NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Let us pray ...
For the leaders and ministers of the Church, entrusted with great responsibility, that they may be worthy of their charge.
For Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury, Pope Francis, Bartholomew, the Ecumenical Patriarch, and the leaders of all Christian churches.
With the diocese of Birmingham, for the parish of St Editha's, Amington, for their church family barbecue and that their journey through the Biblical narrative during the coming year may be an accessible way for people of all ages to engage in fresh ways with God.
For all the churches of Birmingham Central Deanery.
For Fr. Gerry and his family, our parish and congregation.
For the staff, students and governors at St Alban’s Academy, and for Stanhope Hall Community Centre.
For Highgate Baptist Church, St Anne's Roman Catholic Church, the Shia Mosque in Clifton Road, Birmingham Central Mosque, the Bahu Trust and Birmingham Central Synagogue.
For the powerful leaders of the nations, that they may remember they are still servants of a divine Master whose law upholds justice, life and morality.
For an increase in hope that sustains us through periods of uncertainty that God may help us to walk in His light and live our lives in faith and glory.
For all who are suffering, who are sick or grieving, who wait and hope for God to be their help and their shield, that He may bring His eyes of grace and healing to bear upon them.
For all those for whom our prayers have been asked.
For all the faithful departed that they may stand with all the saints in Heaven, the city whose architect and maker is God.
For all who have died recently, especially Nicholas Johnson, for those who have died suddenly, alone or unprepared and by name amongst those whose year's mind occur at this time for Gladys Sanders, and Brother Arnold SSF. May they rest in peace and rise in glory.
Let us join our prayers with those of all the saints and especially with Mary, mother of Our Risen Lord and Queen of Peace.