Prayers for: Sunday, 22nd November

Prayer for the Day:  Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord and King: keep the church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet; who is alive and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now & forever. Amen

 Post Communion Prayer:  Stir up, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may by you be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ of Lord.  Amen

Intercessions

For Missions and the World:  This week’s focus is Slough Homeless Our Concern—London/Slough Run.  Per the website: “Due to the Covid pandemic, there is no way we can safely operate a Night Shelter this year. We have  leased two houses from the council from the council to accommodate a number of rough sleepers.  A new project is about to launch in Slough in partnership with M&S where we will have an outlet to distribute surplus food from their stores to those in need.“  https://thelondonandsloughrun.com/

In the Parish:  This week’s focus is ambulance and rescue services.  Give thanks for the emergency first-aiders, firemen, paramedics, and all other rescue workers who faithfully serve.  Pray for their protection as they face dangerous situations.  Pray they will have wisdom, discernment  and courage as they regularly face traumatic events.  Pray their faith will help sustain their hope in  times of  unfathomable distress.