Almighty God, you have surrounded us with a great cloud of witnesses: Grant that we, encouraged by the good example of your servant Monica, may persevere in running the race that is set before us, until at last we may with her attain to your eternal joy; through Jesus Christ, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one
God, for ever and ever. (Book of Common Prayer 1979)
Let us pray to our Risen Lord, who invites us to share in his Resurrection.
As you equipped the apostles to preach the Gospel to all, strengthen your Church to share the Good News.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Nicaragua – (Central America) The Rt Revd Sturdie Downs; Niger Delta North – (Niger Delta, Nigeria) The Most Revd Ignatius Kattey; Niger Delta West – (Niger Delta, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Emmanuel Oko-Jaja; Niger Delta, The – (Niger Delta, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Ralph Ebirien
Beverly (issue with another church member); Pat (that she may know Christ if she does not already), the Diocese of New Jersey (electing a bishop)
Lord, you came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. Restore all situations in our lives that hurt or discourage us and reassure us of your grace.
Devika’s parents (father is an alcoholic, mother is unhappy); Shajid (financial blessings); Anna (searching for a new home); Jamie and her son (alcoholics); Ella’s family (would be celebrating her 10th birthday)
From Prison Fellowship: “I am 48 years old,” Mark wrote recently in a request for prayer. “I have been married 27 years. I have 4 children, 10, 12, 20 & 22. I have been a born again Christian for 41 years. I may be going to prison, very soon.” This week, please pray for Mark and his family, who are in great pain and fear over the prospect of Mark’s potential incarceration. Pray also for all of the families in our country who are waiting under great stress and anxiety to find out the results of their trials.
You reconciled us by your blood and by your wounds we are healed, restore all of us to that health that is yours to give.
Devika (chicken pox), stabbing victims at Alburquerque church; Jen (stroke); Leah (recovering from a stroke); Joseph (age 1, seizure due to fever); Elizabeth (blood pressure issues); Carolyn (ICU); Jill (severe head injuries in car crash); John (lung cancer); Jim; Pastor Willie (recovering from surgery); Drena (brain tumor); Drena’s husband; Lotha (for positive biopsy results); Zhaungfu (m, dialysis); Pat (f, 2 spots on lungs and kidneys); Helen (dying from cancer, comatose); Alexis (young girl undergoing more chemo)
Let the departed rest in peace; comfort those who mourn with the promise of resurrection from the dead and bring all of us safely to your Kingdom.
Afghanistan plane crash victims (RIP+); Linder (RIP+) and comfort for family
We also praise you for the blessings in our lives, especially the gift you gave us at Calvary.
Thanksgiving: Maggie the dog’s improvement; Patricia’s improvement
Almighty God, Lord of heaven and earth: We humbly pray that your gracious providence may give and preserve to our use the harvests of the land and of the seas, and may prosper all who labor to gather them, that we, who are constantly receiving good things from your hand, may always give youthanks; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. (Book of Common Prayer 1979)