Intercessions

St Mary's Church, Mudford

Intercessions

Intercessions for the 20th Sunday after Trinity: 25th October 2020


These intercessions are written by members of the Five Churches Benefice



ALMIGHTY GOD WE THANK YOU FOR THE WEEK GONE BY. WE PRAY FOR YOUR BLESSING ON US TODAY AS WE BRING OUR PRAYERS TO YOU.

LET US PRAY

WE THANK YOU LORD FOR YOUR GREATNESS, FOR WE KNOW AS WE TURN TO YOU, YOU STRENGHTHEN US BY YOUR SPIRIT, AND HELP US AS WE LIVE THROUGH EACH DAY. HELP US TO LOOK OUT FOR OTHERS, SHOWING LOVE AND ENCOURAGEMENT.

TEACH US TO MAKE OUR ACTIONS COUNT AND OUR WORDS TO MATTER. WE LOOK TO YOU AND ONLY TO YOU DEAR LORD. WE THANK YOU FOR BEING ALONGSIDE US NO MATTER WHERE WE ARE OR WHAT WE ARE DOING

LORD IN YOUR MERCY, HEAR OUR PRAYER

AS THE PANDEMIC CONTINUES, WE KNOW LORD, OUR NATION AND THE WORLD IS HURTING. AS WE FACE NEW UNCERTAINITIES AROUND THE VIRUS, PROTECT THE MOST VULNERABLE AMONGST US, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE CURRENTLY SICK OR ISOLATING. GRANT WISDOM PATIENCE AND CLARITY TO ALL DOCTORS, NURSES AND HEALTH CARE WORKERS, PUTTING THEMSELVES AT GREAT RISK. MANY PEOPLE ARE ANXIOUS FOR THEMSELVES FAMILIES AND FRIENDS. BE WITH THEM, HELP THEM TO FIND PEACE.

WE PRAY FOR DOCTORS, NURSES, SCIENTISTS AND ALL WHO ARE WORKING TO DISCOVER NEW TREATMENTS, MEDICINES, AND A VACCINE.

GIVE US COURAGE TO FACE THESE DAYS, HOLD US IN YOUR STRONG ARMS LORD.

THANK YOU THAT IN THESE ANXIOUS TIMES WE KNOW YOU ABIDE WITH US ALWAYS.

LORD IN YOUR MERCY, HEAR OUR PRAYER


LORD WE PRAY FOR ALL WHO SHARE IN THE MINISTRY OF THIS PARISH AND BENEFICE, FOR BARBARA, JEREMY, RICHARD AND TONY, FOR THEIR COMPASSION AND UNDERSTANDING TO ALL THOSE IN NEED, FOR CHRIS, JO AND ALL WHO CONTINUE T0 WORK TO KEEP OUR CHURCHES OPEN AND OUR SERVICES TO TAKE PLACE.

OUR SERVICES MAY BE DIFFERENT AND THERE ARE MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITIES WHO FEEL UNABLE TO ATTEND AT THE MOMENT, WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THIS TIME TOGETHER AND TO THOSE PUTTING PROCEDURES IN PLACE TO KEEP US SAFE.

WE ASK FOR YOUR BLESSING ON THE SPECIAL AND SEASONAL SERVICES PLANNED OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS AS WE ENTER INTO THE AUTUMN AND WINTER SEASON. HELP US TO FIND NEW WAYS TO SHARE THESE WITH EACH OTHER AND PROVIDE US WITH THE PEACE AND COMFORT THAT ONLY YOU CAN OFFER

LORD IN YOUR MERCY, HEAR OUR PRAYER


LORD WE GIVE THANKS THAT OUR CHILDREN AND STUDENTS’ EDUCATION HAS RESUMED, FOR TEACHERS AND ALL WHO WORK TO KEEP THEM SAFE. AS HALF TERM TAKES PLACE MAY THEY ALL BE ABLE TO ENJOY THEIR HOLIDAY SAFELY AND RETURN WITH HOPE FOR A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW TERM .

WE THINK ALSO TODAY OF BISHOP PETER AS HE CONTINUES HIS TREATMENT, FOR HELEN AND BILL, MARGO, EILEEN, JUDITH, TONY AND MARTA AND ALL THOSE KNOWN ONLY TO OURSELVES WHO NEED OUR PRAYERS AT THIS TIME ......... MAY THEY KNOW THE PRESENCE OF YOUR SPIRIT AMONGST THEM LORD. GRANT THEM PEACE AND HOLD THEM IN YOUR LOVE.


AS A NEW WEEK AWAITS, LORD, AND FRESH CHALLENGES LIE AHEAD, KEEP US STRONG WITH FRESH HOPE TO LEAD OUR DAILY LIVES AS YOU WALK ALONGSIDE US.

MERCIFUL FATHER, ACCEPT THESE PRAYERS
FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR SON OUR SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST

AMEN

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