Prayer of the day
02 September 2014
Let your outstretched arm be our defence, O Lord; your
mercy and loving kindness in Jesus Christ, our salvation; your
true and living Word be our instruction and the grace of
your life-giving Spirit be our strength; now and for ever.
John Knox, Book of Common Order (1564)
He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
When our faith has become complex
and our justifications for living lives of excess ring empty, even
in our own ears,
remind us again what you require of us.
Let the city and the suburbs be places
where the elders can sit in the shade of a tree,
where the worker receives a living wage
and kindness is the watchword of our commerce and our
Teach us the humility that comes of knowing you are with us in all
and that you will teach us again that which is good.
In the name of Christ. Amen.
Michaela Youngson, London 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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