Saturday Prayers: April 18th – 19th, 2020
Weekend of April 19th, 2020 – Second Sunday of Easter
Have you believed, Thomas, because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed. (John 20.29)
Almighty and eternal God, the strength of those who believe and the hope of those who doubt, may, we, who have not seen, have faith and receive the fullness of Christ’s blessing, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Alleluia, Amen.
Father, we have seen with our eyes and touched with our hands the Bread of Eternal Life. Strengthen our faith that we may grow in love for you and each other, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Yours be the Glory, risen conquering Son; Endless is the victory over death you won. Angels robed in splendour rolled the stone away, Kept the folded grave clothes where your body lay. Yours be the Glory, risen conquering Son; Endless is the victory over death you won. Alleluia, Amen. (Edmund Louis Budrey)
O God, whose desire is that all the peoples of the world should be one human family, living together in harmony, grant that our home, by its worship, witness and love, may help to hasten the day when your will is done on earth as it is in heaven. Alleluia, Amen.
Our Lord God, we thank you for all the blessings of life and health, the power of mind and body, for our home and the love of dear ones, for all that is beautiful, good and true. But above all, we thank you for our Risen Saviour, Lord of all. Alleluia, Amen.
O Saviour of the world, we bring before you the world stricken by sickness and death, by the coronavirus – Covid-19. We pray for the sick, the weak, and the dying. Lay your Holy Healing Hands upon them. Give strength and Courage to the Doctors, Nurses, Personal Care Workers, and all who work in the Ministry of Healing. Help us all to play our part in this difficult time; through the strength of Jesus Christ within us. Alleluia, Amen.
At even, when the sun was set, the sick, O Lord, around thee lay; O in what diverse pains they met, O with what joy they went away. Thy touch has still its ancient power, Lord in thy mercy hear us all. (From the Hymn by Canon Henry Twells)
nnDnn Archdeacon Ron Matthewman, Vicar General Emeritus
OSMTH – SMOTJ