Saturday Prayers: November 24th – 25th, 2018
Last Sunday of Pentecost – The Reign of Christ
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is coming! Mark 11 9-10
Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, our Lord and King, grant that the peoples of the earth, now divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his gentle and loving rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The Lord is King! Lift up your voice, O earth; and all ye heavens, rejoice; From world to world one song shall ring; The Lord omnipotent is King. Come, make your wants, your burdens known, He will present them at the throne; and angel-bands are waiting there His messages of love to bear. From world to world one song shall ring: The Lord omnipotent is King. (Josiah Conder)
Friday, November 30th – St. Andrew the Apostle
You shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth. Acts Jesus 1. 8.
Almighty God, who gave your apostle Andrew grace to believe in his heart and to confess with his lips that Jesus is Lord, touch our lips and our hearts that faith may burn within us, and we may share in the witness to the whole human family; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult, of our life’s wild restless sea Day by day his sweet voice soundeth, saying, Christian follow me: As of old St. Andrew heard it by the Galilean Lake, turned from home, and toil and kindred, Leaving all for Christ’s dear sake. We give thanks with our American Friends and Neighbours as they celebrate THANKSGIVING and we share with them in giving thanks for to God for all the Blessings of Life. Amen.
We pray for peace in the world, for goodwill among the nations; and for the well-being of all people, for justice and for peace.
We pray for the poor, the sick, the hungry and the oppressed, for those in trouble or any kind of need, for refugees, the homeless and those separated from their loved ones.
We pray for all who seek God, or a deeper knowledge of Him in their lives, may they find, and be found, with a deeper understanding of Him in their life. Amen.
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you. Amen.
nnDnn Archdeacon Ron Matthewman, Vicar General Emeritus