Lord, today we pray for kindness. We thank you for the loving-kindness you have shown us in Christ. Lord, when the world is unkind to us, would you fill us with a kindness that is distinctive from the ways of the world, that through our kindness, you might reveal yourself to those who do not yet know you.
Lord, today we pray for patience. Lord, when we are under pressure, and the demands of life weigh on us, would you grant us the gift of patience. Would you make us patient and gracious to the people around us.
Lord, today we pray for peace. thank you for the peace that you give us through your Holy Spirit. Lord, would you grant us tranquility of heart and mind, that through Christ we might be a source of peace and comfort to those around us.
Lord, today we pray for joy. Lord, in your joy we find our strength. Would you fill us with an indomitable joy, that through Christ we might share your joy with those around us, reviving the disheartened, and strengthening the heavy-laden.
Lord, in the coming days, we want to pray for the fruit of your Holy Spirit to be born in our lives – for your glory, and for the good of our neighbour. Lord, today we pray for love. Father, as you reveal your love to us – shown forth in the gift of your Son – would you fashion us into ever more loving people. Fill us with your own love for those around us, that…
Lord, we thank you today for the ocean. We thank you for the sandy beaches and high cliffs that run along our coastline. We thank you for the enormity of the crashing waves and rolling seas. We thank you for the fish, the seals, the whales, and all the creatures that live in the ocean.
Lord, we thank you today for our munros. We thank you for the way that they rise above the rolling hills and valley floors. We thank you for their heather covered faces and craggy peaks.
Lord, we thank you today for our rivers and lochs. We thank you for the peacefulness of the rivers that wind through our land. We thank you for the vastness of our lochs, fed by mountain streams. We thank you for the birds and the fish that call these waters home.
Lord, we thank you today for the rolling green fields that cover our land. We thank you for their beauty. We thank you for the animals that they feed, and the crops that they yield.
Lord, we want to thank you this week for the goodness of your creation. Today, we thank you for our forests. We thank you for the leaves on the trees, the way that they rustle in the wind and shine in the sun, the way that they turn colours in the autumn and coat the forest floor. We thank you for the birds and their songs.