St. Alban the Martyr

THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME;
FOURTH SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT

Let us pray ...

For the church, that God may make us worthy of our calling and bring to fulfilment all good intentions formed by faith.

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

With the Diocese of Birmingham for our Bishops and Honorary Assistant Bishops.

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 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 peace throughout the world; may violence and hatred be replaced by harmony and fellowship, and killing and torture end, so that all people may live at peace with each other.

For the gift of a strong faith; may it bring God's power into our lives and into the lives of those we love, and may He pour out His grace and help in every need.

For all who are weary and lonely, depressed or sick, abused or imprisoned, that God, who lifts up those who are falling and raises those who are bowed down, may come to their aid.

For all those for whom our prayers have been asked.

For all the faithful departed who have persevered and have died with Christ, that they may now live and reign with Him in His heavenly kingdom

For all who have died recently, especially David Craig and Brigitte Krüger; for all who have died suddenly, alone or unprepared; and by name amongst those whose anniversaries occur at this time for: George Wilson, Celia Prinn, Mark Trollope (bishop), William Spaull and Eliza Lamb. 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.