Prayer

If you would like special prayer for someone, or yourself, you are invited to leave a request on the Prayer Board at the back of the churches, or contact Rev Liz on 351615

We also have 'A Cascade of Prayer' which responds to the immediate prayer needs of people where they are at the moment. A good number of parishioners are committed as a confidential group to pray for a specific person or other individuals, assuring them of our continual prayers for a particular need.    Please contact  Sue Kellagher on 351992

There is also a Monthly Prayer Diary focussing on the needs and  people in our community. The Diary is available in our churches on the last Sunday of the preceding month. 

The purpose of the diary is to enable people to be aware of, and to pray for, the life of our community.  If there is a group of people or a specific event that you would like to be included in next month's diary please contact Suzi McKenzie on 359316 or email the Parish Office  standrews.allsaints@gmail.com

Diary for September 2017.  The deadline for the October Diary is Monday September 24th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer for The Start of the School Year

  Lord God,

  At the beginning of this new term teach us to
  be your hands and feet where we are,

  At the beginning of this new term teach us to
  love as you love us

  At the beginning of this new term teach us to
  pray for those in need

  So that You are honored and glorified

  Amen

  (By Annie Barnsdale)

For Ourselves

Accept ,O Lord, our thanks and praise for all you have done for us
We thank you for the splendour of the whole creation
for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life and the mysteryof love.
We thank you for the blessing of family and friends,
and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side.
We thank you for setting us tasks which demand our best eforts,
and for leading us to accomplishments which satisfy and delight us.
We thank you also for those disappointments and failures
that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone.
Above all we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ; 
for the truthof his Word and the example of his life;
for his steadfast obedience, by which he overcame temptation;
for his dying, through which he overcame death;
and for his rising to life again, in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom.
Grant us the gift of your Spirit, that we may know him and make him known;
and through him, at all times and in all places, may give thanks to you in all things. Amen.

(from page 836 BCP)