The Fifth Sunday after Trinity
Prayer for the week
We have learned in these times to value the ministry of many whose work was before almost invisible to us, but on which our lives and sustenance depend. In humility we give thanks for the unseen care and labour which maintains our way of life. We pray that our society will value all workers as we should, not merely in words and gestures, but with respect and proper recompense; for it was in the form of a willing servant that Jesus showed his love and care for us.
Canon Carol Wardman
Collect for the week
Almighty and everlasting God,
by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church
is governed and sanctified:
hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people,
that in their vocation and ministry
they may serve you in holiness and truth
to the glory of your name;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.