Monday, 14 April 2014

Prayer for Monday 14th April

Today from our church family we pray for Judith Dunthorne.

As we keep Holy Week, and prepare for the great celebration of Easter, we give thanks that we live in a country where we can enjoy freedom of worship and religious expression. Our churches are unthreatened by violence, and we can praise you and spread the good news of your love without fear of arrest or persecution. Yet we know that for millions of Christians around the world such freedom of worship is an unimaginable luxury. We remember the courage and devotion shown by our brothers and sisters as they regularly risk life and liberty for the chance to gather in your name, and are ashamed of our own failure to make even the most modest sacrifices and risks to stand up for your truth. Give us the courage of our convictions, inspire us with the example of so many faithful Christians in terrifying situations, and help us to seek your kingdom with all our hearts. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.