We continue to hold in our prayers those who are sick of in need at this times, praying by name for Clive, Derrick, Anne-Marie, Angela and Derek, Judy, Judith and Margaret. We also pray for our village schools as they prepare to start a new academic year, for all teachers, pupils and those who work in education.
Almighty and everlasting God,
you are always more ready to hear than we to pray
and to give more than either we desire or deserve:
pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy,
forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid
and giving us those good things
which we are not worthy to ask
but through the merits and mediation
of Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.