Prayers for: Sunday, 17th March 2019

Prayers for 2nd Sunday of Lent

 Prayer for the day:   Almighty God, by the prayer and discipline of Lent may we enter into the mystery of Christ’s sufferings, and by following in his Way come to share in his glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Post Communion Prayer: Almighty God, you see that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Intercessions

Prayer for missions:  This week we pray for the work of The Leprosy Mission.  From the prayer diary:  “Give thanks for the research facility at Anandaban which is a centre of excellence and a world leading authority in leprosy treatment. Please pray for continued breakthroughs in the pursuit of better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent leprosy and for effective ways to manage leprosy reaction.”

In the Parish:  We pray for Burnham and Slough Deanery, Rev. Rod Cosh and Mission Action Plans.  Pray people will take time to participate in the Spiritual education sessions offered in the deanery.  Pray for Rev. Rod’s  physical, mental and spiritual strength and health.  Pray we would be a church reaching out to our communities.