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Church Prayers and Intercessions

Church Prayers and Intercessions for The Second Sunday of Epiphany

Mrs Morag Stewart

Prayers – Sunday 19 January 2020
Let us pray.
Heavenly Father, you promised through your son to hear the prayers of those who ask in faith.

We pray that we may listen more attentively to the words of Jesus; give us more awareness of your presence with us, both in our worship and in our daily lives and give us the courage to live out your truth with joy.

Lord in your mercy… Hear our prayer.

We pray for the world-wide Christian Church in all its diversity, bringing the elements of different cultures into their worship and in the service of our Lord Jesus Christ. Especially we pray for those churches who meet together in difficult and often dangerous circumstances. Let them know and feel your all abiding presence to both uphold their courage and strengthen their faith. Transform our darkest places with your light.

In our own church we pray for our ministers, for our leadership team and all those who give their time and talents so generously to build your Kingdom here. We pray for every member of this congregation and ask that you bless us all this coming week.

Lord in your mercy… Hear our prayer.

We pray for our towns and our cities. We pray for areas of danger, for places of corruption, for poor housing and for the homeless. Help us to be more like you in our dealings with the marginalised of our society, and transform, through us, our places of poverty; change our attitudes for the better towards each other.

Lord in your mercy… Hear our prayer.

We pray for our homes that they may be filled with your presence. Make them homes of peace and kindliness, of holiness and hospitality, of grace and goodness; that you may be known to be among us. Lord help us to be more outward looking, to care for our neighbours and to be more aware of the needs of the people around us.

Lord in your mercy… Hear our prayer.

We pray for our hospitals and nursing homes. For the work and devotion of carers whose skill and compassion bring both material and spiritual comfort at times of need. We ask your loving compassion on all whose lives have been marred by tragedy of any kind. We pray for all who are downcast or fearful. We remember those who await a doctor’s diagnosis or an operation. We pray for all who seek healing and hope. We bring before you those most in need in our own community, the elderly, the housebound and those in care.

Lord in your mercy… Hear our prayer.

Lord of all life, we pray for those who have recently died and for those whose anniversary we recall. 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
Almighty Father we pray that as we come before your table today that our communion is a precious times of fellowship with Jesus Christ as we thankfully remember his redeeming love and meet with him as our living Lord.
May we come to your table with joyful and expectant hearts, and go out afterwards nourished and strengthened in spirit to serve you in the world, to the glory of your name
Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.