Prayer

Old Catton Methodist – White Woman Lane

We are a praying Church and if you have a concern for prayer, please contact us.

The Lord’s Prayer (Traditional Form) ♦ ♦ ♦
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.  And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.  Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer (Modern Form) ♦ ♦ ♦
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread.  Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.  Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.  For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and for ever.  Amen.
General thanksgiving prayer for Christmas ♦ ♦ ♦
We thank you, Lord, for the joys of this day: for the joy of giving and receiving; the joy of reunion with family and friends; the joys of feasting and of laughter.  We thank you, Lord, for the singing of carols and Christmas hymns; for the reading of loved and familiar words of scripture; the joys of worship and holy celebration. Thanks be to you, Lord, for the challenge of Christmas; for your coming in poverty which challenges the affluence we take for granted; for your self-giving which puts in perspective all our charity.  Lord, give us pause in all our celebrations to contemplate the mystery of your holy incarnation.  Father, we pray for those who at Christmas are made more aware of their own loneliness: for those who get no presents, or very few; for those who have no families, or whose families are far away.  We pray for those to whom Christmas brings sharp memories of happier ones.  Christ be with them and grant them consolation.  Lord of all good, your Word is in the world.  Teach us to hear him, and so to celebrate his birth that we may be born again to a life of righteousness.This prayer was previously published in the book More Everyday Prayers, International Bible Reading Association, 1982, now out of print.  © ROOTS for Churches Ltd 2002-2016.  Reproduced with permission. www.rootsontheweb.com