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Prayer for 12 September 2020

Listen to or read a service of Prayer for 12 September 2020, the Saturday after the Thirteenth Sunday of Trinity

Preparation

O Lord, open our lips
and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Praise

Almighty God,
you search us and know us:
may we rely on you in strength
and rest on you in weakness,
now and in all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Psalm 116.10-17

How shall I repay the Lord
for all the benefits he has given to me?

I will lift up the cup of salvation
and call upon the name of the Lord.

I will fulfil my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all his people.

Precious in the sight of the Lord
is the death of his faithful servants.

O Lord, I am your servant, your servant, the child of your handmaid;
you have freed me from my bonds.

I will offer to you a sacrifice of thanksgiving
and call upon the name of the Lord.

I will fulfil my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all his people,
In the courts of the house of the Lord,
in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now and shall be for ever. Amen.

Reading: Luke 6.43-49

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘No good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit; for each tree is known by its own fruit. Figs are not gathered from thorns, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good, and the evil person out of evil treasure produces evil; for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.

‘Why do you call me “Lord, Lord”, and do not do what I tell you? I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, hears my words, and acts on them. That one is like a man building a house, who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when a flood arose, the river burst against that house but could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who hears and does not act is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the river burst against it, immediately it fell, and great was the ruin of that house.’

Luke 6.43-49

This is the word of the Lord.

Prayers of Intercession

Let us pray to our heavenly Father, who calls us into his Kingdom.

Strengthen your Church to stand firmly on her divine foundation in Christ. May the faith which we profess be shown in works of justice, care and compassion.

Lead all people into the way of truth. When choice is demanded, grant true judgement so that the world may grow closer to the way of salvation.

Keep us constant in Christian love for all who come into our lives. Show us ways in which we can make our faith a clear sign to others. Protect our community from the foolishness that brings destruction.

Have mercy on all who have gone astray and chosen evil ways. Give greater assurance to those who are afraid or ashamed to confess their faith.

Receive into your Kingdom the souls of those who have died. Redeemed by grace, may they be forgiven for their sins and rest in peace.

Trusting in Jesus Christ, the only sure foundation, we make our prayers in his name.

Prayer for the week

May our Lord Jesus Christ
be near us to defend us,
within us to refresh us,
around us to preserve us,
before us to guide us,
above us to bless us;
who lives and reigns
with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
God for evermore.
Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

The Grace

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,
be with us all evermore. Amen.