Prayer for the Sick
Father of goodness and love; hear our prayers for the
sick members of our community and for all who are in need.
Amid mental and physical suffering may they find consolation
in your healing presence.
Show your mercy as you close wounds, cure illness, make
broken bodies whole and free downcast spirits.
May these special people find lasting health and deliverance,
and so join us in thanking you for all your gifts.
We ask this through the Lord Jesus who healed those who believed.
For peace and safety amid unrest
O God, who would fold both heaven and earth in a single peace,
let the design of thy great love
lighten upon the waste of our wraths and sorrows:
and give peace to thy Church,
peace among nations,
peace in our dwellings,
and peace in our hearts,
through thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ.
For the cold and homeless
God of compassion,
your love for humanity was revealed in Jesus,
whose earthly life began in the poverty of a stable
and ended in the pain and isolation of the cross:
We hold before you those who are homeless and cold,
draw near and comfort them in spirit and bless those
who work to provide them with shelter, food and friendship.
We ask this in Jesus’ name.