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
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
Mothers’ Union prayers often reflect the Anglican Church diary.
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.