Readings and prayers for October

October 17th, 2021

This Sundays services will be ONLINE at 8am and 9.45am

Watch our live stream at 9:45am, or watch our 8am or 9:45am service on our youtube channel

Series: The Great Re-set: Rediscovering the glorious grace of God in the book of Romans for our post-pandemic lives.
This Week: "Justified by faith"
Readings: Rom 4:1-8, 16-25

9.45am Online Service : Link to order of service


Prayers

Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost
The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Mark 10.45

Collect

Prayer of the Day
Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost
God of unchangeable power,
when the heaven and earth were made,
the morning stars sang together
and the host of heaven shouted for joy:
open our eyes to the wonders of creation
and teach us to use all things for good, t
o the honour of your glorious name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
 
Weekly Prayer Points
For the world: We continue to pray for the 280 Australian citizens and permanent residents who remain stranded in Afghanistan. We pray for their families safe return to Australia. We also pray for the 26,000 people requesting humanitarian visas into Australia. May God guide those who truly need help to Australia.

For the nation: We pray for the Governments efforts to help children struggling with mental health problems. Lockdowns have exacerbated our communal health problems. May God bring light and guidance to people who feel lost or alone.  

For the community: We give thanks to the Lord for the strong community support we’ve seen for a recently bereaved family in Neerim South. When the young families father died unexpectedly, the community came together to help the widow and her children. We thank God for the warmth in our community.

We pray for the families coping with low mental health and violence, which are under more strain than ever as restrictions drag on. Fill us with the Holy Spirit and let us be a light to the families around us.

Prayers for WAC Community
We continue to pray for our youth minister Jack Beamish. We pray that he enjoys his new role in our church. We pray that he becomes a light to our youths struggling with school during these unprecedented times.