Saturday Prayers: November 30th – December 1st, 2019
Saturday, November 30th 2019 – 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. 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 for ever. Amen.
Sing of Andrew, John’s disciple, led by faith through ways untrod, till the Baptist cried at Jordan, “There behold the Lamb of God.” Stirred by hearing this new teacher, Andrew, freed from doubt and fear, ran to tell his brother Simon, “God’s Anointed One is here!”. ( Carl E Daw )
First Sunday of Advent
December 1st. 2019 “Look up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Luke 21. 28
Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness and put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility, that on the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him 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.
God for whom we wait, keep us ever watchful, that we may be ready to stand before the Son of man. We ask this in the name and for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
nnDnn Archdeacon Ron Matthewman, Vicar General Emeritus
OSMTH – SMOTJ