- Upcoming Dates
- Praying for our Farmers
- A Fiver for a Farmer - Friday 17th August
Monday, August 13th
Closure Day with St Thomas More at St Thomas More.
Fiver for a Farmer - More information to come out soon.
Hailey House visits to commence shortly.
Dismissals for Reconciliation and First Eucharist (Year 4)
Reconciliation Meetings @ 7pm
Wednesday August 8th, 15th and 22nd
Eucharist (Sat and Sun)
August 18th/19th, 25th/26th
September 1st/2nd, 8th/9th
Praying for our Farmers
Our staff meeting prayer this week.
Prayer for drought relief in rural Australia
We pray for the land
we hear the promise you have spoken in Isaiah
of the refreshment of the creation;
of water in the desert,
of renewal for the land,
of hope, of life.
We name our simple need – rain for our thirsty land.
Our tanks and dams are nearly empty,
like our hopes for this season.
Please, loving God, bring us rain
to renew the ground, to replenish our dams,
to bring some chance of feed,
to bring the possibility of some reward
to those who have toiled so hard.
We pray for our community
We pray for all those whose lives
are under the shadow of drought.
We think first of those who work with the land,
for farmers and their families,
for those who rely upon the land for their life and relationships.
We pray for contractors, merchants and truck drivers,
for rural counsellors and support workers,
for all our rural community.
present in miraculous and truly human ways,
be with all of us as we move forward into the days ahead.
We pray, too, for justice;
for fair prices for our stock and our wool and our crops.
We pray for governments, banks and corporations –
to be driven by the wisdom
of community, justice and compassion
not simply the folly of the dollar and the bottom line.
We pray for each other,
keep us aware of the needs of those around us:
for those who are struggling,
who are grieving,
who are ill, who are dying.
Restore those who are far from you
with the knowledge that they are loved and valued.
but a sense of hope and purpose for lives
that are finding the journey hard.
Let us see the miracle of healing
where there is illness
and hope is far away.
Keep us always conscious of the task we have
in ministry and mission in your world.
We offer all these prayers in the name of Jesus.