Saturday Prayers: November 3rd – 4th, 2018
24th Sunday After Pentecost within the Octave of All Saints and All Souls Day
If you love me, you will keep my word, and my Father will love you, and we will come to you. John 14. 23
Almighty God, whose chosen servant Abraham obeyed your call rejoicing in your promise that in him the family of the earth is blessed, give us faith like his, that in us your promises may be fulfilled, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. O God, now and for ever. Amen.
Holy and mighty God, we give thanks for the triumph of Christ in the lives of all his saints. Help us, like them, to run our course with faith, that we may come to your eternal kingdom. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Father of all, we pray to you for those we love, but see no longer, grant them your peace, let light perpetual shine upon them, and in you loving wisdom and almighty power, work in them the good purpose of your perfect will; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
But lo, there breaks a yet more glorious day, the Saints triumphant rise in bright array: the King of glory passes on his way. Alleluia! (William Walsham Howe)
Lord Jesus, again we come to you in the fellowship of prayer and concern for the frailty of human nature; teach us to love one another, as you have loved us: We pray for those who have been killed and wounded in the Pittsburgh Synagogue attack of last week-end, remembering that when one person is afflicted we are all afflicted. Teach us, help us, to live together in peace. We pray that terrorism may be overcome by love and kindness and all people may come to live together in peace and unity to the Glory of your Name. Amen.
Into your loving kindness and mercy, O Lord, we commend to you those who have died, those who mourn, the injured and the distressed. We pray for the first responders and all who are involved the ministry of healing grace. Lord Jesus we are all in need of your healing grace to enable us to live in peace and in accordance to your will. Walk with us Lord, the journey is made easier when we can feel your presence with us. Amen.
Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult of our life’s wild restless sea, Day by day his sweet voice soundeth, saying follow me.
nnDnn Archdeacon Ron Matthewman, Vicar General Emeritus