Saturday Prayers: August 18th – 19th, 2018
13th Sunday After Pentecost
Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them, says the Lord. John 6. 56
Almighty God you have broken the tyranny of sin and sent into our hearts the Spirit of your Son. Give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service, that all people may know the glorious liberty of the children of God; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Not just once with special people, nor just hidden deep in time, but wherever Christ is followed, earthly fare becomes sublime. Though to sound this seems a mystery, though in sense it seems absurd, yet in faith, which seems like folly, we meet Jesus Christ our Lord. Let it bring the life we long for and the love which we forsake, binding us closer to each other, through the love of Christ our Lord. Amen. ( Graham Maule)
Let us Pray that the hatred and fear which divides nation from nation, race from race, people from people, may be replaced by the forgiveness and love God shares with us.
Let us pray that we may all be embraced and forgiven through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Let us be kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another as God in Christ forgives us.
Almighty God have mercy upon us, forgive us our sins, through Jesus Christ our Lord; strengthen us in all goodness and by the power of the Holy Spirit bring us to Eternal Life. Amen.
Friday, April 24th. – St. Bartholomew the Apostle
Almighty and everlasting God, who gave your apostle Bartholomew grace to believe and preach your word, may we truly believe what he believed and faithfully preach what he taught; through Jesus Christ our lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Almighty and Eternal God, our Heavenly Father, the Creator of all things, you have graciously accepted us as living members of your Church on earth as it is in heaven, you feed us with the power, strength and courage to love and serve You to the Glory of your Name. Amen.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Italy in the Genoa Bridge Collapse. We pray for those who have died, the injured, the relief workers the bereaved and all who are involved in this tragedy. Lord Jesus, lay your holy healing hands up-on them. Amen.
nnDnn Archdeacon Ron Matthewman, Vicar General Emeritus