Readings and Prayers: 24th October 2021

   Readings and Prayers: 24th October 2021

 Woodfield Team prayer. God our Father, you long to draw all people into your love; increase in number your church   throughout the Woodfield Team, deepen us as followers and learners of Christ and give us courage to share the good news of your kingdom. We pray this in the power of your Spirit, to the glory of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A service of Morning Prayer can be accessed here: An audio service of Morning Prayer can be accessed here:  https://youtu.be/bCDDAo7mhZ0

 

Services this week, all commencing at 10am, are:

Measham – Holy communion

Swepstone - Baptism

Appleby - Holy Communion

Donisthorpe – Morning Prayer

Collect for Sunday 24th October 2021 - The Twenty first Sunday after Trinity

Almighty God,

in whose service lies perfect freedom:

teach us to obey you

with loving hearts and steadfast wills;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

The Gospel Reading for today: Mark 10:46-52

                                                                         

They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" Jesus stood still and said, "Call him here." And they called the blind man, saying to him, "Take heart; get up, he is calling you." So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. Then Jesus said to him, "What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man said to him, "My teacher, let me see again." Jesus said to him, "Go; your faith has made you well." Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.

A suggestion:

  1. What would make us ‘throw off our cloak’ and run to Jesus?
  2. What would we like Jesus to do for us today?

Prayers for today:

  • For the healing of our world: its people, its living creatures and its plant and sea life
  • For the people of the world who find themselves refugees with nothing to call their own
  • For the men and women of violence who seek their ends by bullet, bomb and knife to learn the way of peace
  • For the leaders of powerful nations for whom economic concerns and self-interest may militate against peace
  • For those parts of our world suffering the effects of natural disaster – for Haiti, India, Madagascar
  • For the world leaders who are attending the COP26 to discuss climate change.
  • For Rick and the ministry team and wardens.
  • For the villages and people served by the Woodfield Team
  • For the 7 schools served by the Woodfield Team and for how we can engage with the schools
  • For those we know who are ill and for the recently bereaved
  • For our own healing of body, mind and spirit