Saturday Prayers: September 15th – 16th, 2018
17th Sunday After Pentecost
I do not glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Galatians 6. 14
Almighty God, you call your people to witness that in Christ we are reconciled to you. Help us to proclaim the good news of your love, that all who hear it may turn to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
Brother – Sister, let me be your servant, let me be as Christ to you; pray that I may have the grace to let you be my servant too. We are pilgrims on a journey, travellers on the road of life; we are here to help each other walk the mile and share the strife. I will weep when you are weeping; when you laugh I’ll laugh with you. I will share your joy and sorrow till we’ve seen this journey through. (Richard Gillard)
Friday, September 21st – St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
You shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth. Acts 1. 8
Almighty God, who though your Son called Matthew from the seat of custom to be your apostle and evangelist, free us from all greed and selfish love, that we may follow in the steps of Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
In peace we pray to you, Lord God, for all people in their life and work; our families, friends, neighbours and especially we pray for those who live alone, the sick, the weak and the dying.
We pray for our community, our country, and for the world which you have created for us to share and to live in to your glory.
We pray for our leaders , and that we may work together for peace, justice and the wellbeing of all.
We pray for the just and proper use of your creation, for the victims of hunger, fear, injustice and oppression.
We pray for all who live in and work in dangerous situations, in fearful places, those who serve to protect us and keep us safe, our armed forces, and civilian authorities.
We pray for our own needs and the needs of others that we may live together in peace, safety, and quietness to the Glory of your name. Amen.
nnDnn Archdeacon Ron Matthewman, Vicar General Emeritus