St. Alban the Martyr

Sunday 13th September - Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary and Fourteenth after Trinity

Let us pray ...

For the Church, that her members may exercise and experience forgiveness and mercy, that anger may be put aside and love for one another may prevail.

For Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury; Pope Francis; Bartholomew, the Ecumenical Patriarch; and the leaders of all Christian churches.

In the Diocese of Birmingham, for the Just Finance Foundation, which addresses issues of financial exclusion and the distress caused by unmanageable personal debt, by developing community-based responses and financial services.

In our Deanery, for the parish of St John and St Peter, Ladywood.

For Fr. Gerry and his family, our parish and congregation.

For the staff, students and governors at St Alban’s Academy and for Stanhope Wellbeing Hub.

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 forgiveness of national debts, especially those of poverty-stricken countries which have no way of paying them back.

For those who work in the world of finance that they may be just and compassionate in their dealings and be given wisdom and grace to use their skill for the welfare of all.

For the health and well-being of our nation during the pandemic, that all who are fearful and anxious may be at peace and free from worry.

For all distressed by debt or financial worry, for the sick and grieving and all who need God's healing touch in their lives.

For those for whom our prayers have been asked.

(Members of our congregation who are visiting this page because the church is closed due to the COVID-19 epidemic: please note that we never publish the names of the vulnerable individuals for whom we pray on the website. You may receive a full copy of the intercessions including these names by e-mail.)

For all the faithful departed that they may rest in peace and enjoy God's presence for ever.

For all who have died recently, especially Herbert Bradbury, those who have died as a result of COVID-19 and those who have died suddenly, alone or unprepared.

By name amongst those whose anniversaries occur at this time, for Joan Ault. 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 Lord and Queen of Peace. Hail, Mary, full of grace …

Let us now pray for a while in silence, bringing our cares and concerns to the throne of grace.