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Intercessions 16th February 2003

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

O God, creator and preserver of all mankind, we pray for people of every race, and in every kind of need: make your ways known on earth, your saving power among nations.

We pray for peace in a world where the clouds of war are gathering. 

We pray for reason and mercy where there is passion and fanaticism; 
for forgiveness where there is hurt and anger; 
for trust and friendship where there is fear and suspicion; 
for truth and openness where there are lies and dissembling. 

We pray for those who hate, that they may learn to love. Grant, Lord that all people may live without fear and hatred as they walk in your ways. 

Lord in your mercy 
Hear our prayer 

Strengthen your church, Lord, to be united in love and prayer. 

Help us to be one while respecting each others' differences, celebrating our variety while facing a common purpose and each pursuing gladly our own mission as we journey through life. 

Lord in your mercy 
Hear our prayer 

We pray 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. 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

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You turn our darkness into light,
in your light shall we see light.

Lord in your mercy 
Hear our prayer 

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

Gathering our prayers and praises into one, let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us.

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.