Prayers (4th Sunday of Easter)


Good Shepherd,
We come before you to pray for the needs of the world.
Fill us with your Spirit
so we may be united with sisters and brothers throughout the world,
seeking your will for all people.

Prayers (8th Sunday after Pentecost)


Creator God,
You are the eternal source of all that is, all that was and all that will be.
You make the smallest of seeds become the greatest of trees.
You have made a world full of potential to thrive,
vast rainforests, oceans, woodlands, fields...

Prayers (7th Sunday after Pentecost)


Patient God,
You are slow to anger and quick to bless,
you wait patiently for us to respond to your love,
even through times where we get it wrong and make mistakes...

Prayers (6th Sunday after Pentecost)


God of all creation,
who declared that all you had made was good,
who crafted a world intended for harmony and wholeness,
who made us physical and spiritual beings,
we praise you for the wonder of your creation...

Prayer (5th Sunday after Pentecost)


God of the easy yoke,
We thank you that in calling us you offer life without a heavy burden,
we thank you for the gift of wisdom given to us in our openness to you.

Prayer (4th Sunday after Pentecost)


Loving God,
Help us recognise you in those who are most in need.
Help us reach out with your arms of love to welcome others into your family.
Help us to stand alongside those who face injustice.

Prayer (3rd Sunday after Pentecost)


God who calls us to take up our cross,
show us how to put the needs of our whole community
before our own individual needs:
how to take up our cross and live for others,
how to preach good news in word and action,

Gospel Reflection (3rd Sunday after Pentecost)


(Matthew 10:24-39) I knew someone once who would exaggerate about the things they did to make themselves look better. It took me a while to realise this is what they did. At first, I didn’t know them well enough to question what I was told, but then they started to say things and I’d think, hang on a minute, that’s not the case. They’d do something and then say, I always do this, but I knew that...