.
We pray for those who choose war; that they will remember that you direct your people to turn our swords into ploughshares and seek peace.
We pray for leaders on the world stage; that they are inspired by the wisdom and courage of Christ.
Above all, Lord, today we pray for peace for Ukraine.
And we ask this in the name of your blessed Son.
Lord have mercy.
Amen


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