We pray this week for those who are ill in body, mind or spirit.(Those who have asked for our prayers): George and Jean Hodgetts, Malcolm Wright, Rose Ward, Nina Davies, Vicki Ellis, George Carter, James Carr, Lindsey Dawes, Fred Clarke, Martin Holland, Ted Dodd, Chris Handley, Mike Harrison, Danny Peters, Stephen Wright, Sam Martin, Carmine Burrows, John Pemberton, Christine Jackson, Lynn Yule, Keith Turner, Adam Jones, Bill Rae and Gerry Demeulemeesper. “Lord Jesus, when you were on earth, they brought the sick to you and you healed them all. Today we ask you to bless all those in sickness, in weakness and in pain.” We will continue to include them in our prayers unless advised otherwise. Please let us know if you wish us to add somebody to the prayer list.
For those known only to you who have died, we pray: “Into your hands, Lord, we humbly entrust our brothers and sisters.In this life you embraced them with your tender love; deliver them now from every evil and grant themeternal rest.Let your light shine upon them and their souls rest in peace.” “God of love and mercy, embrace all those whose hearts today overflow with grief. Grant them space to express their tears. Hold them close through the coming days.” And finally: May we all catch in this holy place a glimpse of God’s glory and to come to know and do His will and in all eternity. May God bless us all. Almighty God, who called your Church to bear witness that you were in Christ reconciling the world to yourself: help us to proclaim the good news of your love, that all who hear it may be drawn to you; through him who was lifted up on the cross, and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen