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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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Yate Mothers’ Union Intercession Prayer

Season of Lent, 12-18 March 2017

Creator God, father of Lord Jesus Christ and creator of us all, we offer this prayer for the Mothers’ Union (MU) throughout the world, supporting family life everywhere.

Isaiah spoke of a voice calling in the the desert. Today is a different kind of desert. Now there is too many voices. It is hard for one to be heard amongst them, so let our actions speak for us. Lord let everyone see our efforts as we work for You. May our accomplishments in Your name be to honour Your son. Help us to act with grace, that through us those we affect by our actions may feel Your grace too.

In a world where there is injustice, give us strength to speak out for justice and peace. We do not ask for everyone to be equal. Father we ask that everyone has an equal opportunity, to help themselves, their families and their communities.

God of grace and justice who guides those who listen, guide and support our Mothers’ Union family around the world as we pray for:

Kajo – Keji, in South Sudan.
Tarime, in Tanzania.
Dutse and Akoko-Edo, in Nigeria.
Canterbury, In England.

We thank You for the freedom to worship You. We pray for those struggling to make Lent a time of spiritual growth. May they find Your peace in their hearts.¹

We pray for all MU members. May You be with us in every part of our lives, encouraging and leading, sheltering and strengthening us, so that we may work to Your praise and glory.²

Amen.


  1. Adapted from Families Worldwide daily prayer Thursday 16th March 2017.
  2. Adapted from Families Worldwide Issue 1.17 introduction.