Join us in praying this week for AMiA Clergy and Churches, especially Chad, Philip, Matt and Michelle and for Desert Mission Anglican Church, Phoenix, AZ, Nathan and their clergy, staff and parishioners. AMiA Birthday Celebrations for this week: Chad.
Prayer for Clergy: Almighty and everlasting God, from whom comes every good and perfect gift: Send down upon our bishops, priests and deacons and upon the congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace: and, that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honor of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Prayer for the Congregation: Almighty and everliving God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth, hear our prayers for this parish family. Strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent. Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Birthday Prayer: Watch over thy child, O Lord, as his days increase; bless and guide him wherever he may be. Strengthen him when he stands; comfort him when discouraged or sorrowful; raise him up if he falls; and in his heart may thy peace which passes understanding abide all the days of his life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayers adapted from the Book of Common Prayer.