Prayer for our Lent Challenge 2014 - All Age Worship 02.03.14 
Prayers for Growth and Challenge 
 
1. Clean Water 
Life-giving God, 
we thank you for the gift of water: 
for rain, for rivers, and for seas; 
water to refresh us, to irrigate our fields, 
and to quench our thirst. 
Without water there can be no life. 
You have given us life. 
Thank you Father. 
 
Father, 
We pray for those who must travel to find enough water, 
those with no source of clean water, 
those who are flooded with dirty water. 
Help us to manage the water you give us wisely, 
so all may have enough for their needs. 
In Jesus name, Amen. 
 
2. Sustainable travel 
All-seeing God, 
we thank you for this world you have given us, 
full of wonderful places to go and sights to see; 
and how easy it is to travel near and far. 
Thank you Father. 
 
Father, 
As we travel around, 
we pray for all whom we meet. 
Help us to move in harmony with your creation. 
In Jesus name, Amen. 
 
3. Reuse and recycle 
Life-giving God, 
we thank you for enabling us to live comfortably and well, 
that we have in abundance all that we need. 
Thank you Father. 
 
Father, 
we know that this world is limited. 
We pray for those who must go without today. 
Give us the grace to be wise in what we use 
and make good use of all that we have. 
In Jesus name, Amen. 
 
4. Spending choices 
Life-giving God, 
we thank you for all the rich variety available to us, 
for all the options to choose from when we buy. 
Thank you Father. 
 
Father, 
help us to remember that not everything is good. 
We pray for those whose land is suffering. 
Grant us discernment in our buying 
that all may live in harmony both now and in years to come. 
In Jesus name, Amen. 
 
5. Eating more sustainably 
Abundant God, 
we thank you that you provide us 
with all that we need to live and to enjoy life. 
Thank you Father. 
 
Father, 
help us to make full use of all you provide. 
We pray for those who will go hungry today. 
Grant us the simplicity to take no more than we will use 
that all may have enough. 
In Jesus name, Amen. 
 
6. Conserving energy 
Life-giving God, 
we thank you for all the marvels of modern life, 
the inventiveness and skills we see around us: 
for all the gadgets and devices we can now use and make. 
Thank you Father. 
 
Father, 
as we delight in the availability of so much. 
We pray for those whose need is so much more than our own. 
Grant us the moderation that preserves us from being wasteful, 
In Jesus name, Amen. 
 
7. Enjoying God’s creation 
Loving God, 
we thank you for all the joys of your creation, 
for all the blessings we enjoy 
and the knowledge of your loving care 
Thank you Father. 
 
Loving Father, 
help us to remember that it is you. 
who provides all that we have or need. 
Keep us always mindful of your great love and care for us, 
In Jesus name, Amen. 
Revd Frank Gimson 
Team Rector, Forest & Avon Team 
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