Prayer for the Day: Almighty God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you: pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself, and so bring us at last to your heavenly city where we shall see you face to face; 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 forever. Amen
Post Communion Prayer: Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, and make us continually to be given to all good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
For Missions and the World—This week’s focus: Embrace The Middle East—from their prayer diary: “Ongoing violence in Syria and the crippling EU, UK and US sanctions imposed on the country are having a devastating effect on ordinary Syrian families. Children face hunger, the loss of loved ones, exploitation, and the dangers of unexploded ordnance. Please pray for our partner Middle East Revive and Thrive (MERATH), who are providing Child-Friendly Spaces, so that children can play and learn in safety.”
In the Parish—This week’s focus: Families who are affected by lost or missing persons—children given up for adoption, family members who have disappeared because they have run away, wandered off, or even been abducted. Pray for families to find ways to discover their loved ones and be reunited. Pray for those who daily deal with the grief of not only missing the absent member(s), but also dealing with the mystery and unanswered questions. Pray they will find courage, comfort, and ways to practical action to deal with daily life.