Prayers for: Sundays, 13th & 20th August 2017

Prayer 1913th August – 9th Sunday After Trinity

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Prayer for the Day:  Almighty God, who sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your Church: open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love and joy and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen


 POST COMMUNION PRAYER: Holy Father, who gathered us here around the table of your Son to share this meal with the whole household of God:  in that new world where you reveal the fullness of your peace, gather people of every race and language to share in the eternal banquet of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


For Missions and the WorldWe pray for Andy & Val Simcock and the Glowing Life Foundation orphanage in Thailand. We pray for the boys and staff there, and for the provision of new staff with the right skills and experience. We ask that Val and Andy may have wisdom, discernment and courage when deciding which children to take on. 


In the ParishWe pray for those who are newly married and those who have recently had babies. We ask for God’s blessing on them as they adjust to this new phase in their life, that they would grow together in love for one another, and be protected from harm.


20th August – 10th Sunday After Trinity

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PRAYER FOR THE DAY:  Let your merciful ears, O Lord be open to the prayers of your humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions make them to ask such things as shall please you; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.   Amen


 POST COMMUNION PRAYER: God of our pilgrimage, you have willed that the gate of mercy should stand open for those who trust in you; look upon us with your favour that we who follow the path of your will may never wander from the way of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


FOR MISSIONS AND THE WORLD: We pray for the African Pastors Fellowship in their work of ‘enabling effective ministry in Africa’. We ask God’s guidance and blessing on the Daily Bread Solar Bakery in Uganda, that provides 100 women with employment, helps Atirir Bible School to be more self-sufficient, and gives the whole community greater food security.
IN THE PARISH: We pray for those who live alone, whether by choice or by necessity. We pray that they might find supportive friendships , and know God’s love for them.
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