Prayers for: Sunday, 31st May 2020

Pentecost Sunday

Prayer for the day: God, who as at this time taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort: through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour.   Amen.

Post Communion Prayer: Faithful God, who fulfilled the promises of Easter by sending us your Holy Spirit and opening to every race and nation the way of life eternal: open our lips by your Spirit, that every tongue may tell of your glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

Intercessions

 For Missions and the World: This week’s focus: Church Army—Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June). “We are using this week to thank God for the time, skills, passion and experience that our own volunteers bring to Church Army. Without their help many ministries would struggle to keep going. Specifically, pray for volunteers working at Chocolate Box in the north of England; Time for God volunteers at the Marylebone Project in London, as well as others in Selby who are at the centre of the work of the Edge community; for their own development as they give themselves to serving others.

In the Parish: This week’s focus: This Pentecost Sunday we pray that there will be a spiritual awakening in the hearts of all who seek truth; specifically those who have recently finished Ramadan; for friends and family who have been our focus during “Thy Kingdom Come” ; for prodigal sons and daughters to be drawn back to the Heavenly Father. For all believers to have a deepening of faith.