Prayer calendar

October

2 We pray for all students and young people who are in Norwich for study. May they have a good experience of this city and be willing to share with others in their worship and activities. 

3 Lead me from death to life, from falsehood to truth, from hate to love, from war to peace. Let peace fill our hearts, our world, our universe. 

4 Pray for Trinity URC church and its members and officers, as one of our colleague churches in the city centre. 

5    Lord, we thank you for the gift of clean water. Pray that provision of the infrastructure to bring water to all may be prioritised in areas where it is lacking. 

6 God, you are in a flight of joy; a shout from the heart; a light in the eye. May my praise be a word of life spoken for all to hear.

 7 Lord, where tears fall through tragedy or heartbreak, enter the silence and hold us tight in your love and give us trust in you. 

8 Heavenly Father, we praise you for the wonder of our life – through your patience we are given the means of salvation to work out with joy. 

9  Pray for the Syrian refugees meeting in our premises to help them learn English and to share time together. 

10 O Holy Spirit, giver of life and light, purifier of souls and healer of all wounds, be fire to our heart, light for our path and friend for our journey. 

11  “Call us to answer oppression, teach us the fire of your truth; give us righteous souls till your justice rolls, make us burn with the fire of your truth.” (StF 413) 

12 Pray for all who work as engineers in industry in Norwich. 

13 Lord, all my longing is known to you and my sighing is not hidden from you. For you, Lord, do I wait. 

14    God our Healer, in sorrow and shame we bring you our brokenness, that you may touch, forgive and heal. 

15  Lord, we pray for the children in our church family and pray that they may grow towards you and be nurtured in love and joy. 

16 Pray for the DIY Working Party which helps to maintain our premises 

17 Confess to God the things that you find difficult to admit to other people; the thoughts that you do not admit to anyone. 

18 We pray for the people of Myanmar and for the church’s witness there. May the persecution of minority groups be stopped and the fear and violence be eased. 

19 Caring God, you come to us as Mother and Father, revealing all your love of so many kinds and in all places. Thank you for your creation of something lovely and wonderful in your world. 

20  Lord, the beginning and end of all creation, we rejoice in the gift of a new-born child. May each one remind us how dependent we are on your love.

21 In a noisy, demanding world, give me moments when all I can hear is the sound of a bird, or the rustle of leaves. 

22 Out of the depths, we cry to you, O Lord. Grant peace and wholeness in those regions of the world where conflict and poverty reign. 

23  Pray for our Badminton Club who meet today. 

24 We pray for those who employ large numbers of people, that they may be generous and fair to their workforce and honest in their dealings with them. 

25 O Lord, you made all of us in your likeness. Do not allow your family to separate itself from you by building barriers of race, colour, or religion. 

26 Pray for those who are chaplains in prisons, colleges and hospitals. 

27 Blessed are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires – who are prepared to walk by forgiveness and to change their minds and ways. 

28 We give thanks for thousands of volunteers and Christians in Austria who have given time and space for the refugees arriving in their country. “Praise to the Lord. O let all that is in me adore him! All that hath life and breath come now in praises before him! Let the amen sound from his people again; gladly for aye we adore him.” (StF88)