Daily Prayers for our World

We pray for a just solution to the Northern Ireland Protocol crisis. The issue has brought the UK government into conflict with the EU and threatens the balance of power and peace in Northern Ireland. God, we uphold the importance of peace. We pray that all parties can find a satisfactory solution to the problem. […]

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Daily Prayers for our World

We pray for those living in countries where their sexuality is outlawed. Same-sex relations are illegal in 70 nations today, including 11 where homosexuality is potentially punishable by death. God, we pray protection for those living in secrecy and fear, and for these repressive laws to be removed.ray               […]

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Praers for Zambia

Please pray for the young people of St John’s congregation – for the youth steward,  the Youth Christian Fellowship, the youth choirs and the youth drama group. Praise God that we have so many youth active in our congregation. Pray for the drama “Where is God?” presented by the United Church of Zambia at Lusaka Playhouse on […]

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Daily Prayers for our World

We pray for those who rely on life-supporting machines as the cost of electricity rises. Many people with illnesses or disabilities are hit particularly hard by the cost of living crisis as they need to power medical equipment. God, we pray that no one would have to make the decision to limit their usage of […]

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Daily Prayers for our World

We pray that upcoming environmental tipping points in the UK would be averted. Catastrophic loss of wildlife, fisheries collapse and dead, polluted rivers are fast approaching, according to the Office for Environmental Protection. God, we pray that the government would understand the urgency of these crises, and act swiftly to avoid them. We give thanks […]

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Daily Prayers for our World

We pray for the hundreds of Afghans in hiding for fear they might be killed by the Taliban for working with the British. Government schemes to resettle those with connections to Britain have been criticised for not delivering on their promises. God, we pray that those in danger would be kept safe and brought to […]

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Daily Prayers for our World

We pray that children around the world would be protected from measles by vaccination. The WHO warns that at least 73 million have missed out on their vaccine during Covid, with a series of outbreaks in the last 12 months. God, protect those who are currently vulnerable. We pray that health programmes would be able […]

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Prayers for our World

We pray for insect biodiversity, as climate change and intensive agriculture have halved the number of insects in some parts of the world. Insects have important roles in ecosystems, such as pollination and pest control. God, help us to treasure all life. We pray that we would find solutions to rebalance our damaged ecosystems. We […]

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Prayer for Zambia

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Prayers for Ukraine

Each Sunday during morning worship we pause to light our peace candle and pray for Ukraine. Our peace candle burns beside the cross which we have draped with the colours of the Ukraine flag to remember all those who have died. Holy One. Prince of Peace, Abiding Spirit, our hearts ache for Ukraine and her […]

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