Prayer

Some helpful guides and tips:

You might also want to use the following Prayer of Blessing for Nottingham. For a number of years this prayer of blessing has been prayed in the old market square, outside the council house. You might want to use it.

Prayers of blessing for the whole of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
 

We bless you Nottingham, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Those of us who live in the land, choose to bless you Nottingham.

We bless the purposes of God that we can see already and those which are yet to be seen.

We call the unseen as if it were seen and agree together that what is to come is so much better than what has been in the past.

We bless the identity that God has given you as a city He has purposed to display His glory and splendour.

We bless all those people that you, have called to live in Nottingham, Lord, so that your love for Nottingham can be revealed, now and in the future.

We bless all those people that You have called to work in Nottingham, Lord, so that Your love for Nottingham can be revealed, now and in the future.

We bless all those people around the world, that You have called to partner with Nottingham Lord, so that Your love for Nottingham can be revealed, now and in the future.

We bless you Nottingham, that you will fulfil the purposes of God for you.

We bless you Nottingham, that you will live out His perfect will for you.

We bless you Nottingham, with being a place where the Lord’s Kingdom has come.

We bless you Nottingham with being a place where the Lord’s will is being done, as it is in Heaven.

We bless you Nottingham that you reveal the grace, the wisdom, the presence and the Glory of God to all who live and work here.

We bless you Nottingham, that you will reveal the Glory of God to all who visit you.

We bless you Nottingham, that your daytime and night hours will be filled with the joy of the Lord.

We bless you Nottingham, with a spirit of praise, gratitude and worship to Almighty God, your creator.

(Adapted from “Blessing your spirit” Arthur Burk)