Saturday Prayers: June 10th – 11th 2017
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is full of his glory. Isaiah 6.3.
Father we praise you: through your word and Holy Spirit you created all things. You reveal your salvation in all the world by sending to us Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh.
Through your Holy Spirit you give us a share in your life and love. Fill us with a vision of your glory, that we may always serve and praise you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.
I bind unto myself the Name, the strong name of the Trinity; By invocation of the same, the Three in One, and One in Three; Of whom all nature hath creation; Eternal Father, Spirit, Word; Praise to the Lord of my salvation, Salvation is of Christ the Lord. (From St. Patrick’s Breastplate)
June 11th. St. Barnabas Day
This Jesus God raised up, and of that we are all witnesses. Acts 2. 32
Merciful God, help us to follow the example of your faithful servant Barnabas, who, seeking not his own renown, but the well-being of your Church, gave generously of his life and substance for the relief of the poor and the spread of the Gospel; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
Heavenly Father, through you we live and move and have our being. We pray that you may Guide, govern and protect us day by day, that in all the cares, dangers and pressures of our life we may not forget who we are, the children of God, walking in your sight, through Jesus Christ Lord. Amen.
Lord Jesus, the Prince of Peace, guide us into the way of peace as we walk through the dark shadows of war, terrorism and disaster. Teach us to love one another as you have loved us. Guide and protect those who serve to defend us and keep us safe; direct our leaders and those who govern the nations of the earth. We pray for all those whose lives are disrupted, the injured, refugees, and those who suffer the loss of loved ones: preserve us from the violence of the enemy. We pray for those who have died that they may be received into the everlasting love and light of your Eternal Kingdom. Amen.
nnDnn Archdeacon Ron Matthewman, Vicar General Emeritus