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9.30am Sung Eucharist
9.30am Holy Communion
Traditional Anglo-Catholic Worship
SAINT ALBAN'S CHURCH
PRAYERS AND FELLOWSHIP
At 9.30am Sunday 6th December
2nd Sunday of Advent and the feast day of
Saint Nicholas (Santa Claus).
Please feel free to contact
Deacon Corinne (07775 628593)
EMail: [email protected]
Prayers below for those affected by the Coronavirus pandemic
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(The Church of England)
God of healing and hope,
in Jesus you meet us in our places of pain and fear.
Look with mercy on those who have contracted the new virus, on any who are vulnerable, and on all who feel in danger.
Through this time of global concern, by your Holy Spirit
bring out the best not the worst in us.
Make us more aware of our interdependence on each other,
and of the strength that comes from being one body in you.
Through Christ our wounded healer.
(The Rev’ d Dr Sam Wells Vicar of St Martin’s in the Field)
A prayer for those in authority
Loving God, in Christ Jesus, the servant of all, you call us to the service of others.
Grant to those who govern the community the skill to recognise its urgent needs
and the strength to pursue the common good.
Endow us all with patience and courage,
that we may care for the suffering,
feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and sustaf Bishops in England and Wales)
Other prayers for use
Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger. (from St Patrick’s Breastplate)
Be present, Spirit of the living God,
and renew us in our pain and grief, so that we,
who are wearied by the changes and chances of this fleeting world, may rest upon your eternal changelessness.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
God of all care and compassion
you take us through deep waters
but never abandon us in the storm;
we walk in the dark
but you never leave us without light.
Be with us in the night of our anxiety
and in the day of our over-confidence
so that we may keep faith with each other as you have kept faith with us
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty God, Father of mercies,
in his earthly life your Son Jesus Christ went about doing good, healing all manner of sickness and disease among the people: Comfort, heal and sanctify those who suffer in body, mind or spirit: Grant to all doctors and nurses, and to all who tend the sick,
skill, sympathy and patience;
bless all who labour to prevent suffering,
make them instruments of your healing love,
and continue through them your loving purposes among us, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Praise be to you, Lord Jesus Christ,
for all the gifts which you have given to me
for all the pain and insults you have borne for me. O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother, may I see you more clearly,
love you more dearly,
and follow you more nearly,
day by day. Amen.
(St Richard of Chichester)
O Lord, support us all the day long of this troublous life, until the shadows lengthen,
and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over,
and our work is done.
Then, Lord, in thy mercy,
grant us a safe lodging, a holy rest, and peace at the last. Amen.
(St John Henry Newman)
Be mindful, Lord of your people, for whose sake our Lord Jesus
Christ, when betrayed, did not hesitate to yield himself into the hands of his enemies and undergo the suffering of the Cross:
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.
O God of unchangeable power and light eternal,
look kindly upon the wonderful mystery of your Church, and by the tranquil operation of your perpetual providence, carry forward the work of human salvation:
and let the whole world feel and see,
the things which were being cast down are being raised up, and the things which had grown old are being made new, and all things are returning to perfection,
through him in whom they have their source,
even Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(An ancient prayer for Easter)
The Parish of All Saints, Godshill
St Alban’s Church
Should you feel anxious or worried or would just like a chat, please feel free to contact Deacon Corinne (07775 628593), and remember to pray for each other and for everyone affected by the Pandemic.