The Methodist Church in Ireland Lenten Prayer
Loving God, as our minds focus on Jesus’ journey to the Cross, we bow our lives in awe before you.
Stir our hearts with longing for Your Kingdom, make us restless for Your ways.
Where we are tired, where the future looks uncertain and we don’t know what to do, may your Holy Spirit breathe life and hope.
Root us deep in you.
Sweep away anything in us which does not speak of You.
Set our hearts on fire with Your love and joy.
Open our eyes that we might see Your vision for Your church and for our communities.
We pray for Your blessing on the Methodist Church in Ireland; give us courage and boldness as we walk with You.
We pray for Your blessing on our communities and for protection from all that harms.
We celebrate the wonder of your love which creates and forms all that is, which is seen supremely in Jesus, and which is brought home to human hearts as the Spirit breathes. May this love make us catch our breath and turn our lives upside down. In the power of Your Spirit send us out to share that love with others.
We pray in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Take time to be quiet and listen.
Pray for the people and situations which the Holy Spirit brings to your mind: your church and community, President of the Methodist Church and the Secretary of Conference as he undergoes treatment for cancer and for all ministers and leaders, lay workers and volunteers in our churches.The Methodist Church in Ireland