Prayers

The Church of St. Peter

St. Peter's Prayers of the People

Special prayer requests from parishioners will be included the Prayers of the People part of the Sunday service. They will also be included in the weekly "What's Happening at St. Peter's" email to parishioners and friends of St. Peter's so they can be included in their daily prayers. 

If someone you know is ill or going through difficult times and you wish to add them to the prayer list, advise Yvonne Smith (email). If you do not have access to email, advise one of the Wardens or complete a Prayer Request Form and place in on the offering plate.

Prayers
 
For the Oshawa Churches Working Group
Heavenly Father, in your Word you give us a vision of your heavenly city.  Visit, we pray, our local neighbourhoods, and make a straight path for the unfolding of your heavenly Kingdom in this earthly city, our home. By the power of your Holy Spirit, enliven our imagination.  Give us eyes to see where your Spirit is already at work in our communities, and show us where we may join in Your good work.  May your Church become an instrument of blessing to our city, that your kingdom may come and your will be done, in Oshawa, as it is in heaven.  Amen. – The Rev. Stephanie Douglas-Bowman, Christ Church Oshawa

For those who are sick in body
O Lord of all compassion, whose hand is ever stretched out in blessing and healing upon the sick; we pray for NN. May they be set free from the sickness which afflicts them, and healed by thy power, for the honour and glory of thy name. Amen. – Guild of Health

For those who are sick in mind
O Heavenly Father, in your love and wisdom you know the anxieties and fears of your children: We pray that N may find a way to cast all his/her care upon you, for you care for him/her. Give him/her quietness of mind and unshaken trust in you, and guide his/her feet into the way of peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. – Irish Prayer Book

For those who are sick in body and mind
Almighty Father, we commend to thy loving care all who are sick in body and mind, especially NN. Grant them patience in their suffering; cheer and uphold them with the knowledge of thy love; and if it be thy will, restore them to health and strength, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. – Parish Prayers

For those who suffer from an addiction
Most gracious God, the strength of all who put their trust in you; we pray for those who are enslaved by addiction, especially N. Give him/her the desire and the will to be free, and the grace to continue in the right way; and show us how we may serve and help them in their need; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. – Adapted from Parish Prayers

For those who are anxious
Almighty God, who are afflicted in the afflictions of thy people. Regard with thy tender compassion those who are anxious, especially N. Bear their sorrows and their cares; give them comfort and peace in thee; and grant them evermore sure trust and confidence in thy fatherly care: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. – Adapted

For those who are unemployed
O God, the Creator of all things, you have made us in your own image so that we may find joy in creative work: have mercy on all those who are unemployed, and those who find their work dull, especially for N. Help us to build a society where al may have work and find joy in doing it, for the good of our world and the glory of your name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. – New Every Morning

For the elderly and infirm
Remember, O Lord, the elderly and infirm, those who feel their life’s work is done and can no longer lend a helping hand where once they did; all who are passing through the valley of the shadows. We especially pray for N. May they find that the risen Christ is with them, and that there is light at evening time; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
– When Two or Three

For those suffering from terminal illness
O Heavenly Father, we pray to thee for those suffering from diseases for which at present there is no cure, especially N. Give them the victory of trust and hope, that they may never lose their faith in thy loving purpose. Grant thy wisdom to all who are working to discover the causes of disease, and the realization that through thee all things are possible. We ask this in the name of Him who went about doing good and healing all manner of diseases, even thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For someone who is dying
God of mercy, look with love on N, and receive him/her into your heavenly kingdom. Bless him/her and let him/her live with you forever. We ask this grace through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. – the Book of Alternative Services

For someone who has died
O God, whose love embraces the whole human family in heaven and on earth: Grant that your servant N, who we love but see no longer, having laid aside the garment of mortality, may enter more and more into thy presence, and find there the fullness of joy, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. – Prayers of the Spirit

For the death of a child
O God, whose beloved Son took children into his arms and blessed them, give us grace to entrust N to your never-failing care and love, and bring us all to your heavenly kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
– the Book of Alternative Services

For those who mourn
Almighty God, Father of mercies and giver of comfort, deal graciously, we pray, with all who mourn, especially N, that casting all their care on you, they may know the consolation of your love, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
– the Book of Alternative Services

A General Intercession
Be mindful, O Lord, of thy people bowed before thee, and of those who are absent through age, sickness or infirmity. Care for the infants, guide the young, support they aged, encourage the faint-hearted, collect the scattered, and bring the wandering to thy fold. Travel with the voyagers, defend the widows, shield the orphans, deliver the captives, heal the sick. Succour all who are in tribulation, necessity, or distress. Remember for good all those that love us, and those that hate us, and those that have desired us, unworthy as we are, to pray for them. And those whom we have forgotten, do thou, O Lord, remember. For thou art the Helper of the helpless, the Saviour of the lost, the Refuge of the wanderer, the Healer of the sick. Thou, who knowest each man’s need, and hast heard his prayer, grant unto each according to thy merciful loving kindness and thy eternal love; through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen. – the Book of Common Prayer
Daily Online Prayers

Do you find your daily schedule to be so busy that you don't find time for quiet and prayer?  Would you like an easy, prepared daily service that you can simply follow online?  

One very simple and short online guided daily meditation is provided at Sacred Space.  Simply click on "Begin the Prayer" and then on the day you wish to follow.  You can click on either the onscreen prayer (click on the date) or you can download a printed version (click on the "Print" icon to the right of the date).

Mission St. Clare has a daily online prayer service that follows the Daily Office, which is a fuller prayer service that you can follow at any time of the day.  Simply save the link below and when you visit the website, click on "Today's Prayer Service".

We hope these may be of help to you in finding a little quiet time for prayer and meditation in your day.
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