PRAYER TIME NOTES FOR: 9th May 2021
Collect: 6th Sunday of Easter
Risen Christ, by the lakeside you renewed your call to your disciples: help your Church to obey your command and draw the nations to the fire of your love, to the glory of God the Father..
Deanery Prayers: St John’s, Locks Heath
We join with the parish of Locks Heath, who are in vacancy, but are still held back from proceeding with advertising for their next vicar, until such time as the future size, shape and structure of the ‘Western Wards’ cluster of parishes has been agreed.
We give thanks that in the meantime, they are working closely with their Western Wards neighbours, to be more collaborative in parish ministries, making best use of their respective church gifts and resources and sharing as much as possible. Guided by the Holy Spirit may this new way of parishes working together closely become more and more important for all C of E churches
St John’s Mission of the month: Christian Aid
Loving God, we pray that the voices of indigenous communities may be heard and heeded as we learn how to live in harmony with nature. We pray for a rapid and just transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. We pray that as a global community we will care for our common home and for people living in poverty.
Prayer for our discipleship:
May the word of God guide our footstep, the power of God equip us for service, the grace of God renew us and the love of God surround us always. Amen.