This Powerpoint was created to have an “eyes open prayer,” where the congregation were invited to keep their eyes open and use the photos as a means to think about various themes. Below is the text of the prayer.
NB All photos are mine, as I am happy for this to be used by others, though a credit would be welcome!
Let us come before God in prayer
Loving Heavenly Father, hear the thoughts of our hearts as we offer our prayers to you
Water, cleansing, refreshing, washing, blessing.
Flowers and bees and the wonder of creation
The congregation gathered here and those who are no longer with us, for what ever reason
[Insert a photo of your congregation in the powerpoint for this]
lifeboats, coastguards, and all who rescue and look after us
Food, those who made and produce it and those with little
the road, the way, which leads to you
the risen sun.