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Prayers

We pray for:

  • our NHS workers as workplace pressures continue to increase and strike action is ongoing

  • the people of Ukraine. We pray that the continued bombings would cease and that peace will come to this country.

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

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

  • our country and its government, that Parliament will seek a fair and just society for all. We remember all affected by the cost of living crisis, and we pray for agencies seeking to help the homeless and those with little food. We give thanks for the volunteers at the Foodbank and Pantry

  • our world as climate crises show our misuse of resources is causing changes which may become irreversible

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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

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