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Intercession Prayer for Sunday 23rd July 2017

The 6th Sunday of Trinity.


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Heavenly Father, whose love is wider than our imagination, send Your Holy Spirit as we pray to You in the name of Your Son, our redeemer Jesus Christ.

Thank You that we can worship you in our homeland, that we can do so without fear. We remember places where to worship in Your Holy name might bring persecution We pray that soon everyone of faith may have freedom to worship you.

When Jesus told the parable of the weeds (Matthew 13: 24-30), he showed the need for patience, to separate the wheat from the chaff. Give us patience not to get caught up by the ‘have it now’ inclination, but to have self restraint for the richer rewards to come. Let this patience not be lazy, just waiting. Help us to flower amongst the weeds.

As school holidays begin, we pray for the children and young people, their teachers and carers. May the holidays refresh them for the next school year.

We pray for those leaving school to begin work or higher education. For those nervous about joining a new school, college, university or working for the first time. Prepare and support them for the next steps of their journey, whatever those steps might be. Guide them always along Your path.

We pray for the people of Lincolnshire and of Coverack in Cornwall, affected by flash floods after the storms. Let the resources be available to clear the devastation and return homes to liveable condition, and livelihoods back to business. Lord, help the relief workers making buildings safe and habitable again and help residents rebuild their communities after the reconstruction and refurbishment is complete. We pray for generosity and compassion in finding them temporary accommodation until they can return to their homes.

We give thanks for our homes whilst we remember the homeless and the refugees, wherever they are and whatever the cause. As the world refugee crisis shows no sign of slowing, we think today of South Sudan where towns near the country’s border have lost over 90% of their population.

We pray for the negotiations taking place to agree the conditions of the UK departure from the European Union. We pray for the negotiators of both UK and EU that their discussions be constructive, not confrontational. Help them to quickly reach agreement on citizens rights that are fair to all and ends uncertainty of anyone making a home, living and working in a country other than their homeland.

Father we bring to You those we know who are unwell or injured in body, mind or spirit. Offer them Your healing, to each in the way best fitted to their own need and we each offer to You, Father, the unspoken words of our own hearts.

Living God who loves all that You have made, give to us your compassion that others may see it through us in how we treat our brothers and sisters, friends and neighbours. Let our ears hear Your words of grace, given to us by Your Son, Lord Jesus Christ.

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

Amen.

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Intercession Prayer for Sunday 4ht June 2017

Pentecost

Updated following the events in London on the evening of Saturday 3rd June 2017

Heavenly and glorious Father, You sent Your Son to be our shepherd and saviour, to show us the way to You. Thank you for bringing us together as Your church. Hear this prayer on the day of Pentecost, that we offer in the name of Jesus Christ.

On the first Pentecost, You sent Your Holy Spirit like tongues of flame, and in the presence of the spirit all those present with different languages understood one-another. There are still many languages today as then, but only two are universal. The language of love and the language of hate. Father teach us to speak only the language of love.

We pray for our coming General Election. Let us vote with consideration of what is in the best interests of all, not just our own individual wants. Father guide the government elected to implement the policies that are necessary, not just those that are popular. We pray for our politicians to govern with honesty and integrity.

Father God, comfort those who have suffered loss or injury, especially in the bomb blast in the Afghan capital Kabul, this week. Strengthen and guide the emergency services and workers bringing aid and relief to the injured and maimed. Safeguard from anxiety those handling the bodies of the dead.

We give thanks for the fast response of our security services to the unprovoked attack on civilians in London, on London Bridge and in the surrounding area. Let us seek only justice, not revenge which leads only to more violence.

We pray for our Brothers and sisters of other faiths. Help us to see the elements of truth and justice in beliefs that might be different from our own. Inspire us to act towards those who seek You under other names, in the same way as we act towards each other.

Father whose love is wider, deeper and stronger than our imagination can comprehend, we pray to You for the sick and injured. Send Your breath of life to restore and heal those in need. Comfort and support the ill, guide and support those who care for them and hear the the unspoken words of our own hearts.

God of all blessings, thank you for the gift of life, for the air we breathe and the food that sustains us. For the love of family and friends and the mystery of creation. For the beauty and joy we find in You and for the hope You give for the future.

Merciful Father, accept this prayer for the sake of Your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Amen.

Intercession Prayer For Sunday Sunday 11th September 2016

 For the fifteenth Sunday after Trinity.

Prayer1-1-small.jpgGod of hope and goodness, father of our saviour Jesus Christ, hear our prayer offered in His name.

As children and young people return to school or higher education we pray that their studies prepare them for adulthood. Guide those returning to school and comfort and support children going to school for the first time. Bless the teachers and all who give time and energy to care for children, to give them a bright future in which they can thrive.

