St. Alban the Martyr

Sunday 18th October — St Luke the Evangelist 

(Twenty-nineth Sunday in Ordinary Time and Nineteenth after Trinity)

Let us pray ...

For the worship of the Church, that all involved in the formulation of worship may renew a sense of wonder, joy and love of God

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

In the Diocese of Birmingham, for Thrive Together Birmingham, which aims to support and grow the movement of individuals, churches and organisations who are committed to addressing issues of poverty, and to playing their part in helping their neighbourhoods to flourish.

In our Deanery, for the parish of St Michael, Handsworth.

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 those who are guiding our own and other nations and shaping policies at this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, that they may make wise decisions.

On this St Luke's Day we pray for all who minister to the sick that the beloved physician may help them bring health of body and soul to those they serve.

That minds which are warped by bitterness and the wish to harm others may be healed and warmed to reconciliation and love.

For all who are suffering: the sick, the poor, the forgotten elderly, the abused and imprisoned that Christ may be their guardian and comfort.

For those for whom our prayers have been asked.

(Members of our congregation who are visiting this page because they cannot attend the church due to Covid-19, 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 find peace with the Lord in heaven.

For all who have died recently, especially Dame Rachel Waterhouse, Diana Savory and Paul Tunnicliffe, 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 Beatrice Ault, Michael Smith, Winifred Simpson, David Moyce and Sarah Brooks. Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon them.

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 offer our prayers to God, our loving, listening Father, in a time of silence.