Father thank you for the signs of spring appearing. The snowdrops, aconites and crocuses in their showy dresses. The lengthening of daylight, despite whatever the weather throws at us we give you thanks.
Hope rises as we continue in the pandemic. Hope for a better future; hope for more person-centred caring; hope for more care for our planet; hope for a more equal and just society in UK and throughout the world. Lord we have some hope we pray for your hope in this world.
Lord at times it is difficult with these restrictions, and for some, isolation: may we KNOW that you are our constant companion and friend. Thank you that we can talk to you at any time or place.
Father as we draw nearer to you day by day help us to discover who we really are and our place in Your family.
Pray for all who are persecuted for their faith, that their faith may draw them deeper into you Lord.
Father help us to be drawn to what is good and holy, the first to show mercy and put things right. Walk with us Lord when we have to pay the price that peace -making inevitably involves. Pray for all involved in peace-making in our broken world.
As we care for others and yearn more of God so He is quick to satisfy that desire and grow his character in us so that we become more like Him. Come Lord Jesus fill me anew.
You are blessed when you have worked up a good appetite for God. He is food and drink in the best meal you will ever eat. Let us give thanks for our relationship with God for the blessings this brings us. Pray that you can allow God to grow his character in you so that you become more like Him.
Come before God today, Ash Wednesday, asking for a deeper relationship with him. THEN You are blessed when you are content with just who you are, just as God wants you to be, then you will begin to understand the things that cannot be bought.
We mourn for loved ones and for the sin that separates us from God BUT You are blessed when you have lost everything ie destitute, refugee, grieving, then God’s care love and compassion creep in and embrace you.