Passages from the bible can help us in times of trouble, worry or fear. The scriptures can inspire us when we are in need or help us to express our joy when we are happy. Take a look at the relevant passages for your circumstances.
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THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come; thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.
MISSION PRAYER FOR THORPE
Living God, by the guidance of your Holy Spirit, make us heralds of good news in Thorpe. Stir us your people, that in Word and Sacrament, prayer and service we may be inspired to share your love for all, with generosity and joy, imagination and courage; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
PRAYER OF OUR PATRON - THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed are thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary,
Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
PRAYERS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ, you taught us to love our neighbour, and to care for those in need
as if we were caring for you. In this time of anxiety, give us strength to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick, and to assure the isolated of our love, and your love, for your name’s sake. Amen.
God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation. In their loneliness, be their consolation; in their anxiety, be their hope; in their darkness, be their light; through him who suffered alone on the cross, but reigns with you in glory, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Most merciful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
we confess that we have sinned in thought, word and deed.
We have not loved you with our whole heart.
We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves.
In your mercy forgive what we have been,
help us to amend what we are, and direct what we shall be;
that we may do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with you, our God. Amen.
PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH
God our Father, in all the churches scattered throughout the world you show forth the one, holy, catholic, apostolic and reformed Church. Through the Gospel and the Holy Eucharist, bring us your people together spiritually in love and guide us by your Holy Spirit. Make us a sign of your love for all people and help us to show forth the living presence of Christ in the world. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
THE PRAYER OF ST RICHARD
Thanks be to you, our Lord Jesus Christ,
for all the benefits which you have given us,
for all the pains and insults which you have borne for us.
Most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother,
may we know you more clearly, love you more dearly,
and follow you more nearly, day by day. Amen.
A PRAYER FOR DISCIPLES
Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your disciples, “I am with you always’.
Be with me today, as I offer myself to you. Hear my prayers for others and for myself, and keep me in your care. Help me to share faith. Amen.