Daily Prayers for our World

We pray for children and young people missing out on Christmas traditions due to the cost of living crisis. God, we pray for all those who are having to make difficult decisions this Christmas, and pray for peace and comfort to those feeling disappointed.

We give thanks for this past season of Advent as we wait with expectancy for the joy of Christmas Day. God, on the eve of this special day, we pray that we will welcome Jesus into our hearts, homes and communities again this Christmas.

we give thanks for the joy of Christmas, as we remember and celebrate the birth of Jesus again. God, we pray for all those for whom this is a difficult day, that everyone will know your peace and joy this Christmas Day.

We pray for Christian Aid’s Christmas appeal – serving families in Malawi experiencing food poverty. God, we pray that this appeal will bless those in poverty in Malawi, and provide greater food security for the future.

We pray for Shelter’s December campaign – Walk for Home, aiming to raise money by walking to tackle homelessness. God, we pray that this campaign will enable Shelter to continue their work, and for a greater political response to the homelessness crisis.

We pray for Oldham, where destitution is consistently on the rise. God, we pray for those who are dealing with the depths of poverty. Help us to recognise them in our own communities, and to raise our voices to change systems keeping others in poverty.

We pray for the work of Church Action on Poverty with young people dealing with the pressures of poverty in school. God, we pray that this work will provide young people experiencing poverty with the support they need, whether in school or outside.


Joan Smith

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