Prayer Harmony - November
I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.
As we begin this month with All Saint’s Day, we remember those who are no longer with us, and who are now in the nearer presence of God, and we pray for all who are sad and lost, needing the reassurance and comfort of the Holy Spirit.
We pray for all who are to be confirmed this month, asking for God’s blessing on each one, as they continue to walk with Him on their spiritual journey. We pray that the Church will support them as they mature and flourish.
We pray for the schools and colleges of the district, that they may be places of wisdom and excellence, and asking for protection from harm for all the young people. We pray that they will be blessed and encouraged to grow into rounded personalities, showing love and concern for all around them, and experiencing the love of God in their own lives.
Remembrance Sunday draws us into prayer for all those who are affected by war and conflict. We pray for the refugees and displaced people who, instead of receiving love and care, are treated as unwanted aliens, or even as human shields in the war zones. We pray for all Service people who have to live, forever, with the mental and physical injuries incurred in their time of service.
The Readers have a training day this month, giving us the opportunity to remember all who serve God through ordained and lay ministry, paid or voluntary, asking for blessing on each one. We pray for Mark and Sam; Poppy and Nathan and all the retired clergy and Readers that serve Holy Trinity and St Michael’s.
We end the month with the Toy Service, when toys are generously donated and given to those children who live in low income families, spreading the love of God to all His children.
This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.