Weekly Prayers

Giving God thanks for life- David Calaby

We give God deep thanks for the life of the much loved David Calaby. We pray for all who mourn his loss this week, particularly remembering his partner Michael, the family, and all David’s friends. In the St Jude’s community we particularly uphold Shirley, her daughters and her husband Jack as the family comes to terms with their loss.

May David rest in peace, and rise in glory!

Giving God thanks for life- Caroline Pearce (priest)

Reverend Caroline Pearce was the second Australian woman to be ordained a priest (1988) and ministered in the United States, Melbourne and Adelaide. Her ministry in parishes in the Diocese of Adelaide included; Stirling, Broadview & Enfield, and Parkside.  Caroline was an Area Dean and also a Leader of the St Oswald Centre for Spirituality. We offer prayers of thanks for the life and witness of Caroline Pearce and pray God’s blessing on Bill and her family at this time of deep loss.

Eternal rest grant to her, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon Caroline. Amen.

St Jude’s intercessory prayer list:

Virginia & John, Desmond, Jan, Rosie, Andrew, Leanne, Jorja & Emma, Adelaide , Zoe, Rosemary, Margaret, Paul, Jackie, Llyal, Daryl, little Elliot, Sidney, Margaret, Patricia, Chris, Janetta & Wayne, Susan, Jackie, Fay, Peter, Peter, Paul, Michael, Lesley, Norma, Joyce, Joyce, Don, Eden, David & Ben, Robin, Anna, Michelle, The St Jude’s Players, the work of Anglicare & ABM , Junior Jude’s families, Goodstart childcare staff and families, & all local church communities.

Please especially keep all people living with COVID-19 or in high risk areas.

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.

An audio prayer by a member of the St Jude’s family, Stephen, at this challenging time.

In a time of trial- by Stephen

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.

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