Saturday Prayers: September 16th – 17th 2017
Week-end of September 16th-17th, 2017
A new Commandment I give unto you, that you love one another as I have loved you. John 13. 34
Almighty God, you call us to witness that in Christ we are reconciled to you. Help us to proclaim the good news of your love, that all who hear it may turn to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Love divine, all loves excelling, joy of heaven to earth come down, fix in us thy humble dwelling; all thy faithful mercies crown. Jesus, thou art all compassion; pure un-bounded love thou art; visit us with thy salvation, enter every trembling heart. Come almighty to deliver; let us all they grace receive; suddenly return, and never, never more thy temples leave. (Charles Wesley)
Heavenly Father we pray for all of those caught up in the mighty storms, earthquakes, famines and unusual circumstances of life. Guard and protect all who are caught up in the violence of the storms; Support and direct those working to save, protect, and provide for the afflicted.
Lord Jesus you walked on the waters to save and support your disciple fishermen; walk with your disciples in these troubled days, guard, protect and direct us in our daily living that we may be enabled to walk above the agonies of these troubled days. Help us to support the afflicted, feed the hungry, care for the injured, restore order and bring normality back into daily living. Strong Son of God, be with us to fulfill your will. Amen.
O Lord, support us all the day long of this troubled life, until the shades lengthen and the evening comes, the busy world is hushed, the fever of life is over and our work on earth is done; Then Lord, in your mercy, grant us a safe lodging, a holy rest, and peace at the last; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Thursday, September 21st. St. Matthew’s Day
You shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and in Samaria and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1. 8.
Almighty God, who through your Son called Matthew to be your apostle and evangelist, free us from all greed and selfish love, that we may follow in the steps of Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. Amen.
“Live in faith – and not in fear – God is with you.”
nnDnn Archdeacon Ron Matthewman, Vicar General Emeritus