Prayers for: Sunday, 26th June 2022

Prayer of the Day (Collect):    Lord, you have taught us that all our doings without love are nothing worth: send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love, the true bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whoever lives is counted dead before you. Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

Post Communion Prayer: Loving Father, we thank you for feeding us at the supper of your Son: sustain us with your Spirit, that we may serve you here on earth until our joy is complete in heaven, and we share in the eternal banquet with Jesus Christ our Lord.   . Amen

Intercessions

Weekly prayer for missions: This week’s focus—Mercy Ships.  Give thanks for the Global Mercy, the brand new, purpose-built hospital ship.  Pray for  over 260 Senegalese healthcare professionals  who will receive training on board the Global Mercy, through a variety of courses, including surgical skills, SAFE anaesthesia, nursing skills and more. The first of many training sessions will address topics impacting delivery of safe surgical care.

In the Parish:   This week’s Focus—People undergoing intense, critical medical treatment—chemotherapy, radiation treatment, surgery, and experimental treatments/medication.   Pray for patients to respond positively to the treatments, and that side affects will be minimal.  Pray for  them to have the physical, emotional, spiritual support, as well as practical helpers for daily needs.  Pray that God will reveal His healing through these methods.