Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Prayer for Wednesday 14th May

Today from our church family we pray for Ted Jones.
Collect for St Matthias:
Almighty God, who in the place of the traitor Judas chose your faithful servant Matthias to be of the number of the Twelve: preserve your Church from false apostles and, by the ministry of faithful pastors and teachers, keep us steadfast in your truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Our prayers for Christian Aid Week today focus on Iraq. After years of turmoil and destruction, communities throughout Iraq are starting to rebuild their homes and their lives. Christian Aid partner Rehabilitation, Education and Community’s Health (REACH), is working alongside villagers to develop sustainable farming and commercial enterprises, building reservoirs and greenhouses so that villagers can enjoy year-round access to water and grow fresh fruit and vegetables. REACH also helps villagers lobby regional government for improved services and infrastructure, such as tarmac roads and electricity. We pray for all communities that are rebuilding after terrible disasters, and ask for your protection for the future, that peace will come and that their homes may never again be destroyed by war. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.