Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 16th June 2021
” Our hands lift up and are open wide as the eagle soars away………………
Sometimes, we have to do the same. We have to let things go and release them to God who knows and loves us.”
Loving Heavenly Father we bring our prayers for others and for ourselves to You. You are aware of our every need, day by day. We leave our cares with You and ask that You will guide us with wisdom, sense and compassion.
In Jesus Name,
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 9th June 2021
Loving Lord, at times it is tempting to give up, especially when life is becoming difficult. We ask You to help us not to dwell on past problems or setbacks, but to start again now to look forward with enthusiasm and optimism into the future with You to guide us.
We pray that nothing will disturb or dismay us, as all things pass. Let us remember that God never changes and all who have Him in their lives are secure in His loving care.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 2nd June 2021.
Gracious God, we bring these lines of praise in our prayer and pray that soon we shall be able to sing joyfully to You, as before.
” Drop thy still dews of quietness
Till all our strivings cease,
Take from our souls the strain and stress,
And let our ordered lives confess
The beauty of thy peace.”
The Lord gives strength to his people and blesses them with peace.
Psalms 29 v11.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 26th May 2021
Lord, we know that today, and days to come, are full of challenges and possibilities.
Help us to believe that we are all capable of many and great “little” things.
Let us pray that we can each approach any difficulty we encounter, not as a cause of irritation and anger, but as a source of understanding and strength.
We bring our prayers to you in the sure knowledge of your constant love and guidance in our lives.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday19th May 2021.
Gracious God, at this time of concern help us to continue to see the needs of others and realise that are occasions when someone else’s troubles must come before our own.
Loving Lord, open our hearts so that we may do good and show kindness which will bring smiles to the faces of many.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 12th May 2021
Loving and caring God, we come to you prayerfully during this Mental Health Awareness Week. We pray for Your presence in our lives especially at this time as for many, many months life has been difficult and distressing, day by day. Walk closely with us all as we need the security of your love.
We do give grateful thanks for the glory of sunshine, blue skies and the opportunity to meet now in a joyful way with family and friends, who are so important to each one of us.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 5th May 2021
Heavenly Father, we know that You are with us at all times, in sorrow, in sickness, in happiness and joy. You hold us in Your loving arms when the world appears unstable and uncertain.
We give You grateful thanks that slowly we are able to meet family and friends once more. You will know how hard it has been for each one of us not to be allowed to open our doors, in welcome, as we would normally do. We bring prayers to You also of how much we would wish that churches can be as they were, where we can praise You in prayer, music and singing, with hearts overflowing as we worship together.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 28th April 2021.
Loving God, We continue to bring our prayers for others to you.
We pray for the National Health Service and all who work within it in many different ways, as they give of their time, effort and experience.
At this moment we also remember those who live alone and have had to adjust to so much. We think too of the aged and perhaps infirm in Care Homes and Nursing Homes. We give grateful thanks for the staff who work tirelessly in various ways to care and make life easier for each resident.
Caring God, walk closely with everyone in need, now and always.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 21st April 2021.
God of compassion, we bring our prayers of gratitude to You as we look in wonder at the splendor of Your creation. We have the warmth of the sun when skies are blue, the necessity of gentle rain at times. Day by day, week by week we are conscious of the beauty around us as trees and bushes bud and grow, with flowers bringing colour in to our lives.
Caring God, as we appreciate all that You give us daily, we ask You to help us to have the strength and enthusiasm to also be renewed in various efforts in our lives to go forward to work for You and to walk in Your ways, as You would wish.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 14th April 2021
Loving God, we know that You are father to the fatherless, protector of all who have been bereaved. We ask You to awaken us today to the opportunities to offer kindness and hope in the lives of those around us.
Let us always bring to You, prayers for others before ourselves. Help us to see where there is need and to assist, in any way, with love and compassion.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 7th April 2021
Gracious God, we ask You to be with us as we face future challenges and opportunities so that we shall be able to face them with faith, strength and humility. We pray we may bring blessing to all that we undertake in the weeks and months to come.
