Prayers for: Sundays,12th August 2018 and 19th August

 Sunday, 12th August—Eleventh Sunday After Trinity—Proper 14

Prayer for the Day: O God, you declare your almighty power most chiefly in showing mercy and pity: mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace, that we, running the way of your commandments, may receive your gracious promises, and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.   Amen

Post Communion Prayer: Lord of all mercy, we your faithful people have celebrated that one true sacrifice which takes away our sins and brings pardon and peace: by our communion keep us firm on the foundation of the gospel and preserve us from all sin; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen



For Missions and the World:  We pray for the work of Mission Aviation Fellowship, specifically their work in Mongolia.  Pray that their equipment continues to serve them well in Mongolia’s harsh environment. Although their Cessna 208 aircraft is nearly 20 years old, a high standard of maintenance has given it great longevity, with the recently added modern digital displays providing greater reliability.

In the Parish: we pray for those suffering from spinal cord and back injuries and their families/friends who support them.  Pray the injured will find the physical, medical, emotional, spiritual and financial support to live each day with purpose.  Pray that carers will also find times of respite.


Sunday, 19th August—Twelfth Sunday after Trinity — Proper 15

Prayer for the Day:  Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray and to give more than either we desire or deserve: pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.  Amen

Post Communion Prayer:  God of all mercy, in this Eucharist you have set aside our sins and given us your healing: grant that we who are made whole in Christ may bring that healing to this broken world, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen


For Missions and the World: This week we pray for the work of Open Doors in the Horn of Africa.  The many Somalis who live in other parts of the Horn of Africa, such as Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya, also face huge challenges if they decide to follow Jesus. Radical Islam is growing across the region, and if the secret faith of our brothers and sisters is discovered, they can face attack and exile from their friends and neighbours, and even their own families.

In the Parish:  We pray for marriages of Charlotte Davis and Elliot Brooks, and for Rebecca Pearson and Michael Edmonds, which are this coming week. Pray the Lord will bless their relationships with grace, strength and humour.