Prayer of the day
07 December 2013
O Lord God, since you have called us to devote ourselves to the
needs of others, grant us the strength of your grace. In the
midst of our work let us not lose sight of your great
purposes. Let us not snatch the management of your world from
your hands, lest we faint and fall in the presence of your
wisdom; this we beg for Jesu's sake. Amen.
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)
Lord, at times I struggle to be hopeful when I see
a world, with too many tragic headlines;
a Church trying to be faithful,
but uncertain about its future;
a neighbour rocked by bad news;
and I haven't even thought about myself, yet.
Hang on, though … neither have I thought about you.
And I'd forgotten about when
I recognised your Spirit overflowing
in that aid project I heard about;
I shared in that unbelievably moving act of
I heard about that broken relationship recently
Wow! There is hope. I see light.
You are here alongside me. Amen.
Ward Jones, Bristol District Chair
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The Methodist Prayer Handbook
These prayers are taken from this year's Prayer Handbook, 'Light
and Hope' which celebrates signs of hope in the Church, the world,
our communities and our lives. The title comes from the hymn May
the God of hope go with us every day (411 Singing the Faith).
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