New Prayer For Current Financial Situation Published On Cofe Website
People’s only helper on any issue, material or spiritual, which they encounter all through their lives, is our almighty Lord. It is Allah, who is the only power to bestow help to people. This fact is conveyed in the Qur’an with a verse as: “If Allah touches you with harm, none can remove it but Him. If He touches you with good, He has power over all things. “ (Surat al- Al-An‘am, 17) When a person suffers from a trouble or distress, he experiences a feeling of felicity by seeking refuge in Allah and by praying to Him only, who is the mere owner of ultimate power and possessor of all universe and creatures. What’s important here is person’s continuing to acknowledge his dependency to Allah, the blessings and mercy of Allah upon him, after Allah eases his troubles and difficulties. The important thing is his acting in a submissive, thankful manner toward Allah and being in need of praying to Allah even if He bestows abundance, richness, welfare, peace and comfort upon him. Current economic crisis has been an important opportunity to consider one’s weakness before Allah and appreciate once again how needy he is in front of Him. It is quite a good development that Church of England has issued a prayer, encouraging people to pray for being relieved from their economic troubles. Acknowledging that one can be freed from any trouble only by the aid of Allah, they have taken refuge in praying to Allah. The details of the news covered on the media are as follows:
“The Church of England has prepared a prayer for the economic crisis which burst in the USA and spread over Europe. The prayer named "Prayer for current financial situation", written by Revd Peter Moger, the Archbishops" Council’s National Worship Development Officer, has been published on the Church of England website. More prayers for those who worry about their household budget and being in debt, hence seek for spiritual consolation are already available on the Church’s website.
PRAYER FOR ECONOMIC CRISIS
"Prayer for the current financial situation" reads: "Lord God, we live in disturbing days: across the world, prices rise, debts increase, banks collapse, jobs are taken away, and fragile security is under threat… Loving God, meet us in our fear and hear our prayer: be a tower of strength amidst the shifting sands, and a light in the darkness; help us receive your gift of peace, and fix our hearts where true joys are to be found, in Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen.”
The prayer has received the backing of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams. He said: “At this time of international financial turbulence, it is important that the Church should be offering the opportunity for prayer and reflection.” Beside being a spiritual leader, Dr. Rowan Williams, the leader of the Church of England which has been headed by Queen Elisabeth II, is also known with his interest in political and social issues of his country. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams is also considered the leader of Anglicans all ovre the world. According to the surveys conducted in recent years two third of English adult population prays regularly”