Prayers for: Sunday, 22nd July 2018

Prayer for the Day: Almighty Lord and everlasting God, we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern both our hearts and bodies in the ways of your laws
and the works of your commandments; that through your most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

Post Communion Prayer: Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands that have taken holy things; may the ears which have heard your word be deaf to clamour and dispute; may the tongues which have sung your praise be free from deceit; may the eyes which have seen the tokens of your love shine with the light of hope; and may the bodies which have been fed with your body
be refreshed with the fullness of your life; glory to you for ever. Amen

Intercessions

For Missions and the World: Give thanks for the hundreds of Leprosy Mission staff, who have responded to God’s call to show practical love in action to those in need. Pray for their protection and success and that the global Leprosy Mission family will remain united in their passion to share the love and compassion of Jesus with leprosy-affected people and communities.

In the Parish: We pray for families as children begin school holidays. Pray for protection as they are playing in parks and in busy neighbourhoods. Pray for the many church-based programmes reaching out during the summer.