Church Prayers and Intercessions for Sunday Christ the King
Jesus our King, we praise you for all that you have done for us.
We thank you for your willingness to accept victory on a cross, for taking upon yourself the sins of the world and bringing salvation to the world.
As we celebrate your kingship, forgive us that we are so often reluctant to let your reign over us.
Help us to follow your examples of how we should live in your kingdom.
As you washed your disciples feet, so give us strength to be servants of one another.
As you challenged the religious and social conventions which made some people of less worth than others, help us work to ensure that all of your children are valued equally.
Give us strength to model our lives on your life and so may your kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.
We give you thanks for showing your glory in the form of a suffering servant.
As we see you hanging on a cross we glimpse your compassion and love for humankind.
We pray for those who suffer today; those in Syria who are victims of violence, refugees
and asylum seekers who long for places of safety where they can live in peace and care for their families.
We remember Christians around the world who are persecuted because they worship and serve you as their King.
May those in distress know that as they go through times of suffering that you are with them and hear their prayers.
We pray for those who have died and whose memory we treasure.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace and rise in glory. Merciful Father