You might like to begin with ‘a prayer for ourselves’ which is printed below and then slowly read the Bible passage, asking God to speak to you through the words. Then turn to prayer, using the prayer points to guide you. You could finish by praying the Lord’s Prayer.
A prayer for ourselves
Father, pour out your Spirit upon your people,
and grant us a new vision of your glory,
a new experience of your power,
a new faithfulness to your Word,
and a new consecration to your service,
that your love may grow among us,
and your kingdom come;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Wednesday 11th May
Jesus prays for his disciples:
“My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” (John 17:15-17)
Pray for those who are fearful. Pray for God’s people to have a clear sense of identity and calling.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory for ever and ever. Amen.