Prayers for: 9th January 2022

Prayers

Prayer for the day: Eternal Father, who at the baptism of Jesus revealed him to be your Son, anointing him with the Holy Spirit: grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit, that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children; through Jesus Christ, your Son our Lord. Amen.

Post Communion Prayer: Lord of all time and eternity, you opened the heavens and revealed yourself as Father in the baptism of Jesus your beloved Son; by the power of your Spirit complete the heavenly work of our rebirth through the waters of the new creation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Intercessions

The World & Missions:  This week’s focus;  We pray for the work  of  Christian Aid.  Pray for Patrick Watt, who is responsible for leading Christian Aid’s influencing, in the UK.  Patrick is committed to Christian Aid’s strategy of using prophetic voice to confront injustice, and of working with churches to achieve lasting change.  Pray for him as he prepares for and engages with the UN, EU, African Union and UK government and parliament.

In the Parish:  This week’s focus; we pray for Slough Children First, who provide fostering, adoption and safeguarding services in our area.  Pray for the children in need of these services.  Pray for the social workers, foster parents, teachers and volunteers who seek to provide safety, education, accommodation, emotional and spiritual support for children at risk, and families at risk.