Absence and Prayer
Steph and Robert are away on holiday until 25th October but the Church Office will be open at the usual times on Monday and Friday. The office will not be open on Wednesday morning this week, but will be open on Thursday morning instead!
Lord God, we pray for your Church, that we may grow together into ever greater unity in love.
Lord Jesus Christ,
you taught your disciples to be one,
even as you and the Father are one,
and you call us in our own day to work for that unity which is your gift and will.
Send your Spirit of concord into the hearts of all Christian people,
that we may have humility to learn the truth that others bring,
the wisdom to find words that give voice to a shared and greater vision of God,
and the love that refuses to rest until all are reconciled as one family of faith in you,
O Jesus Christ our Lord.
(The Canterbury Book of New Parish Prayers by M.J. Kramer)