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Intercessions for Lent 2 by Mr Ian Farthing


The bidding for our prayers is “Lord in you mercy” and the response is ”hear our prayer”

Let us pray in the power of the Holy Spirit who guides and enables the people of God
Lord as your word has been revealed from the days of Abraham until this time make us faithful in our generation to believe your promises and follow the guidance of your Holy Spirit. During this period of Lent, give us a new awareness of your unique sacrifice on our behalf and teach us to be humble in acknowledging that all our gifts come from you for the service of people and the spread of your Kingdom. May you live in us so that in all our small acts of sacrifice the light of your resurrection may shine through and give them meaning.
Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer

Lord you walked on earth and told men to look around them to find God And men saw the beauty and wonders of earth and sky, of flower of field. When we look around we often see factories, offices, houses, cars and traffic and it is easy to forget that the world belongs to God, help us to recognise Gods presence in our modern world, in the wonders of science, in discoveries man has made,in finding and using the resources of the earth. We pray that we may be careful stewards of all your bounteous gifts to us and that we may never cease to marvel in the wonder and mystery of your creation.
Lord we pray for and give you thanks for our community our neighbours, friends and for the people around us with whom we work and share our daily lives. We pray for those who are old and lonely, those isolated because of ill-health, and those who find it difficult to be accepted. Show us all what we can do to help those around us and teach us to be good neighbours and true friends.

Lord in your mercy

Lord we acknowledge with shame and sorrow all the sin, hatred and injustice which have led and still lead to violence and war. We pray for the situation in Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfour and other places in the world where tensions are high,and the peace that is your will seems so far away, we pray that nations and people everywhere may turn to you the Prince of Peace so that war and terror, cruelty and hatred may end and peace and justice, kindness and love may reign.

We thank you Lord for your many miracles of healing, and we pray for all who administer to the sick and infirm.
We bring before you in a moment of quietness those we know or love who are ill or in need at this time, and we name them in our hearts...
We pray that your blessing be upon them and those who love and care for them and we pray that they may find encouragement and peace, that their sorrows and concerns be transformed into comfort, and their loneliness into fellowship with you.

Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer

Lord we ask you to be with all those who are grieving today over the loss of a loved one. May their sorrow be lit with the brightness of the Resurrection. May they be assured that they will meet again those whom they have loved and lost for a while.
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

Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer

Lord as we go out into the world today we remember that you son was tempted by the forces of evil but chose faithfulness rather than popularity, service instead of fame, sacrifice instead of power. These temptations still come to us Lord and we are far weaker We pray for the strength to shun them as he did so that we may be of use to God and to man. You have taught us to overcome our sins with prayer, fasting and generosity, we pray that you accept our Lenten disciplines and when we fall by our weakness raise us up by your unfailing mercy.

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