This week our prayer is something more traditional in its format. However it is none the less worth considering for all that. It reminds us of the words of Paul in Ephesians that God is able to more that an all we ask or imagine, but with the added thought that he is always more ready to hear than we are to pray. If only we would pray remembering this, we would no doubt see more answers to our prayers.

Almighty and everlasting God,
you are always more ready to hear than we to pray,
and to give more than we either desire or deserve:
Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy,
forgiving us those things of which
our conscience is afraid,
and giving us those good things
for which we are not worthy to ask,
except through the merits and mediation
of Jesus Christ our Saviour;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.