- St Catherine's Church
- Church Road
- CH42 0LQ
The prayers on these pages are for inspiration, guidance and reflection. Some of them have been used in our Sunday services.
We live in a world that is full of beauty and reflective of your glory. From towering mountains to deep lying valleys, from the lion’s roar to the peacefulness of birdsong, the blazing sun to the cooling rain. We thank you for the wonder of your creation. O Lord our God how majestic is your name! Yet Lord, with just a cursory look at the news we can see that this earth is marred by the effects of sin. There are wars, famines, diseases. We cry out to you on behalf of those who are suffering. And in particular, we lift up to you the people of California where lives have been lost and livelihoods ruined in the forest fires. May your compassion and comfort touch the bereaved, the dispossessed, and the frightened. Equip emergency services to work efficiently,may neighbours reach out to each other, and may people turn to you in repentance and faith. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
We bring before you our nation. We pray for the government, for local MPs and councillors and ask that they will rule wisely and in alignment with your will. In particular we bring before you the situation with Brexit. We pray that you will steer those in power to make decisions that are just and equitable. We ask you that members of parliament will put the good of our country above party politics and above personal gain. We pray that you will strengthen Christian MPs to remain truthful and faithful to you, and that their love for those who disagreewith their own views will be a shining light for the gospel. In Jesus' name, Amen.