For Prayer during the month.

All people affected by natural disasters – floods, storms, droughts, fires and earth movements.

All people who exercise governmental power over their citizens in so many troubled countries.

All media folk on whom we rely for honest, unbiased information on our fellows.

All misguided people who think that they can impose their will by terrorist or violent acts.

All people adversely affected by the greed, carelessness or violence of others.

All people known, or unknown, to us who suffer physical, mental or spiritual trouble.

All people known, or unknown, to us who mourn the passing of a loved one, be it through old age or sickness, in natural disasters, or by human error at sea, in the air, on the rails or on the roads.

The Lectionary readings are –
6th  Aug.
Gen 32:22-31.
Psalm 17:1-7, 15.
Rom 9:1-5.
Mt 14:13-21.
13th Aug.
Gen 37:1-4, 12-28.
Ps.105:1-6, 16-22, 45b.
Rom 10:5-15
Mt 14:22-33.
20th   Aug.
Gen 45:1-15.
Psalm 133.
Rom 11:1-2a, 29-32.
Mt 15: (10-20)21-28.
27th Aug.
Ex 1:8 - 2:10.
Psalm 124.
Rom 12:1-8.
Mt 16:13-20.

From the Book of Common Prayer.
O God, who hast prepared for them that love thee such good things as pass man’s understanding; Pour into our hearts such love toward thee, that we, loving thee above all things, may obtain thy promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord.    Amen.