Prayers for: Sunday, 22nd May 2022

Prayers for 6th Sunday of Easter

Prayer for the day: God our redeemer, you have delivered us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of your Son: grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life, so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy; 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: God our Father, whose Son Jesus Christ gives the water of eternal life: may we thirst for you, the spring of life and source of goodness, through him who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.  Amen



Weekly prayer for missions: This week’s focusGospel of Asia.  From their website:  “Please join us in praying this month for GFA World’s feeding efforts and the people who continue to grapple with hunger in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the global economy begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s poorest, who have felt the greatest impact, have not. In fact, there has been a sharp increase in global poverty, with “about 97 million more people living on less than $1.90 a day because of the pandemic,” according to the World Bank.1 In areas where GFA World serves, multitudes have been unable to work, and thus unable to provide for their families. As a result, many have faced the risk of starvation alongside that of contracting the virus.  GFA missionaries and churches have responded compassionately to the need for food and other essentials in light of this crisis. Many believers have prepared meals and distributed food kits as well as other essentials to bring relief in these dire circumstances. But, as developing regions struggle to recover from the pandemic, the need persists.”

In the Parish:   This week’s focus:  We pray for the work of NSPCC, CRY UK and all organisations that work to prevent child abuse.  Pray for teachers, doctors, care workers and others who are the front line for recognising signs of abuse.  Pray they will have wisdom and courage in seeking to assist children.  Give thanks for the many programmes created to rescue, counsel, and provide care for abused children.