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Prayers of Intercession 10 April 2005

Let us pray for all people everywhere according to their needs.

O risen Lord, Christ and Saviour, we pray for people of every race and belief, and in every kind of need: make your ways known on earth, your saving power among nations.

We pray for the Catholic Church as it mourns the loss of Pope John Paul II and celebrates his life and achievements. Guide and inspire the conclave of cardinals as they choose the new pope. May the spirit of unity we have seen in the past week be the start of a new spirit of friendship, that in future all who call themselves Christians may go forward in unity and strength. We pray for courage, wisdom and guidance to stand up for our faith when it is challenged and guide us all in our ministries as we journey through life.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

We pray for the Royal family and ask for your blessing on the marriage of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. May past unhappiness be put behind them and hurts be healed, so that they may face the future with confidence and hope.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

We pray for our country as we enter an election campaign. Inspire candidates at all levels of government, whether national or local, in an ethical campaign. Guide us, as voters, to make wise choices so that we may be governed wisely in justice and peace.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

We pray for those threatened with loss of their livelihood and facing an uncertain future, and for all who suffer in mind or body and for those who care for them. We pray for the sick; for those who mourn; for those without faith, hope or love. We pray for any known to us who are in special need of our prayers at this time, especially those known personally to us. We remember them now in a moment of silence ….
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Jesus Christ is the light of the world, a light which no darkness can quench. We remember before God those who have died and light a candle to symbolise the light of Christ, which eternally shines and brings hope. We remember
You turn our darkness into light: in your light shall we see light.

Merciful Father,
accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
Gathering our prayers and praises into one, let us say the Lord’s Prayer together.
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
On earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours
Now and for ever. Amen.