Prayers for: Sunday,24th January 2021

Prayer for the Day: Almighty God, whose Son revealed in signs and miracles the wonder of your saving presence: renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by your mighty power; 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 for ever.  Amen

Post Communion Prayer:  Almighty Father, whose Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world: may your people, illumined by your word and sacraments, shine with the radiance of his glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen

Intercessions

For Missions and the World:  This week’s focus:  The work of The Children’s Society.  Pray for the many projects that reach out to children at risk.  Pray vulnerable children will find safe housing, stable and supportive relationships, spiritual guidance and health care.  Pray for more resources in order for more children to be rescued.

In the Parish: This week’s focus:  Health workers, hospital workers, paramedics, district nurses and doctors.  Pray governmental red-tape will be reduced so more retired medical personnel can  be approved to return to work, providing relief and respite for overworked, exhausted hospital/hospice staff.  Give thanks for the many chemists and medical assistants who are helping deliver the corona virus vaccine.  Pray that Christians in these professions will be true demonstrators of God’s love and healing touch.  Pray they will have wisdom, courage and discernment as they provide treatment for spirit, soul and body.