Prayer and Meditation for July
Watch, dear Lord, with those who wake or watch or weep this night and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend your sick ones, O Lord Christ; rest your weary ones; bless your dying ones; soothe your suffering ones; shield your joyous ones; and all for your love's sake. Amen
"Who can this be, that gives orders even to the winds and the waves and they obey him?"
Sunday 3rd July - Trinity 4
Gracious Father, by the obedience of Jesus you brought salvation to our wayward world: draw us into harmony with your will, that we may find all things restored in him, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen
1st Reading: Song of Solomon 2.8-13
The voice of my beloved! Look, he comes, leaping upon the mountains, bounding over the hills. My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Look, there he stands behind our wall, gazing in at the windows, looking through the lattice. My beloved speaks and says to me: ‘Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for now, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
Gospel: Matthew 11. 25-30
At that time Jesus said, ‘I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. ‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.’
The Gospel of the Lord
Please pray for those who are unwell in our parish:
Garfield Griffiths, James Hall, Vanda Szcerba, Andy and family, Peter Crocker, , John Crocker, Matthew Stock, David Ratcliffe, Joe, Ophelia, Joan Borrow, Chris, Marcia, Geraldine, Peter Luckly and Finlay, Amy, Jessica Reay Jones, Mandy, Annie and Andy.
Please pray for the recently departed: Margaret Cooke
and in our Year’s Mind: Jenny Nicholson, Bertha Parsons (7th) Elizabeth Day (8th) Jonathan Sergison, Rodney Fairman (9th), Janet Powell (10th) and May Hill (11th).
HORFIELD PARISH PRAYER
Lord, help us to love one another as you love us:
Send your blessing upon this parish and community of Horfield,
That your wisdom and your love may flow into our hearts,
by the power of your Holy Spirit,
And that your will be done, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
David Wells, Julian, Brian Blancharde, Freddie Leaworthy, Mandy, Vivien, Fran, Glenys Mills, Martin, Sophia Vyroni-Dickson; Becky Goodwin; Glyn Jenkins
David & Pauline Perkins, Mollie Tucker, David Wright, Bill Thorn, Margaret Willey, Jack Webster, Stuart Neale, Christine Adams, Eunice Day; Michael Crocker, John; Liz Dunmall
Avril Platt, Terry Lee, Angela, Marylou Thonger, Ruth Burton, Robin & Audrey, Martin Nicholls, David Staynings, Kathie Wright, Anna George, Margaret Moyle, Frank
Margaret Sahir, Geraldine & John, Allyson Wild, Robin Wootton, Charlotte Hill, Kay West, John Dando, Sister Sue; Geoff Stock; Andy Hill, Ray and Rose and their family.
Anne Hepper, Ken Thomas, Annie Prosser, Roger Ellis, Felicia, Fiona Bates, James Wilson, Margaret Heron, Kathy Seaman, Thomas Otterstad, Diane