Intercessions

St Mary's Church, Mudford

Intercessions

Intercessions For The Ninth Sunday after Trinity  : 9th August 2020


These intercessions are written by members of the Five Churches Benefice



MERCIFUL LORD, WE BRING OUR PRAYERS TO YOU TODAY AND WORSHIP YOU IN LOVE AND FELLOWSHIP. HELP US STEADFASTLY TO GO WHERE YOU WOULD HAVE US GO.

LET US PRAY


LOVING GOD, WE THANK YOU FOR THE GIFT OF LIFE AND THE BEAUTIFUL WORLD YOU CREATED.
A WORLD WHICH FEELS STRANGE FOR US RIGHT NOW AS WE CONTINUE TO FIND OUR WAY THROUGH THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC.
WE ARE ANXIOUS FOR OURSELVES, OUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS.
WE PRAY FOR THE DOCTORS NURSES AND SCIENTISTS AND ALL WHO ARE WORKING HARD TO DISCOVER A VACCINE AND FIND THE RIGHT MEDICINES TO HELP AND HEAL US ALL
THANK YOU THAT EVEN IN THIS ANXIOUS TIME WE KNOW YOU ARE WITH US; HELP US TO PUT OUR TRUST IN YOU TO KEEP US SAFE.
LORD, IN YOUR MERCY


HEAR OUR PRAYER


LORD, WE ASK FOR YOUR BLESSING ON OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY THAT OUR NEIGHBOURHOODS BE PLACES OF TRUST AND FRIENDSHIP WHERE ALL ARE KNOWN AND CARED FOR.
WE PRAY FOR THOSE ISOLATED OR HOUSEBOUND THAT WE MAY BE ALERT TO THEIR NEEDS AND CARE FOR THEM IN THEIR VULNERABILITY,
FOR THE LONELY BE THEIR CONSOLATION,
FOR THE ANXIOUS BE THEIR HOPE,
WHEN THERE IS DARKNESS BE OUR LIGHT.
WE ARE YOUR PEOPLE, LORD, HELP US TO BE GIVING AND LOVING, TO HAVE COURAGE WHEREVER WE ARE, FOR AS LONG AS IT TAKES, AND WHENEVER YOU CALL US.

LORD IN YOUR MERCY


HEAR OUR PRAYER

MERCIFUL GOD, WE ENTRUST TO YOUR TENDER CARE THOSE WHO ARE ILL IN MIND, BODY OR SPIRIT AND IN PAIN.
MAY THEY KNOW YOUR EVERLASTING ARMS ARE THERE TO HOLD THEM SAFE. COMFORT AND HEAL THEM AND RESTORE THEM TO HEALTH AND STRENGTH.
TODAY WE THINK OF BISHOP PETER HANCOCK STARTING TREATMENT FOLLOWING HIS RECENT DIAGNOSIS. WE ALSO PRAY FOR HELEN WATKINS, YVONNE ROWLANDS & MEG LONGMAN.

LET US NOW TAKE A MOMENT TO THINK OF THOSE KNOWN PERSONALLY TO US AND WHO HOLD SPECIAL PLACES IN OUR HEARTS AND SAY THE PEBBLE PRAYER FOR THOSE WHO ALSO HAVE CONCERNS FOR OTHERS*

LORD IN YOUR MERCY


HEAR OUR PRAYER


LORD, IN THE MIDST OF THIS TROUBLED TIME, WE SEE LIFE IN OUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE CONTINUING TO THRIVE.
WE PRAY FOR A RICH AND BOUNTIFUL HARVEST FOR OUR FARMERS.
WE SEE BLACKBERRIES APPEARING ON THE HEDGEROWS, A SIGN OF THE COLOURFUL SEASON OF AUTUMN APPROACHING, A HOPE FOR THE FUTURE IN THE KNOWLEGDE THAT YOU WILL ALWAYS BE OUR FUTURE AND OUR SALVATION.

GIVE US WISDOM TO PERCEIVE YOU LORD
DILIGENCE TO SEEK YOU
EYES TO BEHOLD YOU AND
A HEART TO MEDITATE WITH YOU

LORD IN YOUR MERCY


HEAR OUR PRAYER


GRACIOUS GOD, WE THANK YOU FOR THIS TIME TOGETHER IN PRAYER.
IN THE WEEK AHEAD WE PRAY FOR AN AWARENESS OF YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT IN ALL WE DO.

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


*The Pebble Prayer:
Loving Father, in whose hands we place ourselves day by day, we bring to you all those whom these pebbles represent, their needs or their remembrance, committing all things to your love.

We know that we are all important to you and so we pray also for those who used these pebbles in love and concern for others.

We ask this in the name of your dear son, our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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