Church Prayers and Intercessions for New Years Day
Nurturing God, remembering the exile of the holy family and Herod's slaughter of the children,
we remember all who need our sustaining love.
Hear our prayers for the church and the community in the world.
Let us worship the Saviour with joy and make our prayer to our heavenly Father.
The magi came from the east to worship your Son: Father, grant to Christians everywhere
the spirit of adoration …Lord of glory, hear our prayer.
The infant Christ received gifts of gold, incense and myrrh: Father, accept the offering of our hearts and minds [at the beginning of this year] …Lord of glory, hear our prayer.
The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ: Father, grant an abundance of peace to your world … Lord of glory, hear our prayer.
The Holy Family lived in exile and in the shadow of death: Father, look in mercy on all who are poor and powerless, and all who suffer … Lord of glory, hear our prayer.
Your Son shared the life of his home and family at Nazareth: Father, protect in your love our neighbours, our families and this community of which we are a part …
Lord of glory, hear our prayer.
Father, we rejoice in our fellowship with the shepherds, the angels, the magi, the Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph and all the faithful departed. In your unfailing love for us and for all people,
hear and answer our prayers through your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Lord's Prayer
who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.