Let’s ask God to help us, our families, our communities and the world now:

Prayer one
Sometimes we feel a bit weak and need help to grow strong. Have a look at this plant. It is not very strong. What does it need to grow well?

Sometimes people feel weak like this plant. Who is feeling weak this week? Who needs God’s help – in our families and in our community and world?

Pray for them now. And end with:
Loving Lord, as we look at this weak plant, we pray that your strength would flow into our families, our church and your world. Amen

Prayer two
Have a look at this plant. It is growing up a trellis. It needs support to grow well.

Sometimes we feel worried and unsure about the way we are living and need help to grow in the right direction. Who is feeling worried or unsure today?

Pray for them now, and end with:
Loving Lord, as we look at this plant on a trellis, we pray that your loving support would be known in our families, our church and your world. Amen

Prayer three
This plant has sharp spikes. It can be painful to touch them.

Some people live in ‘painful, spikey’ places where there’s a lot of fighting or troubles.

What places and people need God’s peace today?

Pray for them now, and end with:
Loving Lord, as we look at this spikey plant we pray for your peace to grow in our families, our church and your world. Amen

Finally Lord, we pray that we might grow and show your strength, your loving support and your peace in our families, in our community, in our church and in your world. Amen

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