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MONTHLY PRAYERS

 

 

ST MATTHEW AND ST LUKE'S PRAYERS FOR JULY AND AUGUST

 

Let there be loved shared among us,

let there be love in our eyes;

may now Your love sweep this nation,

cause us, O Lord, to arise:

give us a fresh understanding

of brotherly love that is real;

let there be love shared among us,

let there be love.

 

Dave Bilbrough © 1979 Thankyou Music

 

Heavenly Father as we come into these months of July and August, we think of all those men and women who have given their lives to You. Those being ordained in cathedrals up and down the country in July, especially David Lucas who is joining our parish following his ordination in Durham Cathedral, and those training for the priesthood, our own Gordon Tough being one, and also all those who train for the various Lay Ministries within the church, Readers and Pastoral Ministers especially.

Let there be loved shared among us, let there be love in our eyes.

Father we pray for our government as it struggles to make the right decisions about the final easing of the restrictions that have been in place over this past year of the pandemic.

We pray too for our Council and the decisions it has to make for the wellbeing of our town and all who live here.

May now your love sweep this nation, cause us, O Lord to arise.

As we come to the end of the academic year, we think of all those who work in our schools and colleges who have worked so hard to continue to educate our young people through this past year, and the students and pupils who have had their education disrupted in a way never seen or experienced before.

Give us a fresh understanding of brotherly love that is real.

As we approach the holiday season a time for relaxing and refreshment wherever it be, somewhere in this country or our own back garden, with friends and families. Also, this is a time to remember those who need Your loving, caring arms around them, those who are unable to take any kind of holiday due to illness, poverty or homelessness, enable us to bring them a real sign of brotherly that is real.

Let there be loved shared among us, let there be love.

Lord be with all those who have lost loved ones through this pandemic and were unable to mourn, the friends and families of so many people deprived of a means of saying farewell.  Again, wrap them in Your loving arms and give them hope.

Amen.