Today, from our church family, we pray for Jacky Lynam.
Collect for Seventh Sunday of Easter
“O God the King of glory,
you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ
with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven:
we beseech you, leave us not comfortless,
but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us
and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
One God, now and for ever. Amen.”
We have the joy of sharing worship this morning with the children and parents who come to Messy Church in the Morning. Father God, we ask you to bless all the families who meet today to share in this special, child centred time of worship. Thank you, Lord, for each and every one of them and for the vitality and energy they bring into our church. Thank you too for the teams of people who work so hard planning and delivering Messy Church in the Morning.
We pray for Eugene & Margaret Schellenberg who will be speaking this morning about the Ifakara Bakery Project in Tanzania, which is our charity of the month. We pray, Compassionate Lord, that you will fill us afresh with your Holy Spirit and that there will be a real sense of your presence at the heart of our worship this morning. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.