Loving God, help us not to be concerned unduly, but to pray about everything. We realise You know all our needs and give You thanks for your constant care for each of us,
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 31st March 2021
As we anticipate the glory of Easter and look at the world around us, we once again see its beauty and the warmth of God’s love.
We bring prayers of gratitude as we think of the mystery and miracle of creation. We are able to gaze on the wonders that are ours to treasure each day. The growth of the trees and bushes in bud, the colours of flowers and plants as they appear with the rain and sun.
Prayer thoughts for Wednesday, 24th March 2021
Heavenly Father, through Your Son You are able to understand the depths of pain and uncertainty into which many are sometimes plunged. We ask You to be with all who have faced bereavement, depression and despair. Thankfully in our darkest and most desperate moments we do know that You are with us.
Loving Father, at this time of reflection after a year of difficulties and fear, we are grateful to look forward with hope and anticipation to the weeks and months to come, in the security of Your love.
” A light shone in the darkness and the darkness couldn’t put it out.”
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 17th March 2021
Loving Heavenly Father in any uncertainty we come to you Lord, for you are constant and your love is sure.
We see your constancy and love, not only in our lives, but all around us. We give grateful thanks for days of sunshine which all ages can enjoy. The pleasure that young people have as they meet, at times, in this present situation, and with the hope they have of many more days of happiness to come.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 10th March 2021
Compassionate Lord, we ask that you walk closely with us today, may we have a sense of Your loving presence in all that we do.
At this time we remember especially the good people of Dunblane, as their hearts will be full of the sadness and terror of twenty five years ago. We pray for the little ones and their teacher who were killed, and for those injured.
However, we can also give You thanks for the blessings of happy memories although time was short.
We prayerfully leave the town of Dunblane and their memories in Your tender care.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 3rd March 2021
Loving Lord, we thank You for this lovely day, and the days to come. Help us to continue to enjoy good and loving relationships within our community even as our lives are at the moment.
“Let us pray to have eyes that see the best in every action,
With a heart that forgives the worst,
Together with a mind that forgets the bad,
And a soul that never loses faith.”
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 24th February 2021
Caring and Loving God, We bring our prayers to You at this time in our lives which can be frustrating in many ways. We therefore ask You to help us to remember today and in the days to come, to find ways to speak that will heal rather than hurt. May we use our power of communication with kindness and compassion, finding the strength to live as You would wish us to do.
We give thanks for Your constant love as You care for us.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 17th February 2021.
Let us take time to realise that yesterday is but a dream and our thoughts of tomorrow are simply visions. However, if we have lived today well it makes every yesterday a memory of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope.
May we always aim to live each day bringing grateful prayers to our loving Lord, for the happiness and hope we do receive.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 10th February 2021
Caring and compassionate Lord we, as always, bring our grateful prayers of thanks to you. In the days that have passed many of us feel more secure in the medical fight against this silent and deadly virus. Our feelings are not of complacency and we pray that we shall, in the months to come, hear that all, of any age, who require vaccination will have received it.
Loving Lord we simply ask that you will give us the strength and wisdom to continue to accept life as it is, as we long to be with our families and friends.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 3rd February 2021.
Loving and caring God, we bring before You in our prayers all little ones and young people who face another change in their lives. We pray also for their parents and teachers as they cope and adjust to what is necessary at this time.
Let us also remember in prayer the many who are lonely unable to see family or friends. We ask for Your blessing on each and every one now and always.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 27th January 2021
Loving God, You know that we have had sad, painful moments in our lives that have changed our entire world in a matter of minutes.
We realise that they are moments that will change us, let them make us stronger, smarter and kinder.
Caring God please be with us, to support us with Your love as we struggle to accept what we have to face at this time.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 20th January 2021
Caring God, we bring to You, once again, our prayers of concern for our world in these uncertain times.
Help us to be strong as our lives are difficult, as we strive to continue in the fight of dealing with the changes in this virus.
We pray also for all leaders, old and new, in countries around the world that they will be guided in their tasks .
We now would give grateful thanks for the vaccines available and prayerfully trust that these treatments will be given to all in the coming weeks and months.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 13th January 2021
“Be still, and know that I am God” Psalm 46 10.
