The Parishes of Dunham Massey



Because we can’t all be in church together just now, I hoped you might join me in some prayers, just as we would in any Sunday Service.

The wedding at Cana in Galilee.

John Chapter 2, verses 1 -11

(This picture is part of the tryptic in stained glass on the south wall of St. Margaret’s).


The response to my bidding ‘Lord in your mercy’ is ‘Hear our prayer’.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Let us pray to our heavenly Father who knows our needs and the needs of the world and reaches out with love and forgiveness to reconcile all things to Himself.

We pray  for our Queen, for our Bishop of Chester, Mark Tanner and for all those whose life Ministry is to further the Gospel of Christ.  We pray for the leaders of nations; We pray especially Lord for those elected to represent the people of our United Kingdom, that they will be given wisdom in thought and courage to act in these turbulent times.  We continue to pray for a peaceful transition of power in the United States of America.

Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Lord God and Father, in this week of prayer for Christian Unity, we pray for the church throughout the world.  Forgive us, Lord, for the divisions that separate us. Heal the wounds that those divisions have caused. We pray that the church, Christ’s body, may be united and strengthened by Christ himself.  We pray that we will start our work to that end in our own parish of St. Margaret, and in our own homes. We pray that you will help us to open our eyes, ears, and hearts to seek out what binds us together with our fellow Christians in other denominations, rather than that which divides us.  

Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Compassionate God, we pray for those who are sick, in body, mind or Spirit; For those who are suffering from the effects of Covid 19. We pray especially this morning for those who are struggling in the current lockdown.  For those families who are trying to home-school their children without resources and in cramped conditions.  For those who are unable to feed their families.  For those in despair.  God of miracles, g1ve them hope, and help us to do what we can to help those we perceive to be in need.

Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

We give you thanks, Lord, that you are present in our homes and in our lives; We ask your blessing on those who have guided and enriched our lives and we ask for strength and wisdom to enable us, in turn, to enrich the lives of others, quietly and without pomp or show, as Jesus did at the wedding at Cana in Galilee.

Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.

We end our prayers this morning by saying together the Grace.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.

Christine Armstrong

Every Blessing,
Christine Armstrong

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