Intercessions

Intercessions

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


Intercessions for 28 February, the Second Sunday of Lent

 


Blessed are you, Lord God.
You have called us into life,
to love and serve you.
You have promised that you are with us always
and that you are our Helper and Guide.


We give thanks for all who hear and obey your call;
for men and women who willingly sacrifice
and deprive themselves for the good of others.
We remember all who have spent their lives in your service.
We ask you to give strength to all who are quietly seeking
to give you their love and their lives.
We remember today all who suffer rejection, pain or distress
for following you.


Lord in your mercy,
hear our prayer.


We remember with gratitude
all who given their lives in research and exploration
for the good of others.
We ask you to bless all scientists and technicians
especially those whose sustained efforts have produced effective vaccines
for combating the Covid pandemic.
We pray for our leaders and those in authority in their attempts
to return us to normality in our everyday lives.
We pray for those working among the poor
and deprived of this world.


Lord in your mercy,
hear our prayer.


We give thanks for all our loved ones do for us,
for their love, their sacrifice and their care.
We seek your blessing upon our homes and our families.
We remember all who are homeless
or have no one to care for them.


Lord in your mercy,
hear our prayer.


We give thanks for the dedication of doctors, nurses
and all hospital staff as they work tirelessly during these difficult times.
We ask your blessing on all who are in hospital
or who are ill at this time
and upon all who care for them.
We remember all who feel neglected
and that no one cares about them.


Lord in your mercy,
hear our prayer.


We remember Jean  from Rimpton, who died in hospital this week, her son Andrew and daughter in law Caroline in Marston Magna, and all her family.


Lord in your mercy,
hear our prayer.


We rejoice that you have called us to eternal life
and that you have invited us
to enjoy your presence for ever.
We pray for all who given their lives
in the service of others,
and for our loved ones departed.
May they now rejoice in the fullness of your kingdom.


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