Saturday Prayers: November 11th – 12th 2017
November 11th – Remembrance Day
We remember the Fallen of every Country in the wars of the world.
“They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM”. – Robert Laurence Binyon, 1869-1943
Lord, we remember before you all who have died in the wars of the world, giving their life in the cause of freedom and peace. May we in memory of them, maintain the peace they gained for us and when our lives are ended be reunited with them in Your Glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.
November 12th 2017 – 23rd Sunday after Pentecost
Watch and be ready, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. Matthew 24. 42
Eternal God, who caused all holy scriptures to be written for our learning, grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Lord your word shall guide us and with truth provide us, teach us to receive it and with joy believe it. Word of mercy giving courage to the living; word of life supplying comfort to the dying.
Lord Jesus we lift up to you the Congregation of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, U S A., In the horrific act upon them in the midst of their worship on Sunday November 5th 2017.
We pray for those who have died, Lord draw them to yourself: Lord, grant them your peace. We pray for those who have lost their loved ones, Lord comfort them: Lord, grant them your courage. We pray for those injured, Lord lay your Holy Healing Hands upon them. Lord, grant them your healing grace. We pray for the community as they re-act to this attack. Lord, give them strength to go forward loving one another. Yes, and we pray for the one who committed this atrocity – give us courage and strength to move forward day by day, in your Name, loving one another, and sharing your peace.
Peace perfect peace, in this dark world of sin. The Blood of Jesus whispers peace within.
nnDnn Archdeacon Ron Matthewman, Vicar General Emeritus