We pray for places where education is sketchy, non-existent, or is not free. Give everyone and especially children access to education to get literacy skills they need for their own futures and for the futures of their communities and countries.

Jesus told the parable of the lost sheep and, like the shepherd searching for his sheep, Jesus searches for us. Father in heaven, send Your Holy Spirit to be our guide, so that Your son need not seek us but we search for him.

Heavenly father we remember the attack on the World Trade Centre, 15 years ago today in which nearly 3000 people died. We pray for injured and dead victims of terrorism and for bereaved families and friends. Give us eyes and ears to be vigilant, to help prevent more acts or terrorism. We ask not for revenge upon terrorists but for justice and the safety and security of all people.

We pray that the initiative agreed between America and Russia will bear fruit, helping bring peace to Syria, at war with itself and Islamic State for more than 5 years.

God of the one and the many, who gives everyone the same love, support those from broken homes, those who cannot find their place in society, the alone, isolated and lonely. Give hope to those who fear for their children’s future.

God of true healing, we pray for the unwell, in hospital or ill at home; for people struggling with despair or depression and for all their carers. We think of people we know who suffering or recovering and offer these prayers for them,

Glorious and gracious Father, let our ears hear You, let our eyes see You and our hearts perceive your presence. May we dream Your dreams, reflect Your love, do Your work, empowered by Your Holy Spirit and may we taste Your peace.

Merciful Father, accept this prayer for the sake of Your son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Amen.

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Intercession Prayer For Sunday Sunday 24th July 2016

 For the ninth Sunday after Trinity.

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Invisible and eternal God, who sent Your Son into this world to teach us your ways, as Luke reminds us that Jesus taught His disciples to pray, may we learn His lesson of prayer too, and pray to You in faith. We ask You to hear our prayer, offered in Jesus name.

As the children and young people begin their school holidays, we pray that those who will be returning to school or to higher education in the autumn will be refreshed. We pray for those awaiting the results of exams; give them patience; and for those leaving education to begin their working lives; give them the opportunity to find fulfilling careers. Father we pray that they thrive in a world of love and hope, knowing your grace.

We pray for our new Prime Minister and her government. Guide them as they lead our country into a new and different relationship with the remaining members of the European Union. Help Teresa May and her team find common ground on which to focus, as they negotiate our departure from the European Union.

We pray for places where there is hate and conflict, where those weak of heart, mind and faith try to compensate with strength of arms and persecution of the faithful and peaceful. Help them to see that faith is stronger than weapons. That forgiveness brings freedom and that love is stronger than hate.

Father forgive those responsible for the blast in the Afghan city of Kabul, which killed 29 people yesterday and injured many more. Forgive too the killer of the 9 victims in shot in Munich. Comfort and strengthen the bereaved. Let the perpetrators face justice, not revenge.

We pray especially for the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo, for the 300,000 innocent victims trapped in the rubble and devastation of the nation’s civil war. Help us to show generosity to the fleeing refugees, by sharing your generosity to us giving them safe and secure places in which to make new homes.

Father God, through Your son you freed us from death, yet still we fear it. We pray for those who have departed this life, especially those whose death was by human hand and not your will. We ask you to comfort and strengthen those bereaved by their passing.

Gracious God we pray for your healing of those who are sick in body, mind or spirit. Give strength to the tired, hope to discouraged and those living in fear.
Glorious and gracious Father, when we leave this place, let our ears hear you, let our eyes see You and our hearts perceive your presence. May we dream Your dreams, reflect Your love, do Your work and may we taste your peace.

Merciful Father, accept this prayer for the sake of Your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Amen.

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Edited prayer, missed from Sunday 5th June 2016.

Prayer1-1-small.jpgEternal Father, creator of us all, who sent your son amongst us to be the Servant King who showed the way to freedom, help us to become His servants and find the true freedom He offers to all who have faith. Father Hear this prayer that we offer in Jesus name.

We pray for all who are not free, whether their captivity is physical, mental or of the spirit. May national and international leaders work for justice, peace and freedom where there is oppression, intolerance and dictatorship.

We pray Queen Elizabeth II, and remember her quoting her earthly father:

I said to a man who stood at the gate of the year, “Give me light that I may tread safely in to the unknown” and he replied, “Go out into the darkness, and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light , and safer than a known way.”

Let us follow our Queen Elizabeth II’s example, and each of us place our hand into God’s hand.

God of water, Lord of life, we pray for all being baptised today. We welcome them into Your holy family. Bless them and guide them now and throughout their lives that they may thrive.

May we who are Baptised be renewed in our baptismal promises in a spirit of love and trust.

