Prayer To The World

Most of us are familiar with the world’s most famous prayer, the Lord’s Prayer by Jesus Christ. It is a beautiful prayer, reminding us to think about our actions and how they will affect others. Yet it can be easy to forget that we are going into the world and impacting not just one person but a whole community through our words and actions.

In the beginning there was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. This is written in Xhosha and translated into your language in the beginning of creation. So it’s safe to assume that this is where creative expression began. So much has been created by humankind in spite of all the wars, lack of education and information, persecution and poverty. Art is imitating life or maybe it’s a direct channel for our interpretation of reality which becomes a mirror for us to look into and witness our existence, acknowledge our shortcomings and celebrate our triumphs.

At the core of all spiritual traditions lies a simple truth. The Divine is within us, around us and pervading everything we know and experience. However, there are some moments when we are unable to feel this connection. When faced with a challenge, stress or simply feeling overwhelmed by the speed and demands of modern living, sometimes pushing the pause button and taking time to connect with the Divine can be hard. That’s why I created this prayer meditation for connecting you with the flow of love, harmony and peace which is always present and available to us, if we choose it.

O Lord, you are my God. I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.

Prayer To The World

A Prayer for the Fallen World We Live In

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” (1 John 2:15)

Father,

The state of our world convicts us and causes us to cling to You for dear life. The volatile history of mankind’s fallen nature is recorded in Scripture. Human history is scarred. The deplorable conditions of our world continue to increase.

Bless and heal the world, Father. Come, Lord Jesus. May Your love comfort every soul as only You can. Bring hope to the hopeless and unity where there is conflict.

Motivate us by love to work together, gathering souls for Christ. Show us our place, Father, and embolden us to obey Your direction. While our world is crumbling, You remain the same loving, defending, and protecting Father. Amidst the rebellion and destruction, You reached down to restore us to the light of Your presence through Jesus.

Prayer To The World

O Lord our God,
source of all goodness and love,
accept the fervent prayers of your people;
in the multitude of your mercies look with compassion
upon all who turn to you for help;
for you are gracious, O lover of souls,
and to you we give glory, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.
Amen.

In troubled times

God of love,
turn our hearts to your ways;
and give us peace.
Amen.

For justice

Living God,
deliver us from a world without justice
and a future without mercy;
in your mercy, establish justice,
and in your justice, remember the mercy
revealed to us in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

For international unrest

Almighty Father,
whose will is to restore all things
in your beloved Son, the King of all:
govern the hearts and minds of those in authority,
and bring the families of the nations,
divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin,
to be subject to his just and gentle rule;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

At a time of despair

Restless with grief and fear,
the abandoned turn to you:
in every hour of trial,
good Lord, deliver us,
O God most holy, God most strong,
whose wisdom is the cross of Christ.
Amen.

For peace and safety amid unrest

O God, who would fold both heaven and earth in a single peace:
let the design of thy great love
lighten upon the waste of our wraths and sorrows:
and give peace to thy Church,
peace among nations,
peace in our dwellings,
and peace in our hearts:
through thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Amen.

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