Prayers for: Sunday, 14th August, Ninth Sunday After Trinity

Proper 15

Collect:  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, 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 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

Weekly prayer for missions:  This week’s Focus—Union Christian College, Aluva, India—Alwaye Rural Medical Mission Hospital owe their existence to the community extension activities which had been carried out by the staff and students of the college at a time when such activities were not considered as coming under the purview and responsibility of an educational institution.  Give thanks for this important facility in the community.  Pray for the staff, students and volunteers who serve here.

In the Parish:   This week’s Focus —   Fostering FamiliesGive thanks for the many people who open their hearts and homes to children.  Pray for more people to come forward to do this important work. Pray for foster families who are feeling the financial pinch that Local Authorities will recognise this and increase allowances.   Pray for the Fostering organisations that provide information, education and support to everyone who are involved with the Fostering programmes and processes.