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A Prayer for the start of the new Methodist Year - Prayers from the District

Tuesday 01 September 2020

Gracious God,

at the beginning of this new Church year,

we pray for Ministers, and  Lay workers who start a new ministry in a new place.

We hold before you Circuit Stewards, Church Stewards as they welcome new Ministry,

we offer ourselves and our lives in fresh commitment to you.

Transforming God,

guide our decisions and turn our hearts to deeply desire you,

we ask that you will open doors needing to be opened and close the ones needing to be shut tightly. Release our grip on the things that hold us back from seeking justice for all your people,

so that all can be free to be the people who you wonderfully and lovingly  created

Healing God,

We hold before you those who lives are darkened by pain.

strengthen them in their sorrow that they may know your presence.

Keep us shining in the darkness that we may make a difference to all we meet

may we reflect your peace and hope to the world.

We ask these prayers in the name of Jesus, the Resurrection and the Life. Amen

Revd Nigel Cowgill - London District Chair

The New Methodist Year - 01 Sept 2020
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