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REMEMBRANCE 100

 

Please do consider giving a small amount of time each day to pray for Peace, Hope and Reconciliation from the 4th August till the 11th November 2018. This is part of a national initiative endorsed by Archbishop Justin Welby and is a multidenominational project. The website link for a prayer booklet is https://www.remembrance100.co.uk/100-days/   Vicar

AUGUST

Mon 3 – A MAN OF PEACE - Heavenly Father, Thank you that into a turbulent world you sent Jesus, the Prince of Peace, through whom we may have peace with you. Grant again today to your servant the gift of peace in mind and heart, through the power of your Holy Spirit.

Tues 4 – LOVE AND HOPE - God of Peace, may the world know more of your love. May we all learn to show sacrificial love to those whom we meet each day. God of Love, may the healing fruits of your Holy Spirit bring peace to your world. God of Hope, please use us as fruitful channels of your love today.

Wed 5 – PEACE PRESENCE - Lord God, thank you that you offer each one of us your peace, which surpasses all understanding. I am sorry for the times when I have not trusted you. I place my worries, and leave them, at the cross, and receive your peace. In the power of your Holy Spirit,

Thurs 6 – JESUS CALMER OF STORMS - Lord Jesus, bringer of peace, hope, and reconciliation. We pray for those of us facing storms in our lives - may you calm them in your victorious love. We pray for the war-torn places of our world that you would pour out words that bring healing and restoration. Through your death and resurrection, we have peace. Through your risen life we have hope. In Jesus name.

Thurs 7 – WAR AND HUMAN CHOICES - Lord teach us to have faith in your strength, and give us the courage to continue the struggle for peace and right relations at all times, especially when all seems lost. We believe you have already won for us the victory.

Fri 8 – OVERFLOWING JOY - Father God, help us to walk with Jesus that we may be filled to overflowing with your hope, uncontainable joy and perfect peace trusting you, no matter our circumstances. Like Jesus let us be vessels of blessing and peace to all those we meet.

Sat 9 – WHEN FIGHTING STOPS - O God, when we have destroyed infrastructure to win a war so that others are hungry and homeless, help us to move swiftly to ensure that the vulnerable do not continue to suffer once the fighting has finished, that we may become peacemakers, for we ask in Jesus’ name.

Sun 12th - PRAYER for PEACE AMIDST TURMOIL

Almighty God, you sent into the world your Son, the Prince of Peace, to save us from the power of sin and evil. May we know his presence even in the midst of suffering; may violence cease, and may his justice and peace prevail. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen

Mon 13th – PRAYER for the HARD WORK OF MAKING PEACE

God of Peace, grant us the energy, passion and determination to do the work of peace. May we be those who sow in peace and reap a harvest of righteousness. Not an easy peace, not an insignificant peace, not a half- hearted peace, but the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Tues 14th - PRAYER for HE HIMSELF IS OUR PEACE

Lord Jesus, Prince of Peace, where there is pain, please come close. Where I need you, please come close. Where my people need you, please come close. Where my world needs you, please come close. Please open our eyes to ‘the things which make for peace’.

Wed 15th – PRAYER for PRACTISING PEACE

Lord Jesus, amongst the many distractions challenges and fears in our lives, help us to draw near and stay connected to you so that we may receive your peace, joy and love. May these fruits grow and increase in our lives.

Thurs 16th - PRAYER for LET PEACE START WITH ME

God of community, let peace start with me. As I pick up your yoke, clothe me in gentleness and humility, tempered with a little righteous anger. Give me rest from feeling inadequate, so that your peace flows through me, infecting all of my relationships, and building a platform for hope.

Fri 17th - PRAYER for PEACEMAKERS

Father, remind me of my true identity as your child. Jesus, Prince of Peace, thank you for the peace you freely give me through your life, death and resurrection. Spirit of God, empower me to be a peacemaker in the world today. Amen.

Sat 18th – PRAYER for THOUGHTS OF PEACE
Thank you Lord for what I am going through in life; the ups and the downs. I trust that your Word will prevail in my life, as you have said that the thoughts you have for me are of peace and not evil, so I will abide in your abundant mercy all the days of my life through Christ Jesus.

Mon 20th – PRAY for THOSE IN AUTHORITY

Heavenly Father, bless our leaders and give them a spirit of peace. Protect our soldiers, physically and mentally, and give them strength to carry out their duties. Heal those who carry the ‘deepest wounds and scars of war’ and bring them closer to you. Amen

Tues 21st – GREATER LOVE

Gracious Father we thank you for the sacrifice of your Son Jesus Christ for all humanity and for all who have selflessly followed his example. Help each one of us to know his peace in our hearts and in our world today for his sacrifice is entirely sufficient.

