It has been some weeks since I wrote Praying 21 which has been used across the District. I don’t think I am alone in finding this is probably the time to try something different. Here is a new offering to help you pray at nine pm. Keep praying 21 but if you want a new format here it is.
I have a great fondness for acrostic prayers, where each line builds into something. In the prayer handbook I chose Respond here I have chosen Lancashire.
In this time across our county and country we pray for the following for the
|L||eaders of our government at national and local level.|
|A||gricultural community, for farmers and farm workers and all who produce our food.|
|N||ational Health Service and all who work in it and all other key workers.|
|C||are Homes their staff and residents.|
|A||irlines, and all who work in travel, hospitality and deliveries.|
|S||chools, colleges and universities, pupils, teachers and students.|
|H||omes of our loved ones we cannot be with at the moment|
|I||solated and the lonely and the unwell.|
|R||emembering of those we have lost.|
|E||ncouragement as we emerge from this in a better shape to be servants of the gospel.|
Gracious God, we offer these and all our prayers in the name of Jesus. Amen.
I know there are many creative people across our District who can write wonderful prayers. Here is a challenge. If you have a prayer to offer for us to use in our 2100 prayers, send it to the District Office and I will see if we can include new prayers in the coming weeks.
Lancashire District Office email: firstname.lastname@example.org