Ascension News (February 17, 2021)

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Ash Wednesday

Prayers of the People

Our compassionate and yet all-powerful God has called us to repentance. May our prayers and our fasting assist us in coming before God with pure hearts and minds.; let us pray to the Lord saying:  Lord, have mercy.

For all Christians, that embracing their Lenten discipline with joy, the cross of Christ may be their banner and the pledge of resurrection their hope, we pray to the Lord:  Lord, have mercy.

For those preparing for baptism, that their observance of the Lenten season strengthens their resolve to receive God’s gift of new life, we pray: to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.

For our young people, that they find Lent a time of profound renewal and Easter a season of unsurpassing joy, we pray to the Lord:  Lord, have mercy.

For our parish concerns, that we remember the needs of others, especially all who are impacted by the pandemic, those undergoing testing, those who received positive results, those in isolation, all front line workers and health care professionals and all those who are working tirelessly to combat this Pandemic, as we purify our own hearts and minds, we pray:  Lord, have mercy.

For this assembly, that as we celebrate our union with Christ, we may not grow weary of proclaiming his saving death and resurrection to the whole world, we pray to the Lord:  Lord, have mercy.

For those who suffer from illness, especially the elderly, that they may receive the consolation of knowing the love of their crucified Saviour, and for those who have died, especially Maud Maybee and Benjamin Warren, we pray to the Lord:  Lord, have mercy.

O God, as you called the Israelites to repent of their sins, so now you call us to fasting and prayer, in repentance for wandering from you.  Never let us lose our way, and guide us during our Lenten journey that we arrive at the Easter Vigil, ready once more to celebrate our passage with Christ from death to life, from despair to hope, trusting in the life of Christ, our Lord.

Ascension Prayer Cycle:  Aden, Ann, Aubrey, Audrey, Barbara, Baxter, Bob, Brenda, Brian, Brittany, Brandon, Carl, Cathy, Christina, Cindy, Claire, Clarence, David, Debra, Delilah, Dennis, Don, Donna, Doreen, Dot, Doug, Dulcie, Edgar, Elaine, Erin, Finnley, Frederick, Fred, Frank, Flo, Garrett, George, Gerry, Glenda, Gordon, Harry, Hilda, Ike, Ina, Ingrid, Ira, Jack, Jason, Jennifer, Jenny, Jim, John, Josephine, Judy, Junior, Kent, Kevin, Kim, Laura, Leo, Leonie,  Lindsay, Lori, Louise, Madeline, Marie, Marsha, Mark, Marion,  Maurice, Maxine, Maxwell, Melissa, Melvin, Michelle, Mike, Moana, Nancy, Pam, Phyllis, Rachel, Randell, Renee, Rodney, Roland, Ruby, Ruth, Rita, Sean, Shirley, Stephen, Susan, Tina, Todd, Tom, Valerie, Vera, Victoria and Wayne

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