Prayers

Ordinary Time

"Ordinary Time" is the season between Pentecost and the beginning of Advent. 
Here is a prayer of thanksgiving and commitment for this season.
Creator Redeemer Sustainer God,
How extraordinary is Your “ordinary time.”
How uncommon is the commonplace in Your Kingdom.
The mundane is made miraculous,
full of holy opportunities.
The smallest joy a jubilee!

Created anew may we grow tall and
“grace-full” in Your likeness.

Redeemed by Your sacrifice may we come
to know the depths of Your love.

Sustained by Your Spirit may we be steadfast
and shining in Your service.

We humbly ask that You continue to bless us
with all we need for
the living of these days—
these wondrous ordinary days—.
that our everyday lives may be gifted
to experience the vitality of Christian community,
to share Your message of hope,
reaching out to the poor and hurting,
and bringing glory and honour to You, our God. 
Amen.
Deborah Harris (Texas, USA), sourced from re-worship.blogspot.co.nz

St Alban's Day (22 June)

God of love, by your grace your servant Alban gave himself up for his friend
and suffered death for the sake of Christ;
grant that for love of others we may be ready to defend the weak,
support the truth,
and lay down our lives;
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.
Amen.
For All the Saints, A Resource for the Commemorations of the Calendar
The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia