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Prayers for this time

 

A light that shines in the dark, a light that darkness could not overpower.

  John 1:15   

Our clergy team continue to pray for us all on a daily basis. If you would like a prayer said for you privately by the clergy of the Bourne Parish please email The Parish Office .  If you feel it would be helpful to speak to someone about a problem or personal matter, the ministry team can be contacted on 07947 652309.
 

A prayer for serenity

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference. 
Amen
(Author claimed by some - disputed by others - to be the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr)
 


O God, you ever delight to reveal yourself
to the childlike and lowly of heart:
grant that, following the example of the blessed Francis,
we may count the wisdom of this world as foolishness
and know only Jesus Christ and him crucified,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
(Collect of the Feast of S Francis of Assisi: Feast day 4th October.)
 

God our comforter,
send your Holy Spirit
to reveal your hidden mercy
even in our failures and troubles;
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
(Prayer following verse 80 of Psalm 119 Common Worship)
 


 

A Blessing

Go forth into the world in peace;
be of good courage;
hold fast that which is good;
render to no one evil for evil;
strengthen the fainthearted;
support the weak;
help the afflicted;
honour everyone;
love and serve the Lord,
rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit;
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always.

Amen
 

 A resource for private prayer

 You may like to use these prayers compiled by the Rt. Revd. Dr. Christopher Herbert. Click here to download these prayers for printing.

Heavenly Father, You console and lead us in times of doubt and confusion,
May we follow the light of your love and spread hope now and at all times.

Amen