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Alongside our Midday Prayers and Wave of Prayer we also pray seasonally, for current matters and emergency situations. Join with us today 

A prayer for all affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

Lord, teach us to pray…

  • Pray for wisdom for those taking decisions on short and long-term provision
  • Pray for all mourning the loss of loved ones or waiting for news of those missing
  • Pray for residents who have to relocate, and those who will open their homes to the homeless
  • Pray for appropriate practical aid to be forthcoming
  • Pray for the local churches as they seek to comfort, support and bring hope

Lord we pray for all affected by Hurricane Dorian:

For those bereaved or physically harmed we pray for your comfort;

for those facing an uncertain future we pray for your provision;

for those involved in the clean up and rescue we pray for your strength.

Just as you once spoke peace into the storm, please speak peace

into this situation and the lives of all caught up in it.

In your mercy and grace.

Amen

Here is an article in the Church Times about the situation. 

https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2019/13-september/news/world/open-homes-to-hurricane-victims-bishop-urges

 

 

A prayer for those affected by the cyclone in Southern Africa 

We join in prayer for all those affected by the cyclone. Read more here 

Compassionate Lord,

We pray for those whose lives have been devastated by the Cyclone Idai in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. We remember those who have lost their lives so suddenly. We hold in our hearts the families forever changed by grief and loss. Bring them consolation and comfort. Surround them with our prayer for strength. 
Bless those who have survived and heal their memories of trauma and devastation. May they have the courage to face the long road of rebuilding ahead.We ask your blessing on all those who have lost their homes, their livelihoods, their security and their hope. 
Bless the work of relief agencies and those proving emergency assistance. May their work be guided by the grace and strength that comes from You alone.
Help us to respond with generosity in prayer, in assistance, in aid to the best of our abilities. Keep our hearts focused on the needs of those affected, even after the crisis is over. We ask this in Jesus' name. Amen

Prayer sourced and adapted by Mothers' Union Norwich from: https://www.xavier.edu/…/praye…/in-times-of-natural-disaster 

 

A prayer for the people of new Zealand

We use this prayer from Canterbury Cathedral to pray for the people of Aotearoa-New Zealand, especially for those who have died in the recent attacks.  

God of grace and mercy,
We pray for the people of Christchurch and all New Zealand.
We pray for the 49 victims who have died in these attacks,
for the mercy of your eternal love.
We pray for all who mourn, for families, friends, communities, a nation.
We pray for Muslim communities grieving
and we pray for understanding and acceptance throughout the world
between peoples of all faiths and none. Amen

 

Prayer by Archbishop of York

We are joining with others to respond to the call of the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland to pray for all our political leaders and all MPs at this time

God of eternal love and power,
Save our Parliamentary Democracy;
Protect the High Court of Parliament and all its members
From partiality and prejudice;
That they may walk humbly the path of kindness, justice and mercy.
Give them wisdom, insight and a concern for the common good.
The weight of their calling is too much to bear in their own strength,
Therefore we pray earnestly, Father,
send them help from your Holy Place, and be their tower of strength.
Lord, graciously hear us. Amen

 

Seasonal Prayers 

Mothers’ Union prayers often reflect the Anglican Church diary. 

Lent & Holy Week Reflections

Lent Reflection: The Suffering Servant 

Prayers for Father's Day

 

The Mary Sumner Prayer

Perfect for all seasons and situations:

All this day, O Lord, let me touch as many lives as possible for thee; and every life I touch, do thou by thy spirit quicken, whether through the word I speak, the prayer I breathe, or the life I live. Amen.

Thy Kingdom Come

Watch Mothers' Union Thy Kingdom Come service that was broadcast live from Coventry Cathedral on 14th May 2018