Prayers and Sermons

Eighth Sunday after Trinity - Readings

Isaiah 55: 1-5
Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat!  Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.  Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.
Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live. I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David. See, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples. See, you shall call nations that you do not know, and nations that do not know you shall run to you, because of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you.

This is the word of the Lord 
Thanks be to God.  

Matthew 14: 13-21 
Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, ‘This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.’ Jesus said to them, ‘They need not go away; you give them something to eat.’ They replied, ‘We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish.’ And he said, ‘Bring them here to me.’ Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

This is the Gospel of Christ 
Praise to Christ our Lord.

2 August, 20

Seventh Sunday after Trinity - Intercessions

Christ the Light, the Love, the Peace, the Way.

Lord you are the Light that the darkness can never conquer. Pour your light into the darkness of this world so that people can see better ways of solving problems and resolving conflict. Pour your light into the confusion of the difficulties we face at this time so that people can see new strategies, new possibilities, and new ways of being. Pour your light into us, your quarrelsome children, for we ourselves are part of the darkness.

Lord in your mercy hear our prayer.

Lord you are the Love that casts out fear. Pour your love in to the hearts of all of us who lose our temper, enable us to find better ways of dealing with anger and frustration. Pour your love into the hearts of all who have been abandoned or let down and who vow they will never love again. Pour your love into troubled minds of those suffering mental instability and who do not know which voice to follow.

Lord in your mercy hear our prayer.

Lord you are the Peace which the world cannot give. Pour your peace into the United Nations and its Security Council, that peace may be the gold of their work, and peace the method of getting there. Pour you peace int the soul of the community where we live, so that people may believe that yu are alive. Pour your peace into our own hearts as we try to live as Christian people.

Lord in your mercy hear our prayer.

Lord you are the Way that leads to the Father. Show us your way through the problems that face the nation at the moment particularly the Coronavirus Pandemic. Show your way to those who are seeking a life of meaning and integrity, but who have not yet looked to you. Show your way to us here, that we in this church may know the next steps in our pilgrimage of faith together.

Lord in your mercy hear our prayer  

Lord you are the Vine, whose branches we are. We pray for those we know who belong to this part of the vine but are at present having a difficult time, for whatever reason. We remember them from out intercession list and those also known personally to us.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

Lord you are the Resurrection and the life and we are your Easter people. Take these our prayers and answer them according to your will, in the power that flows from your risen presence. We ask this in the joy of our Easter faith. Amen.

26 July, 20

Church Into Growth

God of Mission, who alone brings growth to your Church, send your Holy Spirit to give vision to our planning, wisdom to our actions, and power to our witness. Help our church to grow in numbers in spiritual commitment to you, and in service to our local community, through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.

10 July, 20

St Botolph's Day Service

Please join us for our virtual St Botolph's Day service at 7.30pm on Wednesday 17th June, please click on the link below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgIjDh72pKA

12 June, 20

Today's Prayer

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8 June, 20

Daily Prayer

8 June, 20