Weekly Prayers

Giving God thanks for the life of David John Wheatley:

We give you thanks Lord of all, David’s life, and we commend him to your loving care.  

We hold up to you his family, and all who grieve his loss this week. May all his loved ones be comforted by your presence and upheld by your love.

May light perpetual shine on David.

St Jude’s intercessory prayer list:

Barbara, Ben & David, Chris, Christopher, Don, Eden, Jen, Jim, John, Joyce, Liam, Judith, Michelle, Norma, Lesley, Louise, Norma, Pauline, Robert & Rosie, Sidney, Sue, Sophie, Susie, Trisha, Wayne & Janetta.

Please contact us if you would like to add or remove a name from this list. Please note that Christian names only are included as this information is publicly available.

Please pray for those who intend to receive Holy Communion for the first time in winter 2021:

Loving God, we give thanks that you have called some of our friends at St Jude’s

to receive holy communion in your church this year.

Please bless the group preparing in July during their preparation time.

Please continue to bless them and their families in their faith.

In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Diocesan prayer list:

Thank you for keeping up your prayers faithful folks. This is vital at a time like this. Please continue to pray for:

Those who are feeling anxious and vulnerable across the world. Those who are sick, and their loved ones. Those who are isolated. Those who are mourning the loss of loved ones. Those who are working in the medical field. Those who are impacted greatly by COVID-19, especially the poor and marginalised. Please pray that Australia will find strength in a compassionate national discourse, at a time of heightened worry and need.

Please click here for some excellent prayers from the Church of England (including the one below):

For hospital staff and medical researchers

Gracious God,
give skill, sympathy and resilience
to all who are caring for the sick,
and your wisdom to those searching for a cure.
Strengthen them with your Spirit,
that through their work many will be restored to health;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Following Prayer was passed on for you from Archbishop +Geoff Smith

Almighty and All–loving God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
we pray to you through Christ the Healer
for those who suffer from the Coronavirus Covid–19
in … and across the world. We pray too for all who reach out to those who mourn the loss of each and every person who has died as a result of contracting the disease. Give wisdom to policymakers,
skill to healthcare professionals and researchers,
comfort to everyone in distress
and a sense of calm to us all in these days of uncertainty and distress. This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord
who showed compassion to the outcast,
acceptance to the rejected
and love to those to whom no love was shown. Amen.  

Prepared by Archbishop Michael Jackson- Dublin & Glendalough