PRAYER

On this page, you will find prayers for specific issues currently facing our parish and world

Ashford Town Parish

As Ashford Town Parish search for a New Team Rector, we pray:

“God our Father,

We thank you for the Parish of Ashford Town and for the diversity and richness of our expressions of worship, mission and church life. In this time of Interregnum, we pray for ourselves, that we would unite in supporting and building each other up so that we might discern new ways of being Parish together.

In this time of Interregnum, we pray for the appointment of a new Team Rector. Give wisdom and discernment to those entrusted with the task of appointment. We ask you to prepare our new Team Rector to be ready to serve us with joy and wisdom; to build us up in faith; and to lead us by example in loving obedience to your Son, our
Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Amen.”

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A Prayer For Australia

Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glynn Davies has written the following prayer for Australian in drought and fire:

Our heavenly Father, creator of all things and especially the creator of this land and its original peoples, we call out to you in these desperate times as fires have swept across several parts of our country.

Our hearts cry out to you for those who have lost loved ones, and those who have lost properties in the wake of these ravaging fires

Father we pray, in your mercy, restrain the forces of nature from creating catastrophic damage; in your mercy protect human life.

Guard those volunteers, rural fire service personnel and emergency services who selflessly step into the breach to fight these fires. Guide police and authorities who help evacuate and shelter those who are displaced. Bring comfort and healing to all who suffer loss.

Remembering your promises of old that seedtime and harvest will never cease, we pray that you would open the heavens to send refreshing rain upon our parched land.

In your mercy, we pray for drenching rain.

We pray that despite the forecasts, in your miraculous power you would bring forth rain to quench these fires and to bring life back into the earth, so that crops may grow and farmers may bring forth the harvest of the land again.

We bring these requests before your throne, in the name of your Son, who died and rose again for our deliverance,

Amen.