Daily Prayers for our World

We pray for the fight against dementia. A study has found that the number of people living with dementia globally could triple by 2050 due to population growth and an ageing population. God, we pray for breakthroughs in tackling dementia, so that this forecast would not become reality. We give thanks for breakthroughs in understanding […]

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Daily Prayers for our World

we pray for the continued global response to Covid-19. With well over 5 million deaths so far, many more will get ill, die, and suffer from the economic consequences of the pandemic. God, we think particularly of those most vulnerable to the virus, with little access to vaccines and healthcare, difficulty isolating, and lack of […]

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Praying our hopes for 2022

Every day, we are being encouraged to lift up our eyes and pray for others around the world as part of #StayAndPray, an initiative of The Joint Public Issues Team of which the URC is an active member.  Find out more about JPIT and sign up here.                 […]

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Star Words for 2022

A year ago everyone in our church had the opportunity to receive a Star-word, a watch word for 2021, to guide us through the past year.  I have been guided by ‘adapt’ which surely has been appropriate for this past year!  Other Star Words our members have had guiding them through 2021 are: Hope, Faith, […]

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Daily Prayers for our World

We give thanks for the incarnation of Jesus Christ. We celebrate the story of God with us, entering into the messiness of our world. Jesus, thank you for coming close, for sharing in our pleasure and our pain, our joy and our suffering. We remember your coming into the world that first Christmas, and long […]

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Daily Prayers for our World

This Christmas Eve, we pray for those who are waiting for good news – perhaps a medical result, a settled status application, political change, or something else. God, thank you that you are with us in the waiting. As we await the arrival of Jesus, we also pray for the arrival of peace and justice […]

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Christmas Prayer

Wishing you peace and hope this Christmas. Lord God, you are light in our darkness. You are purpose in our wandering. You are revealed in the angel’s greeting. You are known in the acceptance of Mary. You are felt in the care of Joseph. You are received in the following of the shepherds. You are […]

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Daily Prayers for our World

We pray for those who have been accepted for resettlement in the UK from Syria through government schemes and are still waiting for transfer. According to the UN, over 2000 refugees are still awaiting transfer through the UK Resettlement Scheme from as far back as 2015. God, we pray that their applications would be processed […]

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Daily Prayers for our World

We pray for the preservation of bees. Declining bee populations exposed to pesticides may require generations to recover, which will have a significant detrimental effect on entire ecosystems and on humans. God, we pray for appropriate policy and practice in farming that considers environmental impact We pray for children in care and care leavers, who […]

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Daily Prayer for our World – 1 December

We pray for Ethiopia, as fighting draws closer to its capital of Addis Ababa. The Ethiopian military has recruited thousands of volunteers to help defend against the advancing Tigrayan rebels, and further escalation appears imminent. God, we pray for peace in Ethiopia, that the conflict would be resolved without further bloodshed. We give thanks for […]

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