St Peter & Emmaus Church

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Bible Readings and Prayers for the Week

Sunday August 12, 2018


2 Samuel 18:5-9, 14, 31-33

Psalm 130

Ephesians 4:25 - 5:2

​John 6:35, 41-51

Sunday August 5, 2018

Genesis 28:10-18

Psalm 122

1 Peter 2:4-10

Matthew 7:24-29

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Verse for the week

Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.


Prayer this week

Gracious God,

we thank you for ten years of worship in this place.

We thank you for all who have offered their ministry in love and service.

As we celebrate we ask you to give us a renewed vision of the task that lies ahead and the faith and will to carry it out.

Open our eyes that we may discern new ways of connecting, the courage to lay aside those things that hinder and the wisdom to embrace the new.

We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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Sacred Space
This site is run by the Irish Jesuits and offers a wealth of really useful stuff. There is

  • a daily prayer - read it or listen to it.
  • something to consider for the week
  • a 3 minute retreat
  • beautiful images to contemplate

and more ....

it's also available on free mobile apps, facebook, and twitter.

A few moments of peaceful slow in a fast world!

For more ideas and help for praying this week have a look at some of the links under the heading of Just Do It on the bottom left of our Pray page.