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St. Mark's Church and Putnoe Heights Church, Bedford, England - The world is our parish

Intercessions  Remembrance Sunday

Let us pray. God our Father, grant us the help of your spirit in our prayers for the salvation of mankind. O God, we thank you for the universe, our great home, for its vastness and its richness, and for all the life that grows upon it, and of which we are part. We praise you for the blue skies, and for the refreshing winds, for the driving clouds, and the rains they bring. We praise you for the salty seas and the fresh running water, for the everlasting hills, for the trees, and for the grass, which grows beneath our feet. We thank you for our senses by which we can experience all these gifts.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Today we remember all those who gave their lives in the First and Second World Wars, and in subsequent conflicts, and particularly we think of those engaged in warfare in many parts of the world today. Have mercy O God on those who are victims of man’s inhumanity to man. We pray that all those who are involved in talks for peace throughout the world may promote the welfare and peace of all mankind.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for this Church and for Putnoe Heights, for Charlie, Neil, Joan, and Sam, and for all who serve in various other positions of authority. Give grace to us, our families and friends, and to all our neighbours, that we may serve Christ in one another, and love, as he loves us. Help us to make our homes patterns of your love, places of mutual trust and forgiveness, places of true sharing and caring, places of deep joy and peace, and unite us all, one to another in the circle of your love.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Jesus healer of the sick, who raised the dead to life, we praise you for the faith you give us to keep on hoping and praying for those who are ill. In a moment of quietness, we name in our hearts those we know or love who are ill at this time.

You know what is best for each person for whom we pray, so we leave the final outcome to your tender mercy. Your healing of people was the centre of your earthly message. May we continue to pray for those who are ill, and may your inner peace, which is ultimate healing, come to us all.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Almighty Father, 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 awhile. 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 brings hope. We remember:-

Alan William Charge.
Christopher John Jackson.

You turn our darkness into light. In your light shall we see light. Lord, in your mercy, hear or prayer.

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

Now we will say together the words of the Lord’s Prayer..