Intercessions

St Mary's Church, Mudford

Intercessions

Intercessions For The Day of Pentecost : 31st May 2020


These intercessions are written by members of the Five Churches Benefice


Lord God Almighty, pour upon us your Spirit,
and set us on fire with love for you,
that we may bring forth the fruits of love, joy and peace,
and live to the praise of your holy name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen


Come, Holy Spirit.
Come, renew the face of the earth.


Holy Spirit, bringing order out of chaos,
bring order to our actions and purpose to our lives.
Lord, in this time of confusion and anxiety, we pray for ourselves,
our friends and families whom we cannot, at present, meet.
We pray that in the next weeks of easing of lockdown we may all be considerate of others,
and aware of the fears that so many will be experiencing.
We pray for the Government as they lead us through this pandemic,
guide them that their decisions may lead to the best outcome for all.


Come Holy Spirit.
Come, renew the face of the earth.


Holy Spirit, breathing life into all creatures,
Refresh, renew, restore your people.
Lord, we pray for the sick, not only those suffering from the coronavirus,
but for all who suffer in body, mind or spirit.
Today, we pray especially for Meg Longman facing surgery in London this coming week,
for Ken Sherring, that his treatment may result in a rapid improvement in the pain he is experiencing, for Alan Saxty, suffering from severe sciatica, for Joyce Porrett who starts a long course of radiotherapy this week, and for others known to each of us whom we name now in our hearts. We pray also for all who are caring for them.
We thank you, Lord, for all doctors, nurses, health care workers, many of whom are risking their own lives to care for those with coronavirus.
We thank you, too, for all key workers and volunteers who have kept food shops and other services running, and who have been so supportive of those who have been unable to leave their own homes.
We bring before you, Lord, all who are lonely, worried about debt, their employment or their business and we ask you to support them at this very difficult time.


Come Holy Spirit.
Come, renew the face of the earth.


Holy Spirit, giver of all good gifts,
help us to use our talents and abilities aright.
We thank you for all who through their talents enrich and beautify our world,
for artists, writers, craftspeople, for all who communicate and all who work in education.
Today we pray particularly for teachers as they prepare to return to schools,
but in a way that is very far from normal.
We pray too, for all children who have had their lives and education disrupted and who may be frightened for themselves and their families, and for students who have just left school and whose plans for their future have been affected.
We bring before you, Lord, children who suffer from abuse or neglect at home and who
have not been able to turn to teachers or social workers to support them.


Come Holy Spirit.
Come, renew the face of the earth


Holy Spirit, giver of love,
kindle the hearts which without you are dull and cold,
fill your church, our hearts and minds with love.
Come upon all clergy, upon all who serve you,
upon all who strive to proclaim your presence.
Come upon the leaders of all countries, that they may they govern with humility and justice,
and we pray that all may join together in the common purpose of finding a cure for COVID-19.
Come and give strength to the dying.
Come and give comfort to the bereaved.


Come Holy Spirit.
Come, renew the face of the earth


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

Amen

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