Intercessions by Mr Ian Farthing
The Bidding for our prayers today is “Lord in your mercy “ and the response
is “hear our prayer”
Lord as we come before you today we ask you to prepare us for your Advent coming, you promised through your son Jesus Christ to hear us when we pray in faith and we bring before you today the needs of the Church and the world
Lord prepare us for your coming – in the church
We pray for your church today, gathering all around the world in tiny churches and great cathedrals to praise you and to hear your holy word. Give us a sense of expectation as we come and inspiration as we go. Help us to put our differences behind us and to unite instead behind the great commission of Jesus to make disciples of all nations and all people. Bless those who preach, and teach the message of your salvation and we pray especially for our own Ministers for Charlie Joan Sam and Neil as they seek to do your will and guide us through our spiritual and worldly journeys.
Lord in your mercy
Lord prepare us for you coming- in the world
Drive away despair from our politics, revive our dreams of justice and truth, restore our passion for what is good and right. Establish your just and gentle rule in Iraq and other areas of the world where there is conflict and where peace has been powerless and violent people have had their day. We ask you to govern the hearts and minds of those who lead our nations and for those in authority that they may act justly, with honesty and integrity according to your will.
Lord in your mercy
Lord prepare us for your coming- in our own community
In our daily life, help us never to forget the supremacy of love. May love motivate our care for our neighbourhoods in Brickhill and Putnoe, may love heal the social ills, which sometimes drag us into despair. May love inspire our citizenship to rise beyond mediocrity. and may we always remember that we are members one of another and that we can never live to ourselves alone.
Lord in your mercy
Lord prepare us for you’re coming- in those in need
At this special service as we bring our gifts to you today as a sign of thankfulness we remember that all that we are, and all that we possess comes from you. Help us to use our gifts and our talents to the greater good of all , challenge us to drive away complacency and apathy when we know in our hearts that we can do more to help and sustain those in need..
We remember especially today the work of Mildmay as they seek to make a real difference for the men, women, children and babies affected by Aids and HIV and we pray that they may know that your guiding hand is with them in their daily works and tireless endeavours .
Lord Jesus you reached out to touch the leper and the outcast. Reach out in love to those with HIV and Aids and those who love them. Give courage to their doctors, nurses and friends so that their touch may be a channel for your healing and strengthening grace.
We pray for others for whom this day will seem long and hard, for those in hospital or ill at home, those struggling with despair or depression, those waiting for a job or important news, and for those for whom this day will be their last, comfort and heal all who suffer , give them courage and hope in their troubles, and bring them the joy of your salvation.
Jesus Christ is the light of the world a light which no darkness can quench we remember before God those who have already gone before us and we light a candle to symbolise the light of Christ which eternally shines and brings hope
We remember James Morgan
You turn our darkness into light in your light shall we see light
Lord in your Mercy
As we leave this place today Advent Lord come even nearer, Come to rejuvenate our faith, come to fortify our social conscience, come to widen our eyes of wonder, so that when the Saviour comes he may steal into our hearts and find them ready.
Merciful father accept these prayers for the sake of your son our Saviour Jesus Christ Amen
We will now join together in saying together the Lords Prayer
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be thy 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 forever. Amen