Intercessions

Intercessions

Prayers of intercession written each week by a member of our Benefice


Intercessions for the Eighth Sunday after Trinity, 25th July


Father God, we approach your throne of grace with our concerns, our burdens and

our thanksgiving for all your people throughout the world. Help us to put our trust in you and in our Saviour Jesus Christ who taught us that you love us as a parent and want only what is right for us.


May the seeds that are being planted in our Church grow into branches that reach out into every part of the benefice and help us as we try and focus on the big issues that sometimes threaten to overwhelm us.

Lord in Your mercy, hear our prayer


Creator God we pray for our world which seems to be forever caught up in violence and conflict. Through the media we are witnesses to terrorist violence in so many parts the world. As we continue to pray for peace and goodwill towards all people we also pray for the innocent victims and their families caught up in conflicts which are not of their making. We pray for our world leaders and for the Royal Families of Great Britain and international at the g7 summit, give them wisdom to make global decisions with mercy and peace in mind. . We also pray for our community leaders and those in public office dealing with difficult situations and especially for those dealing with the ongoing Pandemic. Help us to always be aware of the part that we can play by always acting carefully and unselfishly.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer


Gracious God we pray for our children and young people as they near end of another academic year. Be with those who are beginning important examinations at school and university and those starting new lives in the world of work. Be with them during this anxious time while waiting for results. Help us, through our Christian life to create a society where both young and old, gifted and less able feel valued and proud to be a part of society.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer


Loving God, we think now of those in need in our own community and further afield; the elderly, thehousebound and those in care homes, hospital and hospices.  We also remember victims of violence, abuse or cruelty.  We give thanks for all those who care for the sick within the family, and for all medical and voluntary services.  We take a moment to pray silently for those known to our hearts.

We pray for those who have died and the families grieving their loss.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer


Lord, we ask you to lead us into the coming week, help us to believe that you are close by, keep us from making mistakes and help us never to disappoint you.  When we face hard decisions or difficult work, when we enjoy ourselves and have fun with others, may we know you share these times with us.

Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our saviour, Jesus Christ

Amen


Amen