Good Morning Yahweh
you know us so well
We ask you to share your spirit with us
to help us to make all our thoughts and actions
more like Jesus.
Pray that we may live in Divine abundance, open to giving and sharing with all peoples. Pray with thanks for the healing power of God’s divine spirit in us, for each other and for those who are hurt, afraid or alone. Pray we will attend to the Divine in all Life, seeking that which is good for benefit of all. Pray with thanks for the Divine Spirit – the gift of Christ that abides in us. Give thanks for each other, for all that we have to share and for opportunities to give and to receive.
Pray for our parish Council, for our Elders and our young members - and give thanks for all who create a sense of community and give us confidence to look forward with faith and hope. Pray for families in crisis, that God’s love will arise and give life , and for refugees who experience the struggle and desire for new life.
Pray for all whose peace is disturbed by the noise of war. For those finding life a struggle and hope diminishing, that we may hear their cry. Pray that we may know the better path whenever we find ourselves at the crossroads. Give thanks for the Divine fullness that we glimpse as we share together in worship.
A Thanksgiving for Wilderness
Creator God, we thank you that you show your face to us in wilderness and desert places.
We praise you for the deep places of the sea, and for coastlines smashed by surf and caressed by gentle waves.
We praise you for the sun-baked, wind-swept lands, and for rocks and mountains older than human memory.
We praise you for the rivers that sculpt the plains, and for salt lakes that wait for the blessing of times of flooding.
We praise you for the fragile life that flourishes in places too hot, too cold, or too dry for human comfort, and for forests rising through tropical rain and cool southern mist.
We thank you for showing your glory in creation to the first people of Australia, and for their long and careful custody of the land.
We thank you for new ways of protecting the land so that future generations may also rejoice in your handiwork.
Give us grace to recognise your wonders in the dust at our feet and the haze on the horizon, and in all the creatures you have made, in their astonishing diversity.
And give us voices to praise you in awe and gratitude, both now and for evermore. Amen
[This prayer was drafted by the Anglican General Synod Liturgy Commission in 2006. It is freely available for anyone to use. Please note that it complements the prayer resources already available in A Prayer Book for Australia (1995).]
A Sesquicentenary Prayer
Lord of all generations
Bless our celebration of 150 years of ministry with the Diocese of Perth.
We give thanks for those whose dedication and vision enabled the foundation and development of this diocese.
Guide those of us now entrusted with this responsibility.
Encourage us and give us the commitment, enthusiasm and inspiration we need.
May we have breadth of vision and generosity that will enable us to provide a solid foundation of faith for future generations.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Daily Prayer from Perth Anglican Diocese See left hand column
Prayer in the tradition of St Paul
Creator of Life, of light and all Love, we pray thee
to fill this house with thy Spirit.
Here may the strong renew their strength and seek
for their working lives a noble consecration.
Here may the poor find succour and the friendless
Here may the tempted find power, the sorrowing
comfort and the bereaved find the truth that death
hath no dominion over their beloved.
Here let the fearing find a new courage and the
doubting have their faith and hope confirmed.
Here may the careless be awakened and all that are
oppressed be freed.
Hither may many be drawn by thy love and go
hence, their doubts resolved and faith renewed,
their sins forgiven and their hearts aflame with thy
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
From the Chapel porch, Pleshey Retreat House, with amended