Wed 22nd – RELEASING BLESSING

Father, your heart and purpose is that peace may come. You have revealed Jesus as the Prince of Peace. We offer to you the areas of conflict in the world and ask you to raise up the peacemakers in the nations. We bless your purposes on the earth. In Jesus' name.

Thurs 23rd – PEACE THE WORLD CANNOT GIVE

Dear Lord, amidst the troubles of this world, we pray that your inner peace will be present in all those who believe in you. We pray that those currently living in strife will experience peace and seek comfort in the confident hope you inspire for the future.

Fri 24th – ABBA FATHER

Abba, Father we thank you for your love that surrounds us and supports us even when we are unaware. Help us to recognise we are your children and that you hold us in times of trauma, turmoil and tears and well as times of joy.

Sat 25th – GOD IS LOVE, EVEN IN WAR

Father, help me to show your love to those around me.

Sun 26th – SEEK PEACE IN YOUR AREA

Lord, we pray that your teaching about loving our enemies, will be made famous across our world, changing hearts and minds away from violence and despair. Help divided communities find common ground and heal divisions. Bring profound friendships between people from different cultures and backgrounds, and let love reign!

Mon 27 – LOVE IS STRONGER

Lover-of-justice-and-peace, shape our consciences and hearts according to your way of just, peaceful and loving lives. Move us beyond fear to speak with compassionate courage and to act with both conviction and humility. Give us ears, eyes, hearts and voices to discern, respond and embody hope through our actions, in private and in public. Bless us with wholeness, and through your Spirit continue to sustain us in the face of powerful forces bent on denying life

Tues 28 – SOLID FOUNDATION

Dear heavenly Father, thank you for another day of grace. I humbly ask that my hope in you remains the foundation of my faith, giving me the ability and capability to ask for anything through your Son Jesus Christ

WED 29 – OUT OF THIS WORLD

Loving God, grant me your peace this day: Speak peace over my home. Speak peace over my work. Speak peace over all I love and those who love me. Grant patience in times of waiting - that the world may know your gift of peace, through Jesus, Prince of Peace. Amen

Thurs 30 – REMEMBER THE ELEPHANT

Help me, Creator God to climb off the mighty elephant of my own opinions. Let humility transform the way I meet others, so that, through listening and learning the world will be changed from the inside out.

Fri 31 – HOPE IN GRIEF

 Our God of love and truth, we bring before you on this day those who have gone before us and those whose names we will continue to remember. Help us to lift our eyes above this world’s troubles and let us find hope in you alone. Through Jesus Christ our Lord and Redeemer.

Sat 1 – A CITY OF PEACE

Father, may your peace be evident in our cities. We ask that in your peace we may know your wisdom, understanding and knowledge. Father, may we be made one in you through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Sun 2 – CHRIST OUR PEACE

Father, thank you that forgiveness is always available from you. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Please help all those who need to forgive their enemies to do so with grace and love, and to embrace all that is involved, with Christ’s help.

Mon 3 – A MAN OF PEACE - Heavenly Father, Thank you that into a turbulent world you sent Jesus, the Prince of Peace, through whom we may have peace with you. Grant again today to your servant the gift of peace in mind and heart, through the power of your Holy Spirit.

Tues 4 – LOVE AND HOPE - God of Peace, may the world know more of your love. May we all learn to show sacrificial love to those whom we meet each day. God of Love, may the healing fruits of your Holy Spirit bring peace to your world. God of Hope, please use us as fruitful channels of your love today.

Wed 5 – PEACE PRESENCE - Lord God, thank you that you offer each one of us your peace, which surpasses all understanding. I am sorry for the times when I have not trusted you. I place my worries, and leave them, at the cross, and receive your peace. In the power of your Holy Spirit,

Thurs 6 – JESUS CALMER OF STORMS - Lord Jesus, bringer of peace, hope, and reconciliation. We pray for those of us facing storms in our lives - may you calm them in your victorious love. We pray for the war-torn places of our world that you would pour out words that bring healing and restoration. Through your death and resurrection, we have peace. Through your risen life we have hope. In Jesus name.

Thurs 7 – WAR AND HUMAN CHOICES - Lord teach us to have faith in your strength, and give us the courage to continue the struggle for peace and right relations at all times, especially when all seems lost. We believe you have already won for us the victory.

Fri 8 – OVERFLOWING JOY - Father God, help us to walk with Jesus that we may be filled to overflowing with your hope, uncontainable joy and perfect peace trusting you, no matter our circumstances. Like Jesus let us be vessels of blessing and peace to all those we meet.

Sat 9 – WHEN FIGHTING STOPS - O God, when we have destroyed infrastructure to win a war so that others are hungry and homeless, help us to move swiftly to ensure that the vulnerable do not continue to suffer once the fighting has finished, that we may become peacemakers, for we ask in Jesus’ name.

