Saturday Prayers: Labour Day Weekend, 2018
15th Sunday After Pentecost
The Father brought us forth by the word of truth that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures. James 1.18
Author and creator of all good things, graft in our hearts the love of your name, increase in us true religion, nourish us in all goodness, and of your great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Brooding Spirit move among us, be our partner, be our friend, When our memory fails, remind us whose we are, what you intend. Risen Christ come stand among us, send the Spirit by your breath. We would share your life, your passion, share your word of world made new. (Ruth Duck)
Labour Day Week-end
O Lord our God, we bring to you the work, and duties you have called us to do; the labour of our hands and mind, that part of your creation you have given us to fulfill . Give to us daily strength for our daily living and knowledge to fulfill our tasks to the Glory of your name. We ask your blessing on all who share with us in the work of the world, in management and in labour, that what we do may benefit all, and be done as our stewardship of the world; Father, Son and Holy Spirit, live in us that we may live with you. Amen.
Let all things now living a song of thanksgiving to God the creator triumphantly raise, who fashioned and made us, protected and stayed us, who still guides us on to the end of our days. (Katherine K Davis)
We pray for our Schools, Colleges and Universities; students, scholars, teachers, professor’s and administrators, as we begin this new season of teaching and learning.
Heavenly Father you have invested in your people, intellect, knowledge and the wisdom of the ages; enable all who teach and all who learn, the ability to share this great gift for the benefit of all humanity, that knowledge and wisdom may increase and humanity learn to live together in peace and to the glory of your name, this we ask through Jesus Christ our lord. Amen.
Guide me, O thou great Redeemer, pilgrim through this barren land. I am weak, but thou art mighty, hold me with thy powerful hand. Bread of heaven, bread of heaven, feed me till I want no more, feed me till I want no more.
nnDnn Archdeacon Ron Matthewman, Vicar General Emeritus