Saturday Prayers: February 17th – 18th, 2018
First Sunday in Lent
We shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Matthew. 4. 4.
Almighty God whose Son fasted forty days in the wilderness, but was tempted as we are but did not sin, give us grace to discipline ourselves in submission to your Spirit, that as you know our weakness, so we may know your power to save, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. Amen
Now let us all with one accord, in company with ages past, keep vigil with our Heavenly Lord in his temptation and his fast. Remember, Lord, though frail we be, in your own image were we made; help us, lest in anxiety, we cause your name to be betrayed. May we with you forever live in love, in peace and unity with all. (attributed to Gregory the Great)
Let your Lenten prayers begin from within your heart and radiate to incorporate those near to you, stretching to family, neighbours, to the community, the nation and the world. Sound the Loud Amen.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, may they prosper that love thee. Psalm 122. verse 6
A Lenten Intercession
With confidence and trust pray to the lord.
For the Church of the Living God throughout the world: Lord, have mercy.
We pray that in faithful witness we may proclaim, and live the Gospel: Lord, have mercy.
We pray for the peace of the world, that a spirit of respect and reconciliation may grow among all nations and peoples. Lord, have mercy.
We pray for the poor the persecuted, the sick, the weak and the dying; for refugees, prisoners, and all in danger, that they may be relieved and protected. Lord, have mercy.
We pray for all whom we have injured or offended Forgive us Lord for your mercy is great. Lord, have mercy.
We pray for grace to live our lives in accordance to your will, and to the Glory of your Name. Lord, have mercy.
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us or the worlds 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)
nnDnn Archdeacon Ron Matthewman, Vicar General Emeritus