Stay & Pray for a green economic recovery

Today, we give thanks for those advocating for a green economic recovery from coronavirus. Campaigners are fighting for a sustainable route out of the pandemic and seeking to rebuild our economy in a way that works for everyone. We thank you for the dedication of campaigners. You can read more about this issue here. Stay […]

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2021 URC Prayer Handbook available now

The 2021 Prayer Handbook, Conversations, edited by Karen Campbell and Ian Fosten, is now available from the URC Bookshop. This year, the prayer handbook includes new sets of prayers in addition to the usual prayers that follow the weekly lectionary readings. The Prayer handbook can be purchased from the URC Bookshop, www.urcshop.co.uk. It comes in […]

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Council for World Mission – news of our world

Prayer concerns from the Council for World Mission (CWM) CWM highlights the Corvid 19 epidemic that affects all its member churches. Often this is against a background of inequality, lack of health care, social deprivation and overwhelming loss. Please hold our partner churches and agencies in prayer. There is particular concern about: the measles epidemic […]

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Stranded at sea – a call to prayer

Sea Sunday is usually held in the summer months.  It’s a day we learn about and remember all the seafarers working on the seas. ‘Owing to borders closing during the pandemic, some 200,000 container ship crew members are stranded at sea.  Many of them have now been at sea for over a year,’ reports The […]

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Prayers for Lebanon

Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. (Isaiah 40:1) Holy God, ever present, our hearts are once again heavy as we watch the disaster in Beirut unfold. We pray comfort for those who have lost loved ones and remember those who have lost their lives, commending their souls to your care. In the midst […]

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Prayer for Fiji — Churches Working for Peace & Justice

God of Justice and Peace, We lift up the people of Nabuna Village and other communities in Fiji, finding their way responding to the flooding risks increased by climate change. We are sorry for where our behaviour has damaged your wondrous creation, and continues to damage the lives of those you love. We recognise that […]

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Prayer concerns

Sometimes our prayers seem general and distant.  Here are a few specific prayer concerns arising in this challenging time and suggested by the Joint Public Issues Team of which the URC is a member church. Fruit pickers. Unions warn that women picking strawberries in Spain for UK supermarkets are experiencing deteriorating work conditions and lack […]

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Black Lives Matter – a statement & prayer from the URC

The following statement and prayer comes from Karen Campbell, the United Reformed Church’s Secretary for Global and Intercultural Ministries, and the Moderators of the URC General Assembly, Derek Estill and Revd Nigel Uden. “I have come that you might have life in all its fullness.” Jesus Christ said this more than 2,000 years ago. But […]

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Prayer from Commitment for Life

Loving God, though we may be separated in body, we are one in spirit, set apart but drawn together to magnify your name. Thank you for your grace in Jesus, helping us to live in the fullness of life that you desire for all. May your will be done on earth as in heaven, helping […]

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