Prayer for the Week

Week beginning Sunday 26 January
(25 January was the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul)

Convert us,
Jesus the persecuted,
as you converted Paul
and sent him as your apostle to the world.
May our love, our prayers, our suffering
carry your gospel, at whatever cost,
to all who wait to hear it.

A New Zealand Prayer Book (1989)Β© The Church of the Province of New Zealand

Week beginning Sunday 19 January

Lord,
show us where there is loneliness,
that we may take friendship.
Show us where there is neglect,
that we may take kindness.
Show us where there is injustice,
that we may take courageous action.

Wherever individuals are not seen as persons,
may we acknowledge their identity;
and wherever there is alienation,
may we may take reconciliation.

Women of Jamaica, World Day of Prayer Services, used with permission