God of Jeremiah,
We pray for men who speak your word to our community
Encourage them, enlighten them, hearten them.
God of Zaccheus
We pray for men who seek you.
Accompany them, meet them, bless them.
God of Abraham,
We pray for men who journey in hope
Strengthen them, enable them, settle them.
God of Zechariah,
We pray for elderly men as they look back on life,
Comfort them, inspire them, befriend them.
God of the boy David,
We pray for young men.
Protect them, challenge them, satisfy them.
God of the nameless thieves on the crosses beside Jesus,
We pray for men in desperate situations
Guide them, equip them, weep with them.
God of Peter the Apostle,
We pray for men who are leaders in church and society
Sensitise them, sustain them, assure them.
God of Jairus, whose young daughter was healed
We pray for family men
Help them, steer them, counsel them.
God of all people everywhere,
Equip us to be what you call us to be
In all our diversity and complexity
Wherever we are
For your love’s sake, Amen.
Evensong – Men and Work and Faith
28 June 2009