Sunday, 2 February 2014

Prayer for Sunday 2nd February 2014

Collect for the Fourth Sunday of Epiphany
God our creator,
who in the beginning
commanded the light to shine out of the darkness:
we pray that the light of the glorious gospel of Christ
may dispel the darkness of ignorance and unbelief,
shine into the hearts of all your people,
and reveal the knowledge of your glory
in the face of Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you, 
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Messy Church in the Morning will be meeting today to fill God’s house with the laughter and joy of children.  As usual the morning will start with tea and toast, filling the hall with its tantalising aromas.  Thank you, Father, for all the hard work that goes on to prepare for successful service.  We pray for each volunteer, who gives their time so willingly and unstintingly.  Please bless all the children and parents who come to enjoy this time spent together, sharing your message.

We pray for our family communion service this morning and for the Prayer and Praise service this evening.  May everything we say, sing and share together glorify and honour your name. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.