St. Alban the Martyr

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Let us pray ...

For the shepherds of the Church, that they may help us 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, that the pilgrim cross in the refurbished choir vestry of St Mary's, Bearwood, may continue to remind all that the Christian life is a journey that we share together as we follow Jesus.

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 Hall Community Centre.

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 on God's sight.

For families divided by quarrels over inheritance and ownership; 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 all those for whom our prayers have been asked.

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

For all who have died recently, for those who have died suddenly, alone or unprepared and by name amongst those whose year's mind occur at this time for Austin Winwood, Estella Hindley, Ronald Clarke, Ernest Evans, Fr Peter Beard, Bill Williams and Edward H. Fellows. 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.