Prayers for this coming Sunday

Prayers of Intercession   The prayers at our Sunday Eucharist usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

  • The Church of Christ, our local church and Diocese
  • Creation, human society, the Sovereign and those in authority
  • The local community, our families, friends and neighbours
  • Those who suffer
  •  The communion of saints, the departed and the bereaved

Please use and share these prayers as you will. There is no copyright on communications with God our Heavenly Father, his beloved son Jesus Christ our Lord or with the Holy Spirit and Lord of Life.

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Intercessions for Tenth Sunday after Trinity Year A- 20th   August 2017

Sisters and brothers in Christ, God invites us to hold the needs of friends and loved ones before Him. And so, loving our neighbours as ourselves, we offer our thanksgivings and our petitions on behalf of the church and the world.

(Short Silence)

Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

Faithful God, we pray today O Lord for your blessing to be upon this congregation, upon this church and upon our Chaplaincy, and for your presence to be seen vividly in what we do and say each day. We pray that your joy and your love will flow freely in and through us and that we might never be a temptation to those around us.

(Short Silence)

Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

Creator God, we pray for all in authority that they may never be tempted to abuse or misuse their power. We continue to pray for persecuted Christian believers and for minority Christian communities where they are under pressure and for all who suffer for their faith.

(Short Silence)

Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

Father God, we pray for the times when our blinkered vision prevents us from taking care of our immediate family and household or when through our busyness, we take no part in the life of our neighbourhood or wider community.

(Short Silence)

Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

Loving God, friend of those in need, your Son Jesus can free us from our burdens and heal our bodies and spirits. We pray for those still burdened, those seeking healing, those in need within the church and the world. We pray too for those suffering from addiction of any kind and ask that you help them to put the temptation of Satan and the world behind them.

(Short Silence)

 (add names of those requesting prayer)

Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

Merciful God, we commend into your hands those who have departed this life. You gave them breath and loved them through their journey of life.  Receive them now at the end of that journey into your eternal presence and may their sous rest in everlasting peace.

(Short Silence)

(add names of the recently departed or on Anniversary list)

Gracious God, as we go out into the world we pray that we may reflect your love in our families, our church and our community; so that the world can witness that we are followers of Christ and draw others into his loving care.

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

 

 

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