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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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 Prayers for our World

We pray for southern Madagascar. As rains become more erratic, drought has become the norm and harvests have failed, causing widespread starvation. God, we pray for the basic needs of food and water for the people of Madagascar. As stories like this become more and more common, we pray that we would not be desensitized, […]

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Daily Prayers for our World

We pray for the state of emergency at the Poland-Belarus border. Poland alleges that Belarus is actively spurring migrants to enter the EU through its border, causing military tension with migrants trapped in the middle. God, we pray for peaceful resolution in this situation, and that vulnerable people would not be used in this way. […]

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