Prayers of intercession written by a member of our Benefice

Intercessions for the sixth Sunday of Easter, 22nd May 2022

Loving Father, we give you thanks and praise, sharing in the ministry of Christ’s

intercession for the whole world. Joining our voices with the song of angels, let us

pray for the church, the world, and all who are in need.

Creator of the universe, you made the world in beauty, and restore all things in glory

through the victory of Jesus Christ. We pray that, wherever your image is still

disfigured by poverty, sickness, selfishness, war and greed, the new creation in Jesus

Christ may appear in justice, love, and peace, to the glory of your name.

Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer

Gracious God, through a vision you sent forth Paul to preach the gospel and called

the women to the place of prayer on the Sabbath. Grant that we may be like Paul

and be found like Lydia, our hearts responsive to your word and open to go where

you lead us.

Eternal God, the light of the minds that know you, the joy of the hearts that love you,

and the strength of the wills that serve you: grant us so to know you that we may

truly love you, so to love you that we may truly serve you, whose service is perfect

freedom; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer

We ask for your hand of protection on all those suffering in the war in the Ukraine;

the injured, the grieving, the frightened, the prisoners and the displaced. Bless the

souls of those who have perished. Bless those who offer sanctuary and comfort.

Comfort too all those who suffer as a result of the wider global effects that war

brings. Guide those whose decisions and actions will determine the future of this

conflict and give them strength and mercy to bring about a swift and peaceful


Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer

We give thanks for your most loyal servant Her Majesty the Queen. Pray be in the

celebrations of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Keep her safe and well, and may

the joy of the occasion live on and the example of her steadfast service be a guide to

us all.

Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer

We pray for our benefice and parishes and all those who live here, our local

community, our friends, our families and for ourselves as we strive to live out your


We pray for the Diocese and the new Bishop and all those who minister and support

the work of the Church in this place. We pray that we will soon receive clarity for the

arrangements for priestly care as we and many other parishes continue in vacancy.

Bring blessed relief to those who are sick, housebound or struggling. Comfort and

heal all those who suffer in body, mind or spirit; give them courage and hope in their

troubles; and bring them the joy of your salvation. We remember too all those who

nurse and care for others.

In a moment of silence, we bring to you those known to us for your blessing and

healing. We ask that you hear the prayers in our hearts, the prayers in our minds and

the prayers on our tongues.

Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer

Receive these prayers, O God, and transform us through them, that we may have

eyes to see and hearts to understand not only what you do on our behalf, but what

you call us to do so that your realm will come to fruition in glory.

Merciful Father

Accept these prayers for the sake of Your Son, our saviour, Jesus Christ