Saturday Prayers: August 10th – 11th, 2019
9th Sunday after Pentecost
I am the living bread which came down from heaven, whoever eats this bread will live for ever. John 6. 51.
Almighty God, you sent your Son Jesus Christ to be the light of the world. Open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love, joy, and peace; Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, now and for ever. Amen.
I am the Bread of Life, who ever comes to me will never hunger. I am the Bread of Heaven; those who feeds on me will never die . And as you eat, remember me, my body broken on the tree: my life was given to set you free, and I am alive for evermore (Brian R. Hoare)
Thursday, August 15th – St. Mary the Virgin
Hail ,O favoured one, the Lord is with you. The Holy Spirit will come upon you. Luke 1. 28-35
O God, you have taken to yourself the blessed Virgin Mary, to be the mother of your incarnate Son. May we who have been redeemed by his blood, share in the glory of your eternal kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who loves and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
In these days of Political turmoil and unrest we Pray for those who give leadership in the world:
Heavenly Father, guide with your love and wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth, that peace and goodwill may be maintained, that people may live in harmony with each other; and the world rejoice in your peace and love; through Jesus Christ the Prince of Peace and the author of our Salvation. Amen.
And we pray for the families and communities of those who have lost love ones in riots and malicious turmoil. Give peace and establish love and a sense of community in the hearts and minds of all people. Comfort those who mourn, give the skill of leadership to those in authority, that people may live in peace with each other and respect the lives and rights of all people. Lord, Jesus, the Prince of peace, dwell in our hearts in faith, hope,love and peace, Let us walk with God. Amen.
Go into the world in peace, be of good cheer, hold fast that which is good, love and serve The Lord and He will walk with you. Amen.
nnDnn Archdeacon Ron Matthewman, Vicar General Emeritus