Last Sunday after Trinity
We welcome you to join us is worship this Last Sunday after Trinity.
who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:
help us so to hear them,
to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them
that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word,
we may embrace and for ever hold fast
the hope of everlasting life,
which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The Opening Hymn
Hymn 377: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Blessed be the God and Father – S.S. Wesley
Everlasting God we thank you that your written Word continues to inspire us, showing us who you are, how you love us, how we should live and what we can be.
We thank you for those in our churches who contribute to worship by reading out your Word. Give them and us discernment as we hear and inwardly digest the wisdom that we receive.
Thank you too for the way in which the Bible brings guidance, hope and health to people everywhere. We pray for the work of organisations such as The Bible Society, Wycliffe Bible Translators, the Gideons and the Bible Reading Fellowship that they will be blessed through the varied work they do at home and globally to bring your word to people’s minds and hearts. Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer
Creator God we thank you that Scripture shows us that you care for the entire world and all its People. We pray for all migrants and refugees around the world, especially those from Afghanistan, that they would experience kindness and generosity in their search for a home. We give you thanks for the positive response from many countries and pray that this welcome be extended by many more. Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer
Faithful God we pray for our families and friends and our church community. May we all be renewed in your love. Through the study of your Word may we encounter Christ and be transformed by his words and actions. Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer
Gracious God we pray for the sick, the lonely and the hurting in our community and for those who care for them. Help them to draw strength from your love. We pray too for those who are bound by situations beyond their control or by sickness of body, mind or spirit. Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer
Holy God hear these and all our prayers and let the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to you, O Lord, our Strength and our Redeemer.
Merciful Father: accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen
Hymn 486 We have a Gospel to proclaim
Father of light,
in whom is no change or shadow of turning,
you give us every good and perfect gift
and have brought us to birth by your word of truth:
may we be a living sign of that kingdom
where your whole creation will be made perfect
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. In the name of Christ. Amen.