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Every Sunday, across the world, Christians share an agreed three year cycle of Bible Readings in Sunday worship, this is called the Common Lectionary. We offer materials including prayers bible study and worship resources for each one of these Sunday's via our Lectionary Bible Notes Section.

Jesus feeding the crowdsTrinity 9 - Ordinary 17 - July 29 2018

Where is God when you really need him/her? When there are real issues to deal with, life threatening situations, terrible illness, exam results, a divorce or the loss of a job? Often people turn to prayer on these occasions and seek a way out with the help of a divine genie. Well God can be found in any situation, but God is not a personal magic wand. The way to find God is by each day committing our path and our choices into his care, it is as we do this that we find God is with us along each step of life, no matter what we may encounter along the way. Our souls need food just as much as our bodies, Jesus is the Bread of Life, then answer to our deepest longings. If God seems distant then it is only because you have been away for too long. Take time now and change your life forever.  

Lord Jesus, you feed the poor in your compassionate love,
Sustain us with your words of life and the blessing of your living bread
May our hearts be warmed by your love
that we may share our bread with others. Amen.

 

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Lectionary Material for every Sunday in Years A, B, C

 

Future Sundays with worship, prayer and teaching resources Sundays in Lectionary Year A

 

July 1
July 8
July 15
July 23
July 30
August 5

Ordinary 14
Trinity 6
Proper 9

Ordinary 15
Trinity 7
Proper 10

 

August 12
August 19
August 26
September 2
September 9
September 16

Ordinary 20
Trinity 12
Proper 15

Ordinary 21
Trinity 13
Proper 16

 

 

 


Jesu hope for the world

Prayers for Syria

The Archbishop of Canterbury has issued the following prayer for Syria:

Lord of all power and might, wisdom and love,
You gave your only Son to live with the suffering and poor, to die for our sins and rise from the dead so that we may live.
In your hands justice is perfect, and mercy and righteousness meet.
We pray for all caught up in the war in Syria; for the innocent who are poisoned by its weapons and bereaved or wounded by its violence,
for those serving in our armed forces, for those who make decisions and order actions.
Be merciful to the people of Syria, bring justice in their suffering, and let new life arise where there is now destruction and fear.
We pray these prayers in the name of your risen Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen

Other Prayers

Almighty eternal God, source of all compassion, the promise of your mercy and saving help fills our hearts with hope. Hear the cries of the people of Syria; bring healing to those suffering from the violence, and comfort to those mourning the dead. Empower and encourage Syria’s neighbours in their care and welcome for refugees. Convert the hearts of those who have taken up arms, and strengthen the resolve of those committed to peace. Amen

O God of hope and Father of mercy, your Holy Spirit inspires us to look beyond ourselves and our own needs. Inspire leaders to choose peace over violence and to seek reconciliation with enemies. Inspire the Church around the world with compassion for the people of Syria, and fill us with hope for a future of peace built on justice for all. We ask this through Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace and Light of the World,
who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

We pray for the people of Syria, that God may strengthen the resolve of leaders to end the fighting and choose a future of peace. For people leaving everything behind to flee to safety, for those who have lost loved ones, for lives interrupted, educations stalled and families separated. We thank you for the work of partners, for the hospitality of neighbours, the generosity of strangers, for those who give of themselves to help others, for those who refuse to be silent in the face of injustice. Lord, give the people of Syria hope, for peace and justice to prevail, for there to be new beginnings for all people living in that land, for freedom to replace fear and for there to be a better tomorrow. Lord, bless your people. Amen

 

 

the cross is the way

 

Each morning and each evening
let the peace of the Father, be ours.
Each day and each night
let the peace of the Son be ours.
Each dawn and each dusk
let the peace of the Spirit be ours.
Let the blessing of the three in one be ours;
both now and for ever. Amen.
Carmina Gadelica