Church of England Diocese of Salisbury Berwick St. James

Prayers of hope for the world

18 Jan 2021, 11 a.m.

A prayer of hopeful humility (Based on Psalm 23)

God of all goodness, I pray in hope for our world and for the life of our Anglican Communion:

May we humbly draw near to you once more, as you humbly choose to dwell with us. May we humbly walk with you afresh, so in your mercy our feet tread the way of our Saviour. As we, and this world, continue to walk through the valley of the shadow of death, may we be deeply humble and full of hope. Trusting in you, our Creator Redeemer and Giver of Life, in your goodness, your provision and your protection. Choosing not to lean on our own understanding, or follow our own paths, but listening and following your voice.

May we humbly become more fully your church, so that in your world, your goodness and your mercy shall forever flourish.