Intercessions

Intercessions

                                                   Intercessions written by a member of our Benefice


The Second Sunday of Lent, 25th February 2024


Risen and ascended Lord, you live for ever to intercede for us.

Graciously assist us as we now join in intercession for others.

Deepen our understanding of your great love for them and for us;

deliver us from self-concern;

and make us channels of your grace to those for whom we pray,

To the glory of your name,

Amen

 

Father, we pray for your church throughout the world,

that it may share to the full in the work of your Son.

We pray for the church here in the United Kingdom, for all Bishops and clergy

and we thank you for all who minister to us in this Benefice.

As we begin preparations for the appointment of a new Rector we pray:

Beloved God,

You have welcomed each one of us in Jesus and called us to be his body in this place.

We give you thanks for all that has been and all that will be.

We ask your guidance as we work together to hasten the end of this time of vacancy:

guidance to be light in our community,

guidance to love and encourage one another,

and guidance to draw to us the person that is right for us and our community.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer

 

Father, we pray for peace between and within all countries where there is war or conflict, and we bring before you all who suffer as a result:  the hungry, the homeless,

the destitute, all refugees and hostages.

We pray that your Holy Spirit may rest on all who bear responsibility for government among the nations.

Give them wisdom, courage and strength, that they may make and maintain

a true and lasting peace, so that the peoples of the world may dwell together

without enmity and without fear.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer

 

Heavenly Father, we commend to your love and care

those who suffer in body, mind or spirit,

especially those known to us whom we hold up to you in silence now…

 

in your goodness and mercy grant them health of body,

soundness of mind and peace of heart, as is your will.

We thank you for the skill and dedication of all doctors, nurses and carers,

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer

 

We pray for loved ones departed and who now rejoice in your love and peace

and ask that you will surround all those who mourn with your loving comfort and support,

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer

Be our strength in hours of weakness,

In our wand’rings be our guide;

Through endeavour, failure, danger,

Father, be thou at our side.

 

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

Amen