Broken world, broken relationships
God is good, and the Bible is filled with passages about justice and care for people who are living in poverty. The conflict and oppression that we see across the world demonstrates that something has gone badly wrong. The cause of broken relationships is with God, with each other, with ourselves and with creation.
The good news is that God can mend this. We don’t have to do it alone.
Epiphany – Timket – is the opportunity to ask for forgiveness from God and to commit afresh to partnering with God to bring healing and restoration.
Pray with us
We thank you for the faithfulness of John the Baptist, who prepared the way for Christ. We thank you for your son, Jesus Christ, and for the salvation that is made possible through him. We thank you for your love, God, graciously poured out on us, and for the relationship we now have with you because of Jesus Christ.
We are sorry for the decisions and choices we have made that do not value you, others, ourselves or creation. Forgive us, we pray.
Lift up to God things that you would like to ask forgiveness for. Take some time before moving on to pause and listen out for anything that God may be saying to you. He may share a Bible verse or an image with you.
We pray for a renewal of our faith, Lord, with you. Show us how we can love you, others, ourselves and creation in the ways you have intended us to. Give us wisdom, courage and clarity in all we do, so that we can honour you God, we pray.
Lift up to God areas where you would like to see breakthroughs. For example, global issues that are needing healing, such as the conflict in Ethiopia. Again, do not rush away and have a two-way conversation with God.
End your time in prayer by thanking God for working with and through you.