Sunday, 30 March 2014

Prayer for Sunday 30th March

Today from our church family we pray for Les Budding.

Collect for Mothering Sunday 
“God of compassion, whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary, shared the life of a home in Nazareth, and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself: strengthen us in our daily living, that in joy and sorrow we may know the power of your presence to bind together and to heal; through Jesus Christ our Lord.”    

As many of us spend time with our families today and think about happy times spent with our mothers, we thank you Lord for the hard work and sacrifice made by most parents as they strive to bring up their children. We pray for families; for those in our world surrounded by fighting and war, for those who are hungry or trying to survive in dire conditions, for children who have been orphaned due to mankind’s violence or national disasters.  We pray for families in our own nation trying to cope with unemployment and financial difficulties and for mothers who have to bring up their children alone and finally for support and vigilance for the children whose parents do not care properly for them. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.