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Praying  for all GFS Members studying and sitting exams at this time

Good Luck

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Please continue to support this initiative which was initially launched for the Lenten period….

“As we approach and journey through the season of Lent, GFS in Ireland are delighted to be supporting the Less Plastics for Lent initiative.  This initiative was approved at our GFS Central Council meeting in February 2019 and is being supported by GFS Worldwide.  Our hope in GFS, is that with everyone making small changes in how they regard and treat plastics it will have a lasting and positive impact on our world. It is said that it takes 21 days to form a habit, here we have 40 days to form not only a good habit but a lasting habit that we can all enjoy the benefits off.  Please feel free to download the calendar here and share it with your family, friends and churches ”

Alison Jackson

All Ireland President

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GFS Worldwide has created a wonderful resource to be used by GFS and Christians called’Prayers of Hope’ where  the prayers and reflections have been supplied from around the world.  Please find the prayers for April and May below, please click here to download these prayers.

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Prayer of Hope for July 2019

Gratitude Prayer

Loving Lord,

As I express my gratitude to you in prayer, may it be a pleasing, joyful sound to you.

Thank you, Lord, for your love. It brings me acceptance and significance.

Thank you, Lord, for your truth. It brings me guidance and direction.

Thank you, Lord, for your mercy. It brings me help and comfort.

Thank you, Lord, for your faithfulness. It brings me stability and strength.

Thank you, Lord, for your kindness. It brings me daily provision and sustenance.

Thank you, Lord, for your beauty displayed in the earth. It brings me joy and delight.

Thank you, Lord, for your way of redemption – the cross. It brings me salvation and

regeneration. Amen

Loving Saviour, touch the hearts of those who abuse others. Heal their thinking, so that they may turn to You and seek Your ways. Help them to know that every human being is a treasure to You. Help them to know that You are a forgiving God and can lead them on a path to new life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Our Heavenly Father is a source of consolation and hope and by His son’s dying and rising, He remains our light in every darkness and our strength in every weakness. Call on God to be the refuge and guardian of all who suffer from abuse and violence. Ask that He comforts these victims and sends healing for their wounds of body, soul and spirit. God has the power to rescue them from bitterness and shame and refresh them with Your love. He can heal their brokenness and revive the spirits of all who lament this sin. In order to call for justice, we must first deepen our respect for the dignity of every human life. Call on the giver of peace who has the power to restore.

 

By Lesli White july-prayer-of-hope

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Prayer of Hope for June 2019

Dear God of Miracles and Wonders,

I celebrate the honor of wearing Your Supernatural Armor. I put on the Helmet of Salvation. As a dedicated woman of God, I praise You for my eternal salvation and for the many ways You save me from troubles each day.

I put on the Belt of Truth. As a dedicated woman of God, I will remember that living by the truths in the Bible protects me and opens the door to the awesome blessings that You want me to enjoy.

I put on the Breastplate of Righteousness. As a dedicated woman of God, I will live in a righteous, pure, wholesome way so that the beautiful light of Jesus shines through me each day.

I put on the Shoes of Peace. As a dedicated woman of God, I will seek to bring more godly peace into my mind, into my emotions, and into my home.

I pick up the Shield of Faith. As a dedicated woman of God, I will raise my Shield of Faith each time the demonic forces try to draw me into worry or fear or doubting You.

I pick up the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God. As a dedicated woman of God, I will read Your Holy Book, speak out Your Powerful Words, and live out Your Amazing Destiny for my life. I will become a wise woman who Prays Powerful Prayers for my family, my friends, and myself. I will generously share Your love and compassion with others. Daily I will show that I am growing in the Fruit of the Spirit – Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

june-prayer-of-hopeThis little light of mine – I’m going to let it shine. In Jesus’ miraculous name I pray.

Amen

Copyright © 2017

Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com

“Dear God, thank you for your amazing power and work in our lives, thank you for your goodness and for your blessings over us. Thank you for your great love and care. Thank you for your sacrifice so that we might have freedom and life. Forgive us for when we don’t thank you enough, for who you are, for all that you do, for all that you’ve given. Help us to set our eyes and our hearts on you afresh. Renew our spirits, fill us with your peace and joy. We love you and we need you, this day and every day. We give you praise and thanks, for You alone are worthy! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”   Debbie McDaniel,

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Prayer of Hope for May 2019

Great God we give you thanks that you call us out of silence to name hidden and domestic violence.

Today we pray for all those women who despite suffering from violence, continue to care for family and children, to grow and prepare food, carry water, earn a living and offer support to others.

 

We pray for women who are trafficked as domestic or sex workers; for women who are raped and do not know how to find words to name their pain or a way into the future.

 

We pray for transformation of our societies which often find it easier to judge the victims of violence than to solve the problems of injustice

 

We pray that women’s voices may be heard and taken into account in all peace and reconciliation work.

 

We pray for a transformation in the violent way many men act towards and think about women.

 

We pray for right and just relations between women and men that together we may transform and overcome violence in all its forms and learn to celebrate our diversity and interdependence

 

We look forward to the age of peace, when violence is banished, both women and men are able to love and to be loved, and the work and wealth of our world is justly shared.

 

Gran Dios, te damos gracias porque nos llamaste desde el silencio para nombrar violencia oculta y doméstica. Hoy rezamos por todas aquellas mujeres que, a pesar de sufrir violencia, continúan cuidando a sus familias y niños, cultivan y preparan alimentos, llevan agua, se ganan la vida y ofrecen apoyo a los demás.

Oramos por las mujeres que son víctimas de la trata como trabajadoras domésticas o sexuales; para las mujeres que son violadas y no saben cómo encontrar palabras para nombrar su dolor o un camino hacia el futuro.

Oramos por la transformación de nuestras sociedades que a menudo les resulta más fácil juzgar a las víctimas de la violencia que a resolver los problemas de la injusticia.

Oramos para que las voces de las mujeres sean escuchadas y tenidas en cuenta en todo trabajo de paz y reconciliación.

Oramos por una transformación en la forma violenta en que muchos hombres actúan y piensan sobre las mujeres.

Oramos por las relaciones justas y justas entre mujeres y hombres para que juntos podamos transformar y superar la violencia en todas sus formas y aprender a celebrar nuestra diversidad e interdependencia.

Esperamos la era de la paz, cuando la violencia sea desterrada, tanto las mujeres como

Los hombres son capaces de amar y ser amados, y el trabajo y la riqueza de nuestro mundo se comparten con justicia.

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