By Pastor Linda Clifford-Hayes
We want to give thanks for a new season within our community and workplaces and organisations
We are first instructed to pray for governors and rulers and kings and queens and so we lift up our Head of state, our queen , our local and national leaders and ask for divine guidance and wisdom in organisational, community, national and international affairs.
We pray for every citizen, worker , section of the establishment – from babes in utero, to elders , mothers and fathers , brothers and sisters and carers.
We pray for employees, for hands on staff and those at strategic level making decisions in places of work and business.
We pray for the users of our services. We pray for peace and order where there is disorder –
We pray for decisions to be made which will help our communities run well and for individuals to take responsibility for their actions.
We pray for the schools and the law courts and again all who work therein , to ensure the learning is as it should be and law and judgement, is as it should be.
Lord we know that there have been cut backs which have affected many, we pray that you will safeguard our individual and collective interests, to protect and provide in times of need.
Thank you for opportunities to stand together as a community, church , workforce, organisation to pray and to make a difference
We know that you are able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we can now ask or think
We leave ourselves in your hands this day for you to have THE rule and to direct .