Mon 10 – BLESS YOUR ENEMIES - Father of all, help me to move from hate to love; from them to us; from against, to with. Give me compassion for my enemies. Inspire me to pray for them and seek to bless them.

Tues 11 – FINDING PEACE - Loving God, we come to you in our human frailty and seek your peace. When all feels lost, encircle us in your loving arms, give us the strength to carry on. Settle our troubled hearts and help us to trust that, in your endless love, we need never be afraid.

Wed 12 – GOD – THE PLACE OF PEACE - Thank you, Father God, for your peace that passes all understanding and for your constant presence with us, holding and sustaining us through difficult times. We ask you to bring comfort and hope to those who mourn the loss of loved ones, and to surround with your peace the families of those currently serving.

Thurs 13 – PEACE AT HOME - Lord, help us to live in peace with those closest to us today, and all days.

Fri 14 – PEACE BEYOND UNDERSTANDING - Father, thank you for your gift of peace, freely given. Help us to trust wholly in you and your will for our lives. May our actions be rooted in love.

Sat 15 – QUIETNESS AND TRUST - We ask for the honest peace of struggles acknowledged, the demanding peace of forgiveness, the longed-for peace of justice established. Lord, grant us peace.

Sun 16 – PERSEVERING PRAYER - Heavenly Father, as we pray for revival in our nation we cry out to you, ‘O Lord! How long?’ Pour out your love on our land, and help us to persevere in prayer, we pray in the mighty name of Jesus.

Mon 17 – BIG DREAMS - We pray that God would work powerfully through us, showing the treasure of his peace through our chipped, broken and ordinary lives.

Tues 18 – LASTING PEACE - God of peace we thank you for those who sacrificed their lives so that we could live in peace. We pray for nations where peace is the polar opposite of their daily reality. We pray also for those whose peace is shattered within the nations that benefit from peace that was bought at such a high price. Oh that the price that was paid would be worth it: that all may live with peace without and peace within now and always. Through Jesus Christ.

Wed 19 – WASTED LIVES? - Lord Jesus Christ, who completes every good work, may we rest from our striving to make a name for ourselves,                   continued…….   for it leads only to strife; may we know the peace that comes from serving you; and may we hope in the fruitfulness that only you can bring forth.                                                

Thurs 20 – FORGIVENESS IS NOT EASY - Lord, in a world which often seems so evil, let us hold on to your Word, to seek peace and pursue it.

Fri 21 – DO NOT BE AFRAID - Teach us, Peaceful Prince, the art of living without harmful defences, so we might bear the mystery of your passion in resurrection hope.

Sat 22 – PEACE IN OUR CHURCH FAMILY - Lord Jesus, we ask you to help each person in our church family (name those in your small group) to be completely humble and gentle in our life with each other; and to be patient, learning to bear with one another’s faults in love. Help us Lord, to keep the unity of the Spirit. Bind us together in peace.

Sun 23 – RADICAL HOSPITALITY - Father God, we know that you are the great reconciler of all things. We pray that we would see with your eyes, notice your image in unlikely people and reach out to them with your hospitality. Ask God to show you, then take action.

Mon 24 – WE WILL REMEMBER - As I walk with friends Lord, they will hold my hand. As I walk among strangers Lord, help me hold their hand. As I walk with you Lord, you will hold my hand.

Tues 25 – GIVE ME YOUR HAND - Loving God, you urge us to the way of peace and kinship. Enlarge our hearts towards those we find difficult to love. May your unspeakable tenderness be known in the world.

Wed 26 – SEA CHANGE - Lord, help me to take a deliberate and provocative step for peace this week by speaking caringly to someone I know is offended by me, and to apologise to them even if the offence is not real, or meant, or my fault. I do this in Jesus name.

Thurs 27 – PEACE AND JUSTICE - Loving and generous God, we thank you for all your goodness to us. Strengthen our resolve to listen to you, to discern how you can best use us to share in your work of answering the prayers of those who long for justice, peace and reconciliation.

Fri 28 – WHOSE KINGDOM? - Lord Jesus, we look forward to your return in glory with keen anticipation, but in this current age, we pray wisdom and grace for those who hold the reins of power. May they recognise you as the source of all authority and seek to govern in Truth and in Love.

Sat 29 – RESURRECTION PEACE - Risen Christ, remembering your resurrection, and the message of peace that accompanies it, we pray for peace to be with us. May the peace of Christ rule in our hearts, as we hear the call to live in peace through unity. May we see you, and know peace here.

Sun 30 – LETTER TO MY GRANDPA - Dear God, Thank you for our names, Frederick or Friedrich, Freda or Frida, engraved on identity tags in conflict, inscribed on the palms of your hands in eternity. Help us to forget ‘sides’, recognise the child of God in each person, and draw closer to living as sisters and brothers in peace.

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