The Collect for Pentecost (Whitsunday)

Almighty God who on the day of Pentecost sent your Holy Spirit to the disciples with the wind from heaven and in tongues of flame, filling them with joy and boldness to preach the Gospel: send us out in the power of the same Spirit to witness to your truth and to draw all men to the fire of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayers for this week:
  • We pray for Biship Titus and all our leaders in the Anglican Diocese of Singapore and its Deaneries. Strength arises as we await upon the Lord, giving each one a heart for God’s kingdom and trust in God for every circumstance.
  • Grant each pastor, every chaplain, those who are involved in the ministry, faith, discernment, and spiritual wisdom.
  • Pray for the meeting of Synod this weekend. May our diocese take godly decisions in unity.
  • As we remember the work of St Andrew’s Mission Hospital and Singapore Anglican Community Services today, we pray for the patients, residents, students and clients under the care of SAMH-SACS, as well as their caregivers and family members. Pray also for the staff, volunteers, boards, management committees, senior management. May God grant them wisdom, foresight, skills and grace and compassion and may He provide the resources that is needed for the work.
  • We pray for world peace as leaders try to continue to work together for the betterment of humankind. That the raging wars and conflicts, bombs and senseless killings around the
    world cease and for these uncertain challenging times be surrendered to our Heavenly Father who – in Christ – triumphs over evil and darkness.
  • For Israel to be protected and covered by the blood of Jesus even as they face threats and wars on all fronts. We pray for the Gospel of Peace to miraculously work through these situations of violence and hostility and to bring more of her people to His Salvation.
  • We pray for the new leadership in Singapore. Grant Prime Minister Lawrence Wong and his cabinet your wisdom. May he be surrounded by godly people and maintain an open and trustworthy style even as the we face an uncertain economy. May his confidence and hope be found only in our Lord Jesus.
  • We pray for our people to trust God amidst this new change and to persevere during this economic uncertainty.
St Hilda’s Church
  • Pray for Vicar Martin, Rev Wee and Rev Tay. For each one of them to be cradled and be held close by God; empowering them with God’s mercy and strength as they draw all men to His Glory. May their footsteps and actions and thoughts and words be guided with God’s integrity and substance as they live in the glory of His Grace.
  • We lift up our youths, our young people, children and babies of this church to God our Father. May He give them a sense of belonging, a sense of hope that they are held by a God who loves and cares for them.
  • Pray for the Youth Camp in June. May our youths be fruitful in inviting friends. May they experience the joy of being in camp, forging deeper friendships and encourage one another to follow Jesus.
  • Pray for the team organizing the church camp in June. We thank the Lord for the cohesive team; may they allow God to reign in the entire co-ordination and logistics from Singapore to Penang and back. We also pray for the invited guests and our speaker that he may speak boldly and with conviction.
  • Pray for our members who are home bound and those who are going through medical treatments. For caregivers and family members who are journeying together with those who are not well. Lift up also all who suffer in body, mind and spirit, the lonely and the bereaved. May God’s healing and restoring hand be upon them and may they find hope in Him.