Prayers for: Sunday, 1st August 2021

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

Intercessions

For Missions and the World—This week’s focusAfrican Pastors’ Fellowship: Give thanks for APF’s  40th Anniversary of becoming a registered charity.  Pray for the several hundred African churches and communities served by APF.  Among these there is core of around 50 key partners with whom they are in regular contact and actively support.  Pray for the partners who are involved with administering Covid vaccines.  Pray for the continued growth of the technology—eVitabu training workshops, which provides training and resources to pastors and church leaders.  African Pastors Fellowship – Download our July 2021 newsletter as a PDF

In the Parish—This week’s focusPray for all who are exploring vocations in ministry—whether lay ministry, ordination as priests, evangelists, missionaries, etc.  Pray they will find clear direction, and confirmation.  As they seek counsel, pray they will obtain the spiritual, emotional and practical information they need.