Prayers for: 23rd February 2020

Prayer for the day: Almighty Father, whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the cross: give us grace to perceive his glory, that we may be strengthened to suffer with him and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory; who is alive and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

Post Communion Prayer: Holy God, we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ; may we who are partakers at his table reflect his life in word and deed, that all the world my know his power to change and save, this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Intercessions

For Missions and the World: This week’s focus: the work of Embrace the Middle East. From EME Prayer Diary:   Please pray for people affected by addiction in one of Egypt’s poorest communities. The Salaam Centre works with the garbage-collecting community in the Cairo suburb of Ezbet el Nakhl. Substance abuse is one of many problems in the area and the centre runs support groups for addicts and their families. It can be difficult to persuade people to engage with further treatment, so the centre would appreciate your prayers to tackle this issue.

In the Parish: We pray for Langley Fire Station and fire fighters. Pray for: protection as they respond to calls of building fires, road accidents and other emergencies; for health and strength—physically, emotionally, and mentally; for the work of FRSCA Fire Service Chaplains Association of UK & Islands as they provide spiritual guidance, fellowship and support to fire fighters.