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This month’s prayers were written by the Revd Bill Braviner, Disability Adviser to the Diocese of Durham and Co-Founder of Disability and Jesus. 

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Prayers for July 2020

 

Sunday 5th July 2020, 4th Sunday after Trinity

Gentle and loving God,
you call us to yourself,
that we might find rest for our souls
in the wholeness of your kingdom.
Bless and guide the work of The Children’s Society,
so that they may enable the voices of our children to be heard,
both in their encouragement of the good
and in their challenge to injustice.
As together we sing the song of your kingdom,
bring the music of your love to bear
on the lives of all your people,
that we may dance in the joy of your presence
and join the chorus of your praise,
in tune with Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Sunday 12th July 2020, 5th Sunday after Trinity

God of our pilgrimage,
whose word is a lantern to our feet
and a light upon our path,
guide us in all we do to share your love.
May we sow the seeds of your kingdom
with joyful abundance,
and let you tend the soil of our lives
that we may be fruitful in your service.
We pray today for children and families,
asking your blessing upon the work of The Children’s Society,
and especially on the young carers whom they support.
Shine your light into their lives, and the lives of all people,
that those in darkness may know your peace,
and flourish in your life,
freed from the thorns and thistles of injustice
and bathed in the sunshine of your love,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Sunday 19th July 2020, 6th Sunday after Trinity

Generous God,
you have created such a beautiful world,
fruitful and bountiful beyond our needs –
and yet we sow it with the weeds of selfishness and greed,
and spoil it for one another.
Strengthen those who strive
for fairness and justice, care and love
to be hallmarks of our shared life;
especially those who work
for the wellbeing and flourishing
of our children.
Bless The Children’s Society
in all their work to end hunger, poverty and distress in families,
especially as the school summer holidays approach;
may they encourage and enable all our young people
to be nurtured, cherished and fulfilled,
in the love of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Sunday 26th July 2020, 7th Sunday after Trinity

Creator God,
who made the universe and all that is in it,
you choose to speak in the still, small voice of love;
be with those today who show your love in difficult situations.
Be with young carers,
as they give of themselves and of their own opportunities,
to look after the wellbeing of others;
may they have time and space to be refreshed.

Be with children and families living in poverty,
as they share what little they have with those around them;
may they have a fair share in the wealth of society.

Be with those missing out on education in this time of lockdown,
as they challenge and teach us about what is truly important in life;
may they be nurtured and equipped with all they need for life.

Be with those who feel that their voice is too small to be heard,
as they speak out nonetheless;
may they encourage us all to listen more closely to those on the margins.

Be with the volunteers and staff of the Children’s Society,
as they share your blessings,
so often in the background and unseen by many;
may their work bring to the fore the issues that need to be addressed.

Be with us all as we seek the welfare of one another,
and teach us how to support the wellbeing of all;
may we work together to help the seeds of your kingdom
take root and flourish in our lives and in all the world,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

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