Saturday Prayers: October 26th – November 1st, 2019
20th Sunday after Pentecost
God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, and he entrusted us with the message of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5. 19
Lord God our redeemer, who heard the cry of your people and sent Moses to lead them out of slavery, and free us from the tyranny of sin and death, by the leading of your Spirit bring us to our promised land; through Jesus Christ our lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. Amen.
Lead us, heavenly Father lead us O’er the world’s tempestuous sea; Guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us, For we have no help but thee; Yet possessing every blessing, If our God our Father be. (James Edmeston)
Monday, October 28th 2019 – St. Simon and St. Jude – Apostles
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, we thank you for the glorious company of the apostles, and especially on this day for Simon and Jude. As they were faithful and zealous in their mission, so may we with ardent devotion make known the love and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Friday, November 1st 2019 – All Saints Day
They are before the throne of God, and he who sits upon the throne will shelter them with his presence. Revelation 7. 15
Almighty God, whose people are knit together in one holy Church, the mystical body of your Son, grant us grace to follow your blessed saints in lives of faith and commitment, and to know the inexpressible joy you have prepared for those who love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Who are these like stars appearing, these before God’s throne they stand? Each a golden crown is wearing; who are all this glorious band? Alleluia. Hark thy sing, praising loud their Heavenly King These are they, who have contended for their Saviour’s honour long, wrestling on till life was ended, following not the sinful throng; These who well the fight sustained, triumphed through the Lamb they gained. (Theobald Heinrich Schench)
nnDnn Archdeacon Ron Matthewman, Vicar General Emeritus
OSMTH – SMOTJ