Daily Prayers

with

Maidenhead United Reformed Church

www.maidenheadurc.org.uk

Monday (updated Monday 1st June)

The right hand of God is writing in our land, writing with power and with love,

our conflicts and our fears,

our triumphs and our tears,

are recorded by the right hand of God.*

Living, Loving,

All conquering Lord!

Forgive us for those times when we don’t see you, when our minds forget how close you really are.

Thank you that you have truly risen, giving us victory, even over the last enemy of death itself.

Even in the darkest of times may we acknowledge you, feel you, trust you, love you and worship you unreservedly.

Amen

Tuesday

The right hand of God is pointing in our land, pointing the way we must go:

so clouded is the way, so easily we stray;

but we’re guided by the right hand of God.*

Gracious God: we pray for protection and strength so that when we are upset, angry or provoked we may be able to think clearly, speak wisely and act in ways that build up and repair rather than break down and shatter our relationships with the people we meet daily.

Through the Holy Spirit, we pray in the name of Jesus: Amen

Wednesday

The right hand of God is striking in our land, striking out all envy, hate and greed;

our selfishness and lust, our pride and deeds unjust, are destroyed by the right hand of God.*

God our Father, we have sinned against you and against one another, in thought, word, and deed; we have not loved you with all our heart; we have not loved our neighbor as ourselves. But you have kept faith with us. Have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and restore us to newness of life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thursday

The right hand of God is lifting in our land, lifting the fallen one by one;

each one is known by name,

and lifted now from shame,

by the lifting of right hand of God.*

Keep praying for Mission Aviation Fellowship as the staff and aircrew seek to help many poor people in parts of the world where life is hard. Recent areas in the prayer diary are: Papua New Guinea, Timor-Celeste, Tanzania, South Sudan, Myanmar & Democratic Republic of Congo.

See www.maf-uk.org/pray

Friday

The right hand of God is healing in our land, healing broken bodies, minds and souls;

so wondrous is its touch,

with love that means so much,

when we’re healed by the right hand of God.*

Pray for:

• All health professionals in the NHS, particularly those experiencing stress or trauma;

• Encouragement, appreciation and rest for all who are working hard for the health of others;

• Christian doctors, nurses and carers, particularly those facing difficult decisions;

• Organisations such as Christian Medical Fellowship who support Christian medics, and work on apologetics issues.

Saturday

The right hand of God is planting in our land, planting seeds of freedom, hope and love;

In these many peopled lands,

let his children all join hands,

and be one with the right hand of God,*

Loving God,

we thank You for diversity, both in the Church and in our world. We thank You for the gifts and talents that different people can bring.

May we not become inward looking, concerned only for those who talk or act or look like us; but instead delight in the diversity that You have created.

Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

Sunday

Read 'Exodus 15:6'. , where the Israelites give thanks to God for saving them from slavery.

Almighty God, our Father, we give thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to humankind. Especially, we thank you for all the many blessings we have received as a result of the work of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Help us the share the ‘Good News’ with the folk we meet.

Amen