Prayer for the Week

Week beginning Sunday 13 October (Harvest Festival)

Lord, your works are wonderful,
in wisdom you have made them all.
Forgive us for the madness that abuses the earth
for short-term ends;
and fill us with your wisdom,
to cherish and share
with daring and delight
the abundant gifts of our fragile planet.

Angela Ashwin (inspired by Psalm 8)

Week beginning Sunday 6 October

(October 4th was the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi)

Lord Jesus Christ,
who when the world was growing cold,
to the inflaming of our hearts by the fire of your love
raised up blessèd Francis
bearing in his body the marks of your passion:
mercifully grant to us, your people, true penitence,
and grace to bear the Cross for love of you;
who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Celebrating Common Prayer, p. 316  (1992, The Society of St Francis)