Prayer in uncertain times
As Christians, we believe it is vital that we lift our eyes beyond our own immediate situations, ensuring that despite changing seasons in our lives, we maintain a rhythm of prayer. We invite you to join us in praying for a different justice issue every day. You will find them daily on our social media, and if you ‘follow’ us, you might see them pop up on your feed as a reminder to pray.
- Maybe you could pray for 20-30 seconds every time you wash your hands?
- Maybe you could pray every time you are waiting your kettle to boil?
- Or maybe every time you find yourselves scrolling through the news or social media?
We put our daily Stay and Pray prompts into a weekly digest to be used as a basis for prayers of intercession that you could use in collective worship such as in a church service, small group or youth gathering. We upload this document each Friday. You can download the prayers or read them below.
Prayers for Saturday 25th March – Friday 31st March
We give thanks for the roll out of catch up polio vaccines in London, for children who missed out during the pandemic. God, we thank you for the protection against disease given by vaccinations, and pray that many more children will be protected through this scheme.
We give thanks for the improved availability and interest in affordable second-hand clothing, with the opening of a charity shop ‘supermarket’. God, we thank you for the availability of less exploitative forms of fashion, and pray for greater fairness in clothing production.
We pray for the estimated 43,000 people who died in the longest drought on record in Somalia last year. God, we deeply lament the loss of life caused by extreme weather, and pray for greater awareness of the issues facing those most vulnerable to the climate crisis.
We pray for care homes, with a third of homes in England having considered closing due to high energy costs. God, we pray for a reduction in financial barriers, so that those working in care homes are able to care for vulnerable people effectively.
We pray for more guide dogs to be bred and trained, with demand meaning that people with visual impairments face a long waiting list. God, we pray that more guide dogs will become available so that those with visual impairments are able to have more independence.
We pray for improved access to water globally, with a quarter of the world going without safe drinking water. God, we pray for greater awareness of this issue around the world, and for this awareness to lead to greater support for those without safe water.
We pray for the rapid staff turnover in schools, with vacancies for teachers 93% higher than before the pandemic. God, we pray for an easing of the pressure and greater protection for teachers, so that education is not compromised by personnel shortages.
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