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 3rd Sunday of Advent Year B – 17th December 2017

Mindful of the words of the prophet Isaiah, we gather our thoughts and prayers with hope and humbly call on God to help us in our needs.

Holy God,as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of Christ our Saviour we ask that you will answer our prayers and make us a holy people, fit to greet him with eager hearts. May our Church leaders be blessed with wisdom and holiness to guide us through this season of Advent, to a holy, peaceful and joyful Christmas.  We raise before you our Church here in the Costa Blanca, and ask that with eager longing for the return of Christ, our Advent celebrations may help all who join with us to prepare a place in their hearts and homes for you and your son Jesus Christ our Lord

(Short Silence)

Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

Creator God, help the leaders of nations to seek that justice and peace which come from the Word of God, may there be good news for the poor and the broken hearted; release for those illegally or wrongly imprisoned and an end to the conflicts throughout the world which lead to so much grief and mourning.  We pray too for all those who strive to rebuild in places which have been ravaged by war or natural disaster

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Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

Father God, your son Jesus you lived an ordinary life in Nazareth, with human parents, brothers and sisters. He understand the difficulties faced in families. We pray for all of those involved in providing support for troubled families and strengthening our community life.  We especially pray for our family members who have not yet heard of the coming of Christ and that this Christmas they may hear and believe the Good News and receive the gift of the Christ Child.

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Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

Merciful God, may your blessing be upon all those who are in pain or sickness, those who are anxious or troubled. We know that you are always present with us, even when sometimes you seem far away. Help us to feel your presence when we pass through dark places, and sustain us and all who suffer through our pains and sorrows.

(add names of those requesting prayer)

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Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

Gracious God, may those who have died may be granted the peace of your heavenly kingdom.  Give rest to the souls of those who have gone from our lives to meet with you and may they now, released from pain or sorrow, find life eternal at rest in your presence.

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

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Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

Faithful God, as we continue this Advent journey, teach us to turn to you in times of joy and pleasure as well as we do when faced with fear and sorrow.  Help us to put our differences behind us and to unite behind the great commission of Jesus to make disciples of all nations and all people.

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

 

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