A people

belonging to God

that you may

declare the praises 

of him who called

you out of

darkness into his

wonderful light

 (1 Peter 2:9) 

 

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Welcome to the South Leicester Christian Partnership (SLCP)

The SLCP unites Christians in the Clarendon Park, Knighton and Stoneygate parts of Leicester  



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Prayer for Ukraine 


God of peace and justice,
we pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,
that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. 
Amen


Archbishop Justin Welby
Archbishop Stephen Cottrell


 Prayer for Afghanistan

 

O God of mercy and of peace, 

We hold before you
the peoples of Afghanistan;
be living bread to those
who are hungry each day.  

Be healing and wholeness to those
who have no access to health care
amidst the ravages of the pandemic. 

Be a true home to all
who have been displaced.
 
Be open arms of loving acceptance
to those who fear because of their
gender, ethnicity,
religious or political views. 
 
Be peace to those engaged in armed conflict,
and those who live within its shadow.  
 
Turn our hearts and minds to your ways
of just and gentle peace;
open our eyes to see you
in all acts of compassionate care.
 
Strengthen our hearts to step out in solidarity 
with your suffering people, and
hold us all in your unfailing love. 
 
We pray in the name of Jesus Christ,
who emptied himself of all but love,
in order to bring life in all its fullness. Amen
  

We welcome asylum seekers and refugees

Seagull with wording 'refugees welcome'

For you have been a refuge to the poor,
a refuge to the needy in their distress,
a shelter from the rainstorm and a shade from the heat.
When the blast of the ruthless was like a winter rainstorm,
the noise of aliens like heat in a dry place,
you subdued the heat with the shade of clouds;
the song of the ruthless was stilled.

Isaiah 25:4-5  

Loving God,
protect all seeking refuge.
May the boundary lines be lifted
and fall once more in pleasant places.
Give fearful hearts reason to be glad,
weary souls cause to rejoice
and exhausted bodies a place to rest secure.
Lead us together on the path to life
as we share from your abundance
so all may know the fullness of joy.
Amen.


Christian Aid 2016