Prayers for: Sunday, 18th April 2021

Prayer for the day: Almighty Father, who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples with the sight of the risen Lord: give us such knowledge of his presence with us, that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life and serve you continually in righteousness and truth; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

Post Communion Prayer: Lord God our Father, through our Saviour Jesus Christ you have assured your children of eternal life and in baptism have made us one with him: deliver us from the death of sin and raise us to new life in your love, in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

Intercessions

For Missions and the World: This week’s focus: United Society Partners in the Gospel. From their prayer diary: “Risen Christ, Open our heart to the stranger. May we recognize that we are all made in Your image, And let us work together to protect the planet we share.” 22nd April:  (International Mother Earth Day): “God, we have damaged Creation beyond recognition. Give us the strength and resilience to pursue ecological justice and live sustainably.“

In the Parish: We pray for victims of crime and their families. Pray victims will be enabled to forgive their offenders; pray they will find the emotional, practical, and spiritual support they need to heal. Give thanks for the support groups that reach out to work with people who have been affected by all kinds of abuse and criminal activity. www.victimsupport.org.uk