St. Alban the Martyr

Sunday 31st July
Eighteenth in Ordinary Time
Seventh after Trinity

Let us pray ...

For the shepherds of the Church, that they may help us to continue resolutely to put God first in our lives.

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 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 Luke, Birmingham

For Fr. Gerry, unable to celebrate Mass today due to Covid, his family, our parish and congregation.

For the staff, students and governors at St Alban’s Academy now on holiday, 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 leaders of the nations who labour with wisdom, knowledge and skill to attain goals which may be precious and lasting in God's sight.

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 health and well-being of our nation as we learn to live with the pandemic, that all who are fearful and anxious may be at peace and free from worry.

For families divided by quarrels over inheritance and ownership; we pray especially for healing where angry words and unjust deeds have separated those who should be close to each other in love.

For all who are suffering in body, mind or spirit that our prayers may help them and that God may fill them with His kindness and take them into His loving care.

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 all the faithful departed that they may now shine with Jesus in His glory.

For all who have died recently, especially Irene Tunnicliffe and John Wainwright, those who have died as a result of COVID-19 and those who have died suddenly, unprepared or alone. 

By name among those whose year's mind occur for: Gwen Mayer, Joseph Oldknow (priest), Edith Manuel and Iris Teague. 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 bringing our cares and concerns to our loving, listening Father.