‘The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Jesus Christ’ Philippians 4:5-7
A prayer for the discernment of our new Bishop of Willesden
in every age you raise up pastors and leaders for your Church
to reflect the light of Christ and to lead us in the way of holiness.
We thank you for Bishop Pete who has been a shepherd of your flock.
Guide with your heavenly wisdom, the process of calling a new Bishop for the Willesden Area.
Bless your Church with a person who will lead us in mission,
to proclaim afresh the gospel of God’s kingdom to this generation,
and help us build intercultural churches across North West London,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A prayer for Easter season
The wonder of your Resurrection –
risen from death
death is no more!
The beauty of Life –
walking with you
going your way
filled with your love.
Is it for me?
Or somebody else?
It’s a lot to take in!
Help me to trust
and to know in my heart
that your Spirit is here
and I’m held in your arms.
Take me and mould me
and fill me and use me.
This new Life is real –
I surrender to you.
Grant, we beseech you, merciful Lord, to your faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins and serve you with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
And may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all, evermore. Amen.