Gracious God, we pray to You to lay your healing touch upon the unwell, the hurt and the injured, whether in mind, body or spirit. Let your healing power flow into them and fill them with renewed life and strength.

May the light of God surround them,
may Your presence enfold them,
and may Your power heal them.

Glorious and gracious Father, as we leave this place, let my ears hear you, let my eyes see You and my heart perceive you and as we feel your presence,
may we dream Your dreams, reflect Your love, do your work and may we taste your peace.

Merciful Father, accept this prayer for the sake of Your Son, our saviour, Jesus Christ.

Amen

Intercession Prayer for 17th April 2016

The Fourth Sunday Of Easter. 
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God our Father, and Father to Your Lamb, our Shepherd, hear us as we pray to you in Eastertide, for your world, your church and for ourselves. We give thanks that you bring us together to worship you in the company of those who believe and trust in Jesus Christ.

We pray for our Queen, Elizabeth II, in her 65th year on the throne as our monarch, in this year of her 90th birthday with celebrations beginning this week. We give thanks for her humility, wisdom, compassion, and especially for her example to us. May her reign continue for many years and her successors and ourselves be inspired by her example.

Father, we know who our queen is. We pray for those who, like in John’s gospel, do not know or do not believe in Jesus Christ as the true king.

As the Europe referendum campaigning begins, we pray that the opposing campaigns do not resort to sniping but present reality not rumour, so that the electorate can make an informed judgement, based on fact not fear, how to vote.

We pray for the schoolgirls kidnapped from the Nigerian village of Chibouk two years ago this week. Send Your Holy Spirit to support both the girls and their families and to intercede with their captors, to return the girls to their mothers’ and fathers’ unharmed.

Father God, we pray for the places torn by conflict, for the families displaced by war and for mercy to refugees. We pray for those where there is intolerance of the different, whether that difference be religious, cultural or colour. We know you are present among the suffering, let your comfort be felt by those in darkness, pain and in need.

Strengthen those who support the increasingly fragile ceasefire in Syria, or anywhere there is conflict.

Heavenly Father, we pray for those whose hearts are saddened by death. Let them feel the comfort of the Holy Spirit, and the fellowship of our church family around them, until all are reunited in Your heavenly kingdom.

We pray for the unwell or injured, in mind, body or spirit. Strengthen and comfort them. We give thanks for the skill and dedication of medical staff who have treated those recovering. May their return to health be swift and they feel your presence, with its gentle healing.

Jesus Christ is the light to the world. Sometimes that light may seem dim but it is always visible, like a beacon in the dark to guide us. Draw us ever closer to your light and help us to reflect your radiance to those around us, that they may also by guided.

Merciful Father accept this prayer for the sake of your son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Amen

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Intercession Prayer For Sunday 28th February 2016

The Third Sunday of Lent
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Father God, who listens to all prayers offered in faith, we pray to You knowing that although we might not see it answered, You will not ignore our prayer. We offer it for Your world, Your church and for ourselves, trusting in Your wisdom, in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ.

Open our minds as we pray to you. Open our hearts to pray with sincerity, and open our eyes so that we might see and understand when you respond.

In our busy lives, we have learned expect to get what we want now. Teach us patience, as Jesus taught when he told the parable about the fig tree. Remind us that, like the ripening of the fruit of the fig tree, some things cannot be speeded up, or rushed.

We pray for the Fijian islands, recovering from Cyclone Winston. Give strength to the workers clearing the devastation, making homes habitable again and dealing with the bodies they find. Give wisdom to leaders directing recovery operations and give conscience to richer countries, to provide necessary aid.

Thank You Father that the World Food Programme aid has reached Deir al-Zoura, a besieged area in Syria. We pray it will be the beginning of more, much needed, aid reaching those people.

We pray that the ceasefire in Syria will hold and that peace talks can begin, slowing the tide of refugees. We pray for everyone displaced by conflict.

Open hearts to refugees in places they go for safety, to be welcomed where they choose to settle. Protect with your love, Lord, those that stay in their homeland and give them courage to face the dangers.

Comfort the bereaved as we pray for those who have died, and the friends and family who mourn them, weather death is by conflict, disaster or that it was their time. Receive them into Your eternal kingdom.

We pray for the unwell or injured, those who have been treated and are recovering, and for everyone in need of care. We thank You for the support You give to carers, weather medical, professional or friends and family.

Amen

Adapted from a prayer by Sir Jacob Astley, at the battle of Edgehill

Let the peace of this place surround us as we pray.
Let the hurry and worry of life fall away.
We are God’s children he loves us and cares for us.
He is here with us now and always.
Speak to Him thoughtfully and allow Him time to speak to us.
If we forget You, do not forget us.

Merciful Father accept this prayer for the sake of your son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Amen

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