God is Almighty
God is in control
God is love
God is King
God is our hope, rock and fortress
God is ever-present, a help in times of trouble.
God is our Father
God is our shepherd
He will lead us,
Protect us and
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 6th January 2021
Gracious God, What will we do with the year that has begun? The choice we know is ours. You leave that to us. May we today prayerfully accept the challenges and the possibilities of the year that lies ahead.
We do realise, Gracious God, that we cannot do this alone. We ask You to be close to each one of us and guide Your unsure people as we at times are afraid during the days, weeks and months of this uncertain time. We pray that we shall feel Your constant love surrounding us all.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 30th December 2020
Loving God, as we bring our prayers to You at the end of this year, we see at this time how everything has changed and is changing. Over the past year sadly, we realise everything has.
Caring Lord, as You know, people we thought were going to be there forever aren’t, and people we didn’t imagine we would be speaking with are now some of our closest friends. We do admit that life, as it is makes little sense, so we ask You to help us to continue to cope. We pray that in the weeks and months to come all our lives will improve slowly, and many situations will become memories.
Loving God, as we step in to the uncertain New Year we ask that You will walk closely with each one of us enclosing us in Your constant love supporting and assisting us to deal with whatever is Your will.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 23rd December 2020
Heavenly Father, Through Your Son You understand the depths of pain and fear into which we are sometimes plunged. Walk closely with all who have faced bereavement, depression and despair. In our darkest and desperate moments help us not to become lost within ourselves, but to respond to the needs of those around us.
Let us remember now —— A little child, a shining star,
A stable poor, the door ajar
Yet in that place so crude and forlorn
The hope of all the world was born,
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 16th December 2020.
Today we bring our prayers to You for peace within ourselves, our families and friends, our neighbours, our community and certainly our world.
Heavenly Father at this time, let us close out the noise of everyday living and help us listen for Your voice as we take time to meditate quietly.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 9th December 2020
Compassionate and caring God, we bring to You thankful prayers for blessings we have in our lives. We remember family and friends with much concern, as we are unable to be close to them at the moment. We pray for each and every one, asking that You be near and keep them safe in your constant love.
We also bring to You the many who are working in various ways to help those who are ill or distressed. Guide those who are now involved in the ongoing vaccination programme and that all will go well as this progresses.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 2nd December 2020
We bring our prayers to You as we worship together in the season of advent. Let us remember at this time of longing to be with family and friends that if we have the opportunity to make people happy just do it. Sometimes others are struggling silently. Perhaps our acts of kindness can make a loving and special difference to their day, which will bring them true happiness.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 25th November 2020
Loving Lord, we give you thanks for the weeks that have gone by and ask your blessing on the days to come.
We pray, as always, for the many who are ill in any way, for their families and friends at this time of frightening uncertainty. We also bring all who care for others before You in our prayers.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 18th November 2020
Gracious God, we pray for Hope to light our pathway when the way ahead is dark. Faith to trust in things unseen and to know without a doubt, that it is in Your love we live and have our being. We ask for Love to see, to understand, and help all those in need now and always.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 11th November 2020
At this time we pray especially for all members of the Armed Forces as they go about their duties here and throughout the world. We remember also those who gave their lives over many years in past conflicts, and give grateful thanks for their brave endeavours as they strove for peace.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 4th November 2020
As our loving Lord has told us,
‘By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’
We give thanks for all who by their acts of love and dedicated service to others are standing by their neighbours, and those in need, especially in these challenging days.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 28th October 2020
God of compassion, we pray for strength, understanding and caring in these difficult days.
