Spirit of Unity, hear our prayer — Ana Gobledale, UK

A prayer for our church, community and world,

originally written for Trinity Sunday

 

 

Spirit of Unity,

   hear our prayer.

We pray for your Church
in all its many forms and manifestations:
for the churches in our neighbourhood;

For [church name], [church name] and our own church, [church name],
We pray for those in our churches who are leaders and inspirers,
those who are discerners and listeners,
those who are learners and workers.
Weave us together
to strengthen our witness.

Spirit of unity,

  hear our prayer.

We pray for those who lead communities:
leaders of nations and leaders of states;
those who lead cities and those who lead hamlets;
those who elect and those elected.
Call us together
to strengthen our solidarity.

Spirit of unity,

      hear our prayer.

We pray for our own community:
for people we know and those who are strangers;
for those who call the shots
and those who feel powerless,
for the young and energetic,
for the old and wise,
for the weak and needy.
Bring us together
to serve one another.

Spirit of unity,

      hear our prayer.

We pray for the suffering:
for those who are sick,
for those who are homeless and alienated,
for those who are stateless
or seeking a livelihood far from home,
for those who are afraid, especially today for the people of Syria.
May they know your love through us, and the actions we take.

Spirit of unity,

      hear our prayer.

Spirit of unity, mystery of wholeness,
To your strength, to your love, to your insight,
we offer our prayers. Amen.