This month across our benefice we will be praying for the community in Hinstock.
Heavenly and glorious Father, we thank you for the gifts bestowed on us as disciples of your Church, a Church at present which is remotely providing spiritual growth through man made technology but your presence is overwhelming and flows into our hearts, our lives, our beings.
We pray that you are here now in the parish of Hinstock. Lord in your mercy, here our prayer.
We pray that the community of Hinstock is safe and well as we isolate ourselves, knowing that God is with us in body, mind and spirit. Guide us to still find time in our daily chores to ask for deliverance from these unprecedented times. Lord in your mercy, here our prayer.
We pray for all families in our community as they adjust to new ways of living during this time of uncertainty. Bestow on them your strength and courage especially those who live on their own, guiding them to sustain their belief that Christ is always with them during times of doubt. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We pray for the staff, parents and pupils of our school, as they try and educate the children remotely, together with the challenge of helping to provide meals for those in need. We pray that God will provide for them in ways only known by Him. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We prayer for all our Clergy who at this time are still providing spiritual growth by other means rather than face to face. We thank them for their continued perseverance, spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ reaching far and wide, into many homes in the village. We especially think about those who are being cared for in Hinstock Manor care home. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
As we approach Palm Sunday and think about Jesus’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem, we pray for all those in our village on the Journey with Christ, as we look to celebrate his resurrection and share his risen life.
Be with us on this journey of faith. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
As the song ‘Brother, sister, let me serve you’.. says, We are pilgrims on a journey and companions on the road, We are there to help each other, Walk the mile and bear the load. Amen.