Prayers For Life Events..
Prayers for impact,on school, birthdays, growing up, moving, sport, travel, and retirement.
For a first day at work or school
O God, the strength of
guide me to know your will for me in this place:
help me to discover friends among strangers,
to meet opportunities and challenges eagerly,
and to give best performance in my daily tasks in your name.
Give me strength to overcome my worries,
and preserve me in your safe keeping,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Loving God, let me be
as I meet new people in new places.
Make me brave when I am worried,
help me to learn from everyone around me,
and help me to do my best. Amen.
For a birthday
Loving God, bless your
whose birthday is today;
give him/her a joyful heart as he/she celebrates
and remembers all who have brought riches to
and be with him/her,
over the coming year and for ever.
Growing up; the passage of time
God of the ages,
You are strength and beginner of our journey as we pause along the way.
Hold us by the hand as we grow,
show us where to seek you,
and guide our foot steps to find you.
Give us praying hearts so that we may love you,
and your peace within us until we reach our journey’s end.
help us to hold the memories of the place we leave behind,
bless everyone and protect from whom we now part,
and give us strength and confidence to reach out in people with hospitality to others
in our new home.
May your Spirit travel with us,
and meet us in the faces of new friends.
For our journey, now and throughout our lives,
begins and ends with you, Lord,
should sing whose praises we sing wherever we make our home.
Sport and competition
God our creator,
you have given us the talent and discipline
which help us to participate and to compete together:
Whether our success or failure bring grace,
and let us never be glad at another’s setbacks;
Grant that when we are using the skills you have given us,
we may recall you love, and the source for all our abilities.
For a long journey
Be to us, O Lord,
a support in our setting out,
a comfort by the way,
a shadow in the heat,
a covering in the rain and cold,
a conveyance in weariness,
a protection in adversity,
a staff in unsteady ways,
and a port in shipwreck;
that, with you being our Leader,
we may reach the place we seek,
and after we may return again to our home in safety.
O God, your hands made
me and formed me,
and you know where I am going even when I feel uncertain:
thank you for the talents I have used in my work.
Calm my concerns, show me new opportunities,
and give me the chance and free me to discover myself afresh
in serving you.
Show me what you have stored up for me,
and give me the endurance to put down my things and work and follow you;
through Christ our Lord.
When someone is in hospital
Lord God, whose Son,
understood people’s fear and pain
before they spoke of them,
we pray for those in hospital;
surround the frightened with your tenderness;
give strength to those in pain;
hold the weak in your arms of love,
and give hope and patience
to those who are recovering;
we ask this prayer through the Jesus Christ, our Lord.