Prayer

Jesus calls us to be peacemakers, both in terms of preventing bloodshed, and building constructive links with God, ourselves, and other people. For the next 40 days of Lent, we will offer The Peace Prayer Project—40 days of prayers for peace…peace in the world, peace for the weary, suffering and sick and peace in our own lives. Here is a prayer written by The Rev. Michaela Youngson of British Methodist Church that could be prayed every day of Lent along with the other prayers offered on our Facebook and Instagram pages each day.

Creator God,
We offer you our prayers for the peace of your world. For the well-being and safety of our sisters and brothers in the Ukraine and in Russia: We pray in the name of the Prince of Peace.
 
For wisdom for those who hold power, that they might work together for the good of all people: We pray in the name of the Prince of Peace.
 
For those who are or will become displaced because of conflict and for those who offer welcome and sanctuary: We pray in the name of the Prince of Peace.
 
For peace in our own lives, families and churches, that we might offer justice, dignity and love for all: We pray in the name of the Prince of Peace.
 
Gracious God, Hear our prayers. In the name of Jesus Christ, The Prince of Peace. Amen

Go to our Facebook or Instagram page to see all the daily prayers during Lent.

A Covenant Prayer in the Wesleyan Tradition

I am no longer my own, but yours.
Put me to what you will, place me with whom you will.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be put to work for you or set aside for you,
Praised for you or criticized for you.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and fully surrender all things to your glory and service.
And now, O wonderful and holy God,
Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer, 
you are mine, and I am yours.
So be it.
And the covenant which I have made on earth,
Let it also be made in heaven.  Amen.