Bidding Prayers 23 August 2020

Loving Father, we come before you placing you above all else.

Hear our prayers that we bring to you, always trusting in your guiding console.

We pray for the people of Belarus. As the country is gripped by mass protests, violent clashes, allegations of police brutality and walkouts at major state enterprises, may Political leaders inspire peace for all their people.

As the US election campaign gets underway we pray that those running seek to have a positive influence on how the world responds to international crises, global pandemics and climate change.

We pray for those working in retail as many worry about the uncertainty of the high street and fear the news of further job losses. May they place their confidence in God’s plan, may the Holy Spirit surround them and ease their troubled minds.

We pray for pupils that have collected their GCSE results this week. May they now be guided on a successful path to future learning whereby they can realise their true potential.

As many families enjoy the summer holidays we pray that they may be renewed and enlivened through quality time together, creating bountiful happy memories to cherish.

Let us pray for a moment for our own personal petitions.

God, our Father, you take away the sins of the world. Guide us with your loving light as we walk each day with you in our heart. Amen.