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

Intercessions for the Twentieth Sunday after Trinity, 17th October 2021

Everlasting God, we pray for all who are disciples of Jesus today and ask that The Holy Spirit will pour into our hearts a love for others that transcends human pride, ambition and selfishness. We pray that we may be true to the example of selfless giving and service shown by Jesus who sought always to heal and restore the broken people of our world.

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Father God, we pray for our families and friends, our colleagues and neighbours. We pray that in loving and serving those around us we may be working with You to make the kingdom of heaven a reality in this community and benefice.

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Faithful God, we pray for all who bear the burdens of pain, bereavement, anxiety and depression. We pray that they may have an awareness of Your presence bearing those burdens with them and always working towards their healing and wholeness.We pray for those who have died and those left to mourn We pray for those known to us in a moment's silence. Bring them peace,and let them know your light in dark times.

Lord in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer.

Heavenly Father we thank you that you are always more ready to hear our prayers and to respond to them in ways that are sometimes beyond our expectations or imagination. Help us to be part of your response through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lord in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

In today’s gospel, Jesus makes it clear that those who are called to be leaders in

his church must be as slaves to his people. We pray for our bishops and religious

leaders that they listen to the words of Jesus and lead God’s flock with humility,

respect and as true shepherds.

Lord, we ask that you hear our prayers and grant us new life and hope through

faith in your infinite love and generosity. We ask this through Christ, our Lord,

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