Prayers

Prayer is vital to the work of All We Can and we are encouraged by our supporters and partners who join with us in prayer.

Each month, we highlight the key areas that we invite you to join us in praying for.

This month, as new lockdown comes into force in parts of the UK, as well as Remembrance Day and Advent Sunday, we hold together in prayer.


A Prayer for Lockdown

As we enter a new period of lockdown,
Lord, we bring all our fears and frustrations to you.
Help us to know that you are with us even when we cannot be with our loved ones.
Help us to know that we may have to close our doors to one another,
But you never close yourself from us.
Lord, we pray for protection for the most vulnerable.
Help us to be resilient and steadfast as we do all we can to look after one another.
As lockdown begins,
Let our frontline workers feel your presence in their lives.
Heavenly Father,
May this time of distance be filled with the proximity of your spirit.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.
Amen.

A Prayer for Remembrance Day

Compassionate God,
Today we will hear a roll call of names;
The ones who sacrificed themselves for others.
We commend each person to you,
May we honour their lives by being people who seek peace;
People who desire reconciliation;
People with long memories and hearts that will never forget what they gave for us.
Lord of all,
Draw close to us as we remember.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

A Prayer in Preparation for COP26

Loving God,
We give thanks for all those preparing for the United Nations Climate Summit.
Over the next year, we hold all those in prayer who are hoping to seek resolution to the conflict we find ourselves in with creation.For those delegated by their countries, we pray that they might listen well, and raise the voice of those hurt, marginalised and locked in poverty by the injustice of climate change.
For those hosting conversations, we thank you for their hospitality, and pray that they might offer peaceful, open and imaginative spaces in which to seek renewal.
For those campaigning for positive outcomes, we pray that they will find opportunities to share their hopes with those who hold power, and together work towards solutions.
We pray with faith in your everlasting peace,
Amen.

Prayer written by our friends at JPIT.

Advent Sunday 29 November

Almighty God,
As we begin this season of anticipation,
We pray that we will discover something new of you.
We long to meet with you as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
As we navigate a new world,
May we remember that you are Emmanuel and will never change.
In this season of waiting,
Teach us, O Lord, your ways.
O come, o come, Emmanuel.
Amen.

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