Intercessions

Intercessions

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

 

 For Sunday 2nd May

 

Almighty Father,
who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples
with the sight of the risen Lord:
Give us such knowledge of his presence with us,
that we may be strengthened
and sustained by his risen life
and serve you continually in righteousness and truth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen


Christ has no physical body on earth but ours;
No hands but ours; No feet but ours;
Ours are the eyes through which to look out at
Christ’s compassion to the world;
Ours are the feet with which he is to go about
doing good;
Ours are the hands with which he is to bless now.
Holy and Gracious God,
you call us by name, and beckon us to follow you.
May we do so through your grace….

Amen.


God of peace, watch over those who lead us in our various governments and churches.
Fill our leaders with wisdom, patience, insight, and mercy. Help them to lead with kindness and strength.


Lord in your mercy…hear our prayer


God of all blessings,
we thank you for all the gifts of life. For your Son, our Saviour, our great Good Shepherd,
the one who stands at the gate of all life's challenges and joys,
calling out to us in love.


Lord in your mercy…hear our prayer


Dear Lord.
Like a shepherd tending the flock you tend to our needs.
Be present with those who struggle, suffer, or are in pain or sorrow.
Guide those who are lost, or filled with worry and fear.
Protect those who are in harm’s way, heal those who are ill,
mend those who are broken, as only your love can.


Lord in your mercy…hear our prayer


Heavenly Father, we pray for those whose hearts have been saddened by the death of someone close and dear to them, for members of our families who have died and whose anniversary we recall. Help us to experience the comfort of the Holy Spirit within us, and the fellowship of the church family around us until we are reunited once more in your heavenly kingdom.


Lord in your mercy…hear our prayer


Faithful God in the week that lies before us may we reflect Your love in our families, our church and our community; so that the world can see we are followers of Christ and children of God, and draw others into his loving care. Give us today a glad heart and a clear conscience,
that when we come to this day’s end, we may rest in peace with Christ our Lord.


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

Amen