We bring before You in prayer all who feel abandoned or isolated due to in the situation we are in. Help us in these sad times to be
good friends and neighbours, and that we may reach out in love to our community and beyond.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 21st October 2020
Loving God, we bring before You in prayer all who have been affected in any way by the Coronavirus Covid 19. We pray for those who have been infected, those who have been hospitalised, those who have lost loved ones. At this time of continued uncertainty we pray also for all who are caring for the many in need. We remember too families and friends that they may feel supported by our prayers.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 14th October 2020
Caring God, in this time of personal and national crisis we give thanks for Your presence with us. We put our trust in You. Give us a faith that will be an anchor, firm and secure, in the storms and uncertainties we are going through.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 7th October 2020
Loving Lord, at times we can be filled with doubt. We pray that You will strengthen our faith and trust. In You we see the fullness of righteousness, and we ask now that we may be helped to walk in Your ways.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 30th September 2020
Caring Lord, we ask You to give us the humility to learn from any bad decisions. We also give thanks that when we ask, You graciously give a fresh start after each mistake. Please help us to listen and be guided by Your wisdom.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 23rd September 2020
Loving God, who always cares for each one of us, we thank You for the gift of sleep. We pray for those who find sleep difficult as we face more uncertainty in the weeks to come. We pray for understanding as some find it so upsetting as the nights are long at this time.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 16th September 2020.
God of compassion and wisdom, we bring our prayers to You asking for inspiration and guidance for all as we hope to move forward once again as a church family. Walk closely with us in the days and weeks to come as some may be able to come together and worship in a different way.
Prayer Thoughts – 9th September 2020
Father in heaven, we ask You to help and guide us through our complex and uncertain lives at this time with faith, grace and humility. We pray we may then be able to bring blessings wherever we go.
Prayer Thoughts for Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Caring & loving God, we ask you to be close to us as we may be approaching times of uncertainty once again.
In our darkest and most anxious moments, draw us out from getting lost within ourselves, and help us to respond to the needs of those around us.
Prayer Thoughts – 26th August 2020
Heavenly Father, through Your son You understand the depths of pain and sorrow into which we are sometimes plunged. We ask you to be with all those who have to face bereavement, perhaps depression and despair.
Loving Father we ask now that You will walk closely with all who are grieving and sad at this time . We pray for Your strength and constant love to be with each one.
Prayer Thoughts – 19th August 2020
Loving Lord, we bring our prayers to You in a world where life is far from normal. You are the One who is the same, yesterday today and always. We come to You, giving thanks that You have promised to be with us constantly. We pray at this time that You will guide, with your wisdom, the Church of Scotland and every congregation who look to you, day by day, to walk in Your ways.
Prayer Thoughts – 12th August 2020
Let nothing totally disturb us, let nothing totally dismay us, all things will pass. God never changes. Patience achieves all that is necessary. We who have God in our lives lack for nothing. God alone is our Saviour and Friend. He will never leave or forsake us.
Prayer Thoughts – Wednesday 5th August 2020
God of compassion and caring, be with all who seek you, throughout the world. We pray for those who are afraid and do not know what the next day will bring.
We ask you, in our prayers, to be especially close to families who are heartbroken at the loss of a loved one at this time, trusting that they will be aware of the strength of our prayers and feelings of concern.
Prayer Thoughts – 29th July 2020
Loving Lord, at times it is tempting to feel so low, especially when things are becoming very difficult. We ask You to help us not to dwell on past setbacks or mistakes but to start again today to look forward with hope and optimism into the future with our faith in You.
Prayer Thoughts – 22nd July 2020
Caring and compassionate Lord, we ask for your blessing on our political leaders, and each and every one of us. We pray that You will fill us all with the spiritual strength, humility and wisdom to act with sense and clarity. Let us contribute selflessly and tirelessly towards achieving calm in the lives of those who are particularly fearful and perhaps at risk at this time.
Prayer Thoughts – 15th July 2020
Heavenly Father, You are with us at all times, in sorrow, in sickness and in joy. We ask that You hold us in Your loving arms although the world feels full of sorrow and pain at times. We ask that You will support us in all that we face in the weeks and months to come.
Prayer Thoughts – 8th July 2020
Caring Lord, be close to all who struggle with the distress and difficulty of life at this time. Loving Heavenly Father we give grateful thanks that we have the security of your everlasting love. Help us to continue to learn the importance of talking to, as well as, listening to ourselves.
Prayer Thoughts – 1st July 2020
Loving God, You know how Your son Jesus also struggled with doubts and fears. Help us at such times as these to notice the things that really matter and give us hope for the future. We ask You now for guidance and wisdom in the days and weeks to come.
