Readings and prayers for June 

20th June 8am & 9.45am Readings:  Psalm 139:1-18; Matthew 6:9-15

9.45am Service : Link to order of service

Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him? Mark 4.41
Collect
Prayer of the Day
Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
O God our defender,
storms rage about us and we, your sons and daughters 
call upon you for deliverance
you are always more ready to hear than we to pray,
and to give more than either we desire or deserve:
pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy,
forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid,
and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask,
save through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ,
your Son our Lord. Amen.
Prayer Points
For our world: Praise God for the COVAX program. COVAX is a worldwide initiative aimed at equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines directed by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, and the World Health OrganizationVaccines. Pray that we can accelerate and make equitable the availability of vaccines for all. 
For our state: Praise God for Victorians who have been able to contain the spread of the latest outbreak.
Pray for parents and school kids- parents who have been needing to supervise children at home fo rtheir schooling. Pray that as the state enters school holidays, families will enjoy times of rest and blessing together.
Around the world, many countries have entered a renewed period of lockdown to conatin the virus. There is still significant loss of life in many countries and in countries where people live from day to day, lockdowns increase extreme poverty - ask God to comfort those grieving the loss of loved ones, to provide for those in financial difficulty because they are unable to work, and for business leaders as they face such unprecedented disruption to life.
For our church. Praise God for a new baby -  and congratulations to Vanessa and Michael Elbourne on the birth of Samuel. Praise God for the start of KIDS HOPE program. Pray for our people who are recovering from illness: Glenn Barry and Deepthy Blanchard.