(Taken from 2019/20Methodist Church in Ireland Prayer Focus resource)

Jesus, we praise and thank you for the example of compassion you are to us.

The stories of how you lived among your people inspire and challenge us to do the same.

Water, food, friendship, healing, teaching and justice - these are what we need to give;By all the means we can, in all the ways we can, in all the places we can, at all the times we can, to all the people we can, as long as ever we can.

As we begin to celebrate 50 years of WDR, help us to give generously as we continue to partner with local organisations with compassion for your people at their heart. 

In your compassionate and life-changing name, Amen.

You can find prayers for each of our partners on their profile in our Partnership page.