We pray for the church throughout the world,
for Christians of all denominations,
that together Christians will live
as citizens of God’s Kingdom on earth:
may there be generosity and welcome,
hope and love,
kindness, warmth and compassion.
We pray that our church will be like the tree
of which Jesus spoke;
a place of shelter and safety.
We pray for Gods’ world,
giving thanks for its abundance,
reflecting Gods’ generosity to his children.
We pray for the G7 summit,
for the leaders of the world’s wealthiest countries
meeting there this weekend;
for their discussions about climate change –
that progress will be made,
and for steps towards a fairer sharing
of the resources you have given us.
We pray for those who are sick,
for those who live in poverty
for those who despair.
For healthcare workers around the world,
still tending those with Covid,
especially for those who are exhausted;
for those who will die this week
for lack of vaccines, oxygen. or proper health care
And for those whom we have loved,
who now rest with you;
May we treasure their memories
and give thanks for the seeds they planted in our lives
which now bear fruit.
We give thanks for the fruitfulness of the earth,
for the miracle of seeds, plants and trees,
for the hedgerows alive with blossom,
for the the birds busy feeding their young
and for the buzzing of bees.
For your generous blessings
and your never ending love
we give you thanks,
O Lord of all creation. Amen