Let’s think of those who look back and wish they had an extra day or more time: - those who have too little time for what they are expected to do; - those who have lost a sense of balance and proportion in their lives; - those who feel that they have made a mess of everything and would like to be able to start again. We pray, too, for those who might wish for less time: - those who are worried about what might happen; - those who are in despair; - those who suffer hours of pain and illness; - those who are in prison or are being tortured; - those who wish to die. On all these people, Lord, we ask your blessing. Amen.
Lord we pray, that we may treat others as we would like them to treat us. That we may forgive others as we would like them to forgive us. That we may encourage and compliment others in the same way that we would like them to encourage us. That we may see and love in others what we would like them to see and love in us. These things we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen
Father, God of love, as I come to recognise you in the faces of those people you have placed into my life, I ask that I may grow as the loving person you call me to be. Amen
Help me to grow in trust, Father, so that I can more readily place myself into your hands, confident that all shall be well. Amen.
Lord, we pray for people who have given us love and care, friendship and support. We pray for our health and talents, and for the opportunities that come to us. We pray for the beauty that we can see and for the inspiration we receive. We pray for the happy memories we treasure and for all that has been good over the years. Amen
Inspire me, Lord, to be of good influence on people I will meet today. Help me to help others and show the same love you show us. Amen
Lord, you were given five loaves and two fish. I give you all that I have and all that I am, ready to be transformed. Amen.