The Church of England
Prayers for: Sundays, 30th July & 6th August 2017
Prayer for the Day: Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: graft in our hearts the love of your name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of your great mercy keep
POST COMMUNION PRAYER: Lord God, whose Son is the true vine and the source of life, ever giving himself that the world may live: may we so receive within ourselves the power of his death and passion that, in his saving cup, we may share his glory and be made perfect in his love; for he is alive and reigns, now and forever. Amen.
For Missions and the World: For Missions and the World: We pray for the work of Practical Action in Bolivia and Peru, supporting farmers in developing sustainable improvements to their farming practices.
In the Parish: We pray for carers, both family members who offer care in the home and professionals, such as district nurses, midwives and health visitors. We pray for patience, wisdom and love in what can be very challenging circumstances.
6th August – 8th Sunday After Trinity
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.
FOR MISSIONS AND THE WORLD: For Missions and the World: We pray for the work of SHOC, Slough Homeless Our Concern, with the homeless and those facing housing difficulties. We give thanks for those who have found accommodation and employment, and pray for those who are still sleeping rough.