Today from our church family we pray for June Hughes.
Collect for the 4th Sunday of Easter:
Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life: raise us, who trust in him, from the death of sin to the life of righteousness, that we may seek those things which are above, where he reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Today is the start of Christian Aid Week. We pray for all those who are involved in fundraising events and services this week, as we seek to build a better world. We pray for everyone who takes envelopes for distributing around our parish. The envelope campaign raises an average of twelve million pounds each year to support Christian Aid’s work among the poorest and most vulnerable communities around the world; work which depends on thousands of volunteers taking the time to deliver and collect envelopes. If each of us takes one street, the work will soon be done.
“Only many hands will move the rock (Sudanese proverb).
Come friends let us worship together: only many hands will move the rock. Come friends let us work together: only many hands will move the rock. Come friends let us walk together: only many hands will move the rock. Come for Christ calls us: only many hands will move the rock. Our world is weighed down with oppression. Our sisters and brothers bear a heavy yoke. The way is blocked from fullness of life. Come for Christ calls us: only many hands will move the rock.” (Christian Aid resources) Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.