‘This, then, is how you should pray: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name”.‘
Matthew, Ch. 6, vs. 9.
This week we especially hold in our prayers:
|– The families of those killed in recent violence: remembering the three elderly pensioners murdered in Exeter, recent victims of ongoing knife crime in the UK, and the victims of the shooting in America.|
|– Our nation and political system: as the debate and divisions over Brexit continue. We pray for calm and for personal and party agendas to be placed aside in the search for the common good.|
|– From the World council of Churches: France, Germany and Monaco, praying especially for:
|– The continuing life of our Church and community: praying especially for:
|– All those known to us who are ill, in hospital, undergoing operations or treatment, or waiting further appointments, or results that may lead to further treatment: and particularly those on our prayer chain. Pray also for the medical teams looking after them and for their families as they support them.
We pray that our Lord God will be in each situation.
We remember those who have died at this time of year, including those known and loved by us, and particularly:
Maurice ’Nick’ Chandler aged 79 years, for 16th February 2001;
Eve Hawker, aged 97 years, for 17th February 2005.