Prayer for the Week

Week beginning Sunday 25 August

God of delight, Source of all joy,
we thank you for making us part of the web of life,
depending on the rhythms and fruits of the earth
for our existence.
Help us to be wholly present to you,
now in this place
where our feet are on the ground,
and where we are surrounded by creation's gifts,
from concrete to clouds,
if we have the wit to notice them.

Angela Ashwin

Week beginning Sunday 18 August

Lord, we pray for peace.
Not peace at any price,
but peace at your price.
Make us and all your children so rich with your love,
your generosity, and your justice
that we can afford
to pay the cost of your peace.

The Mothers’ Union Anthology of Public Prayers