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Prayers of Intercession Ordinary 13 Year A

By Mrs Delia Shephard


Holy God, Holy Three and Holy One, be with us now as we offer our prayers for the world and ourselves.

Holy Father, you have created all things and made us in your own image. We rejoice in the beauty of your creation. We come before you in wonder and we seek to be sensitive to your mysteries. We ask for wisdom to understand the complexity of the world around us.

We pray for places where your earth is exploited or damaged, where your creatures are abused or misused. We pray for all people who lack freedom or are oppressed.
We remember the citizens of Iraq and the Middle east and we pray for all people living in conflict and war.

Holy God, Holy and Strong One: hear our prayer.

Christ in glory, risen and ascended, you have redeemed us by your love, your give us life which is eternal. We pray to you for all people who walk in darkness, all who cry out in pain, all who feel beyond hope. We remember all those who are rejected, isolated or outcast.

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 that light which eternally shines and brings hope. We remember

May they and those who mourn them know your peace.

Holy God, Holy and Strong One: hear our prayer.

Spirit of God, breathing life into all, we give you thanks for our talents and abilities, for the powers of renewal and refreshment. We pray that we and your church may reach out in love. We pray for our church leaders and for the ministry of all your faithful people. We pray for the outreach and mission of your church across the world and that we here in Bedford may be inspired to find new and imaginative ways of working in our community.

Holy God, Holy and Strong One: hear our prayer.

Holy, blessed and glorious Trinity, One in Three and Three in One,
Bind us together in unity and love. We pray that as we go about our daily lives and experience happiness, disappointments, unexpected events and changes we might find the different aspects of the Trinity at work in us helping us to find reasons for hope and joy.

Merciful Father, accept these prayers in the name of your son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.