Jill offers prayers of Shalom and patience
As we face the simultaneous challenges of racism and re-opening, Jill Gower from the Call to Prayer ministry guides us in interceding for our nation.
For Shalom in a time of unrest
Father in heaven, we pray for peace in our Nation and for the current political situation to be peacefully resolved. We pray, Lord, that the things that need to change in our society will now come about. In the Name of Jesus we call order into the United Kingdom, and for calm and understanding on all sides.
We declare that all have been made in the image of God, and all life is precious in His sight. We declare that racism has no place in all that He so wonderfully and fearfully has made. We bind the spirit of hatred that produces racism and division, and we loose a respect and honour for all people groups.
We pray for righteousness and justice to be the backbone of our society, for those in government and in any position of power.
We bless this Nation with Shalom: peace, wholeness and wellbeing. We bless those who have suffered hurt and abuse to receive the healing balm from Holy Spirit of God.
We ask You, Sovereign Lord, to pour out wisdom to those who are called to negotiate between different opinions and people groups, that all be treated fairly.
In the Name of our Saviour and Lord we pray.
For patience in a time of transition
Jesus, we pray that during this time of upheaval and transition You will surround us with Your loving arms and mercy. We know that as a Nation we have sinned against You, and turned away from Your decrees and word. Forgive us Lord, and heal our land.
We ask during this time when things are changing once again for Your hand of protection to be upon us. Bless and protect the children as some now return to their classrooms, be with their teachers and helpers to produce a good, healthy and safe environment for them to be in.
We pray for our shops and businesses that are slowly re-opening: for guidance for them, and for patience and kindness to abound in our towns and cities.
Father, we ask that the people of this land will be considerate to one another, and learn to prefer one another.
May You turn many hearts to You during this time, and we exalt You above Norwich, East Anglia and our Nation and as we lift You up, Jesus, we believe You will draw many to Yourself.
We declare that You are Sovereign Lord, the almighty, the majestic King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the all-powerful, all-knowing God who draws all to Himself with His loving kindness.
We glorify You, In Jesus’ Name.
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