Prayers for: 19th January 2020

Prayer for the Day: Almighty God, in Christ you make all things new: transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make know your heavenly glory; through Jesus Christ, your Son our Lord. Amen

Post Communion Prayer: God of Glory, you nourish us with your Word who is the bread of life; fill us with your Holy Spirit that through us the light of your glory may shine in all the world. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Intercessions

Missions and the World: This week’s focus; Mercy Ships. Give thanks for the many life-changing surgeries that have been performed in Senegal since their arrival in October. Pray the Lord continues to bless the work of the hands of the health care providers. Pray for patients as they heal and adjust to their new lives. Pray for continued financial and practical support for the crew and patients.

In the Parish: This week’s focus: We pray for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Pray many will join the daily prayers sessions in the parish. Pray for strengthening of relationships amongst the churches in Langley and the surrounding area.

 

 

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Prayers for Australia: Host of The Pastor’s Heart, Dominic Steele shared this prayer:

Father we pray, in your mercy, restrain the forces of nature from creating catastrophic damage across NSW and QLD. In your mercy, protect all human and animal life in jeopardy. Guard those who selflessly step into the breach to fight these terrifying fires. Give them courage, skill and protection as they fight nature’s fury. Bring comfort and healing to all who suffer loss. Have mercy upon this land of Australia; which you have blessed with so much natural beauty and majesty. Hear us, as we cry to you for help. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen’

For more prayers and information: https://www.eternitynews.com.au/australia/a-call-to-prayer-for-those-affected-by-bushfires/