Your guide as you walk and pray around your community. It uses Richhill as an example, but it can work wherever you are.
Walk from the Hub to the Richhill Health Centre.
God, we pray for the health of our village.
Grant our healthcare workers wisdom and discernment in their decision making and to use their experience and education to bring about the best possible outcome and quickest possible recovery.
We pray that you bless the nurses, the doctors, and all of the staff involved in each person’s care.
We pray for true rest and peace as they process all they have experienced over the last few years.
Bless them as they work together to care for each patient under their watch.
We declare your blessing over the health centre.
In Jesus name.
Walk to the top of Maynooth Road.
(You can also pray for the council at the Memorial if you want a more gentle walk)
God, thank You for the men and women who serve our village, town and country in leadership roles.
Remind them each day of why dedicated their lives to public service, and encourage them.
Give them peace when their work takes them away from their families.
We pray for the wives, husbands, and children of our leaders draw near to them and give them the wisdom on how to best support one another.
Father we pray our leaders would learn what it is to get out of the way of unity and how to work together, even with those they disagree with, for the best outcome for our communities.
Walk back down Maynooth Road. Use footpath to the Recreation Centre and walk up to Hardy Primary School.
Father, we thank you for the children and young people of our community.
We pray for them as they learn and make sense of the world around them.
We pray they will be filled with wonder and see your glory in the ordinary and in unexpected places.
We pray for confidence to know they are uniquely made by you and in who You are.
We declare Ephesians 4:32:
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
We pray for the teachers for Your wisdom and grace each day. May they know their value.
Show them the value of each child in their care and give them hearts to understand their unique selves.
We pray strength, peace, creativity and passion. We declare your blessing over this school.
From Hardy Primary School keep walking. Go up Irish Street to the Square.
God we pray for the churches in our community.
We pray their leaders would walk with integrity, authenticity and faith.
We pray for strong support networks around them.
We pray for their families, spouses and children as they too shoulder the weight and responsibility of leading.
We pray for the believers in our community.
We pray they would be deeply rooted and resilient.
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you.
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
From the Square, walk back down Main Street to the Hub
Lord, we pray for our local businesses.
We pray for strength as they continue to overcome the challenges of the past two years and the ongoing implications.
We pray for creativity for how their business can serve the community as well as support their employees and families.
We pray they will not be overcome by worry,stress or fear and instead look to You for peace and guidance.
We pray people will see the great value of supporting local businesses, andwill buy locally.
Bless them, Lord.