A Prayer for Harrow 

"Based on a daily prayer from Ffald-y-Brenin House of Prayer and Retreat Centre"

Heavenly Father,
we take upon ourselves the mantle of authority that Jesus delegates to us, and in His Name we speak to every household in this parish and Harrow:
 
We bless you in the Name of the Lord;
we bless all homes that they may be safe and secure;
we bless all families that they may be caring and supportive;
we bless all marriages that they may be loving, forgiving, merciful and strong;
we bless all intergenerational relationship
that there may be peace, love and understanding flowing between each one;
we bless every network of wholesome and supportive friendship
 
We bless your health that you may be strong and well.
In Jesus’ name we resist any sickness or disease which seeks to invade this parish,
and to every person in the parish we say: be strong, be healthy. 
To any who are sick we bless you in Jesus’ name with a speedy recovery.
 
We bless your wealth
that you may have plenty to replace poverty. 
We bless you to have enough to live and enough to give.
We bless your work that whatever you turn your hand to which is wholesome may be profitable. 
To those who are unemployed
we bless you with the skills and ability to find work.
 
We bless the local schools
that they might be secure and safe for teachers and pupils alike. 
We bless the children’s capacity to learn and develop relationships
and we bless their simple trust in Jesus
that their trust may grow and be enriched.
 
We speak to the civic structures of health, law enforcement and council.
We bless you with wisdom, integrity and effective management.
 
We speak to the churches;
we bless you in the Name of the Lord
that the Holy Spirit and the Word of God may flow out of you in power. 
We bless the hearts of all who live in this parish that you may be quickened to hear and respond to the voice of the living God.
We bless all who live and work here,
that the overspill of the blessings of the kingdom of God may fall upon you.
 
Amen