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This week, Of Your Charity, Pray For…
Those who are sick or in need: Robert Clark, Rudolph Jones, Mark Kerwin, Karl Jørgen Reme, Dag Størksen.
The Church: Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary, Rochester, the Dean and Chapter, residents, visitors and staff.
At St Mary’s – Reader, Dennis Moor.
From the Electoral Roll – Thelma Bristow, Maureen Chambers.
Our parish: Bluewater, staff and chaplains, including Mark Ball.
Our world and its workers: Homes and families.
Those who working entertainment and the leisure industry.
Those who have died recently: Glad Cloke, Doreen Draper, May O’Neill, Vera Putnam, Charlie Stelfox.
and those whose anniversary falls this week: Barbara Ashdown (2019), Audrey Hoffman (2020), Patricia Thompson (2020), Janice Killpartrick (2017) & Kenneth Baker (2014).
In a time of plague
Grant, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, help and deliverance unto us who are visited with grievous sickness and mortality.
Sanctify to us this our sore distress, and prosper with thy continual blessing those who labour to devise for mankind protection against distress and pain: through him who both healed and hallowed pain, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O Lord, we pray to thee for those whom we love but see no longer. Grant them thy peace, let light perpetual shine upon them, and in thy loving wisdom and almighty power work in them the good purpose of thy perfect will, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.