Saturday Prayers: November 25th – 26th 2017
Last Sunday After 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
“Thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven” “ Lift up your heads of Ye gates, and let the King of Glory in”.
Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, our Lord and King, grant that the people 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.
“Thy Kingdom come” – on bended knee the passing ages pray; and faithful souls have yearned to see on earth that kingdom’s day. And lo, already on the hills the flags of dawn appear. Gird up your loins, you prophet souls; proclaim the day is near. ( Fredrick Lucian Hosmer)
Thursday, November 30th – St. Andrew’s Day
“You shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth. Acts 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 of your Church to the whole human family; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
As we come to the end of The Church year and begin again next week with the Season of Advent to prepare ourselves for the Christmas Festival, Pray this be your private prayer – (selected verses from Psalm 139)
Lord, you have searched me out, you know me; you know my sitting down and my rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You trace my journey and my resting places. You are acquainted with all my ways. Indeed, there is not a word on my lips, but you, O Lord, know it altogether. Lord, let your hand lead me and hold me fast. How deep I find your thoughts, O God! If I were to count them, they would be more in number than the sand. Lead me Lord in the way that is everlasting and without end. Amen.
Pray for peace in the world, for the peace of God in the hearts and minds of all people: Jesus said, “If I am lifted up I will draw the whole world to myself”. Let your prayer be the lifting up of Jesus.
Amen, Amen and Amen.
nnDnn Archdeacon Ron Matthewman, Vicar General Emeritus