Prayer Thoughts – 24th June 2020
Caring and compassionate God, on this beautiful summer’s day we simply praise You and give grateful thanks for all that is good in our lives. We think of the warmth of the sunshine and the glory of the magnificent sunset. We also give You thanks for family and friends who have been separated from us due to this tragic Corona virus, which has affected us all in so many ways. We bring before You in our prayers those who are ill and those who care for them, asking that Your love surrounds each one today and always.
Prayer Thoughts – 17th June 2020
Each day is full of challenges and possibilities. Help us to believe that we are all capable of great achievements or little things. We pray that we can approach any difficulty, not as a cause of irritation and anger, but as a source of insight and strength.
Prayer Thoughts – 10th June 2020
We ask you, Loving God, to grant us the patience to do just what is required of us and to trust that You, in Your wisdom, will bring to realisation that which is already in Your mind and in Your heart.
In our prayers we also ask that You will help to strengthen each one of us at this time of concern for so many.
Prayer Thoughts – 3rd June 2020
Caring and compassionate God You have promised to hear us when we pray in faith. Help us to pray, simply and sincerely, unselfishly and gratefully, remembering the needs of others as well as our own, giving thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord. We bring before You now troubles throughout the world at this time, praying for those who have lost their lives and for those in control in every country.
Prayer Thoughts – 27th May 2020
Dear Lord, be with us today and go with us into what each day brings. Give us Your comforting presence in all that we do. As always, we thank You for all that is past and trust You for all that is to come. We ask Your blessing on each task we undertake.
Prayer Thoughts – 20th May 2020
Let us pray that all of us can find a way to speak today, and in the days to come, that will heal rather than hurt. May we use the power of speech with kindness and care. May we find the strength to make this a habit in our lives each and every day.
Prayer Thoughts – 13th May 2020
Caring and compassionate God may our prayers show, with Your help, that our days can be times of healing, belonging, laughter and love, through the ordinary and extraordinary circumstances of our lives. We simply ask that You will walk closely with us day by day.
Prayer Thoughts – 6th May 2020
Let us remember that God wants us to pray, to spend time with Him. However hard prayer may seem at times, however reluctant we may be to pray, we must realise that our Loving Father has already poured the gift of prayer into our hearts. He loves us and asks nothing in return but our prayers and our love.
Prayer Thoughts – 29th April 2020
Loving God, we give grateful thanks for the many days we have enjoyed with blue skies and sunshine, which have made our lives more pleasant.
Caring God, You understand all and forgive all. Teach us not to dwell on the past or be filled with fear for the future but rather to live, to the best of our ability, in the present.
22 April 2020
Loving God, we give thanks that You are with us now. Still our fears and worries. Give us Your peace. Help us to trust You, as always, for everything that the future holds as nothing can separate us from Your love. We bring our prayer to You in the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
15 April 2020
You know the mystery of life and death. You understand our great sadness. Give us the peace of Jesus in our hearts. Also give us courage to face our changed circumstances, and help us to put our faith in You for the future. We ask this in Your Dear Son’s Name.
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Prayer Thoughts – 8 April 2020
We are now in the special time of Holy Week and Easter, but sadly we cannot worship together in our churches. As we think of others throughout the world, we bring them before our gracious God in prayer that He will be close to all. Our prayers are for the many affected by Coronavirus, and also for those who have lost loved ones within our own church family over the last days and weeks.
As we live in uncertain and challenging times here are some thoughts and prayers to help see us through.
1 April 2020
As we come to the beginning of another month in this uncertain and concerning time, let us give thanks to our loving God for the great blessing of family and friends while we struggle with the totally unnatural way of daily life. We can be grateful also for the methods we now have of communication which bring us closer together each day.
Hope you are well and safe,
26 March 2020
Caring and compassionate God, we bring our deep concerns to You in prayer. We ask You to remain close to all at this time of great worry, with so many challenges facing those struggling to cope around the world. We pray with heartbreaking sadness for those who have died, for their families and friends, for the constant work and tireless efforts of medical staff and volunteers everywhere.