St. Alban the Martyr

Sunday 19th June
Corpus & Sanguis Christi

Let us pray ...

For the whole Church on this Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, that our faith in His personal presence may fill us with a spirit of adoration and loving gratitude.

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

With the Diocese of Birmingham for a successful Summer Fair this afternoon at Christ Church, Yardley Wood, where the church and the local community join to enjoy each other’s company.

In our Deanery, for the parish of St George, Birmingham.

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 nations of the world and for their leaders, that an equal sharing of the earth’s bounty might bring greater peace and joy to all people.

We continue to pray for the people of Ukraine:

God of peace and justice,
we pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,

that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom,

discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children,
at risk and in fear,
that you would hold and protect them.

For the isolated and housebound, especially as we all learn to live with coronavirus, that we may be alert to their needs and care for them in their vulnerability.

For the members of our congregation that we may always reverence the Holy Eucharist, receive it with adoration and remain faithful members of the Church.

For the poor and hungry, the sick, the grieving, the anxious and the oppressed that healing and grace may radiate from the crucified Body of Our Lord into the lives of each one.

For those for whom our prayers have been asked.

(Members of our congregation 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 the faithful departed, who proclaimed the death of the Lord as they received His Body in this life, that they may now know the life of the Lord in the joys of heaven.

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

By name amongst those whose years' mind occur at this time for: Mary Lamb, Kenneth Drakeley, Frederick Morris, Fr Ian Lowery, Bishop Anselm Genders, Joyce Wycherley, Richard Jury, Patrick Prendiville, Fr George Fetiza, and Stella Waldron. 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 now pray for a while in silence offering our own cares and concerns to God our loving Father.