Prayers for: Sunday, 27th September 2020

Prayer for the day:  O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear the prayers of your people who call upon you; and grant that they may both perceive and know  what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.  Amen

Post Communion:  Almighty God, you have taught us through your Son that love is the fulfilling of the law: grant that we may love you with our whole heart and our neighbours as ourselves; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

Intercessions

For Missions and the World: This week ‘s focus: We pray for the work of Corrymeela.  Give thanks for the resources still available to communities and organizations that provide information and strategies to promote reconciliation, restoration and peace.  Pray for the finances needed to maintain  facilities and staff during the pandemic.  Give thanks for the many volunteers who serve the community.  For daily prayers visit:  https://www.corrymeela.org/news/180/prayers-for-community-in-a

In the Parish:  This week’s focus:  We pray for families affected by debt; Give thanks for the work of Christian Against Poverty, who proved advice  on loan repayment, budgeting, and teaching people to adjust their life-styles in order to move forward.  Pray those who are caught in the “pay-day loan” cycle will find help and resources to break out of the pattern and emotional stress caused by it.