Prayers

Shupikai stands in the sorghum field she has planted in Nkayi, Zimbabwe as a result of participating in All We Can’s local partner HEFO’s farming project. Image: Tendai Marima/All We Can

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, join All We Can in prayer as the season of Lent begins.


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A Call To Worship In The Wilderness

Matthew 4: 1-11

‘Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.’

Heavenly Father,
As we enter this wilderness time,
May we follow where the Spirit is leading us.
Give us strength to get through this season,
And encourage us with your everlasting love.

We are hungry,
Feed us with your word.

A Lenten Prayer using Psalm 121
Let us pray:

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?

Loving God,
We look to you this Lent,
For help,
For hope,
For reassurance that you are dwelling with us;

We lift our voices to declare:

My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

God, our refuge and strength,
We cry out for your protection for our frontline workers and most vulnerable.
We thank you for the distribution of the vaccine and the joy this brings.
We pray for our brothers and sisters in marginalised communities who are less certain of when a vaccine will be available for them;
May there be equity and accessibility for all.

We lift our voices to declare:

My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

Lord of all,
This Lent, may we feel your ever-loving presence more than ever.
We long to hear from you;
To know more of you.
We open our hearts and minds today,
Asking that you will fill them with the knowledge of your love.

We lift our voices to declare:

My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

God of restoration,
We pray for all those who are sick and in need of healing;
Bring wholeness and well-being.
We ask that you comfort the grieving,
The lonely,
The lost,
And the uncertain.

We lift our voices to declare:

My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

Amen.