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Prayers of Intercession Ordinary 22 Year A

By Mrs Mary Stubbs

Prayers of Intercession


The Bidding is - Lord in your mercy;

Response – Hear our Prayer

Heavenly Father, we give you thanks for the men and women of faith, who down the centuries have taught us how to be your children. We give you thanks for the inspiration of their lives, and ask that we may grow to be worthy of joining the company of the saints in heaven.
We thank you for the promise of eternal life and the hope of glory and commend to your everlasting love and care those who have died.

We light a candle to symbolise our prayers and the light of Christ which eternally shines and brings hope, a light which no darkness can quench. We remember – -------- and all of those who mourn them. You turn our darkness into light and in your light shall we see light.
Lord in your mercy, Hear our Prayer

Dear Lord – we are aware of the struggle between good and evil, of suffering and disaster in our world, before which we feel helpless. But we believe that all creation has value in your eyes and we bring before you the people and situations that concern us – the victims of fires, floods and hurricanes, civilians caught up in violence and insurgency in Iraq and the Middle East, people suffering from poverty, Aids, slum clearances in Africa, people in this country – injured, traumatised, dying as the result of crime and terrorism. We pray for them your peace and endurance; and for those who are emergency workers, doctors, nurses, we pray you will give them strength and compassion.
We pray for the leaders of nations and communities, people with influence, that they may have your wisdom and understanding.
May your love triumph over hatred and bitterness.
Lord in your mercy, Hear our Prayer

Dear Lord – we pray for our families, friends and neighbours, remembering those who are angry, dispirited and grieving, that God’s light and love may come into their lives.
We pray for those who are ill, in pain, frightened of what is to come next, those known to us personally. Grant them comfort, and resilience
We also remember at this time young people, who after their exam results, seek to plan their future at school, college or in the workplace.
May your Spirit give them guidance, and show them the way ahead
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our Prayer

Almighty God and heavenly Father –
We pray for our churches here at St. Mark’s and Putnoe Heights, in our diocese and district, our ministers and leaders, all involved in mission, care and witness –
Open our eyes to see you at work in our world;
Grant us wisdom in using our gifts, grace to enliven our churches, and
courage to transform our communities.
By your Holy Spirit,
Equip us for the challenge ahead, excite us to follow your vision and empower us in witness and service.
To you be the glory through Jesus our Saviour and mighty Redeemer.

Gathering our prayers and praises into one, let us sing 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