Prayers

14th Sunday after Pentecost

Guard your Church, O Lord,
with your perpetual mercy:
and since without your aid we lose our way,
draw us always, by your help, away from harm,
and steer us towards salvation;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.

Mon 16th Sept  Ninian of Whithorn, Bishop, sixth century
Almighty God,
who through the preaching of your holy bishop, Ninian,
made the light of the gospel shine in our land:
grant that we too, by that same gospel,
may be filled with the light of your truth,
and come to know the joys of the heavenly life;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.

Sat 21 Sept Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
Almighty God,
whose blessed Son called Matthew, the tax collector,
to be an apostle and evangelist:
give us grace so to forsake the selfish pursuit
of gain and love of riches,
that we may follow the way of Jesus Christ, our Lord;
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.