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INTERCESSIONS 30 July

Dear Lord God, we thank you for bringing us to this place of peace and tranquillity today to sing, worship and pray to you, to give thanks for all the goodness in our lives and to pray for all that troubles us.   For each one of us there was a reason for coming here this morning,  we ask you Lord will graft, increase and nourish the seed which has been sown and through your Fatherly mercy and affection will keep that seed growing until it blossoms and magnifies your Holy name.

Lord in your mercy

We give thanks Lord for our community in Markbeech, Four Elms and Hever and for the faithful ministry of Wendy.  We give thanks for the many aspects of summer fun that we enjoy together – for the success of the village fetes in Four Elms and Chiddingstone; and for summer parties and picnics.  We pray for all the couples being married this summer in our churches and pray that they have felt  the love of God that shines through their wedding day and that this stays with them during all their lives together. We give thanks for holidays and pray that families may truly relax and enjoy their time together.

Lord in your mercy

Heavenly father, we pray for our children and our children’s children; we pray for all the children in our community, in our country and across the whole world.  We pray that you will guide parents and be with them during all the difficult decisions that they make on behalf of their children.  We pray that the needs of children will be given the highest priority in our social welfare and education budgets.  We pray that we find it in our hearts to treat displaced children as we would treat our own, and to take responsibility for the poor and needy, wherever they come from.

Lord in your mercy

Dear Lord, we pray for the sick whether in mind or body.  We pray for all those undergoing treatment for cancer and for those who are supporting them.  We pray for all those undergoing tests for worrying symptoms and for those who are supporting them.  We pray for all those who are feeling low and depressed and for those who are supporting them.  Let us have a few moments silence to bring to mind all those close to us who need our prayers at this time. ….  Lord, we ask that they may feel the comfort of your love in their darkest moments and that their gloom is lifted.

Lord in your mercy

Lord, we pray for all those whom we have loved who are now departed this life. May they rest in peace, and rise in glory. By your grace, may they and we be one in you in life everlasting.

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

Nicola Talbot

Intercessions 28 May

Heavenly Father, we thank you for all you have given to us. We thank you for our families and friends, for the people in our lives that have treated us with love, for our church and our priest Wendy, but most of all we thank you for Jesus, for his love and teaching, for his death on the cross, his Ascension and the new life he brought to us as a result of this.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

God bless Elisabeth our Queen and her family. God bless our Prime Minister and everyone involved in difficult negotiations for the future of our country. God bless and guide all the leaders in the world and their advisors, the powers you have given to them may be put to good use and may their decision be wise and may they bring people together. We pray for unity and understanding.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

We pray for the ones affected by the attack in Manchester, for the people that have lost their lives, those who are suffering and the ones who fight terrorism. We mourn with them and ask you to bring healing into their lives. We also are reminded how fragile our life is and how we should appreciate the joyful moments we spend with our loved ones.

We pray for the police, and the security services that they may find ways to prevent future attacks on our way of life. We pray that evil plans against humanity are not carried out with success. We pray that all those who think about giving their lives to take others that they will see the light of your teaching and love and they will stop.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

We pray for the truth, that it may always rise above individuals, no matter how influential they are. We pray for the media to stay impartial, for people to keep informed and to recognize truth and follow a Christian path.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

We also ask for your blessing for friends and neighbours and we pray for people in our community that are ill in body or mind or spirit

May your presence be with them and relieve their suffering, help them restore.

We pray for the departed, Nigel Snelling Collyer, Monty Koppell, take their souls and brng comfort to those they leave behind.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

We pray for our parents, for the people that have shaped us to be, for all their love and happy memories we had together with them. We thank you for having them in our lives, but most of all we thank You God, Heavenly Father for coming into our lives and for holding our hand whenever we needed you.

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

Ana Roxburgh

New Prayer Group

There has been a slight feeling that the prayer group was sort of secret, and the domain of only of a few.
WIth that in mind it is being restyled hopefully to lose the exclusive feeling. The new group will just be called ‘The Benefice Prayer Group’ and will meet on the first Thursday of each month at 11am in The Rectory. It will be a reflective group that will focus on pastoral issues and prayer, praying for people in the community, national and international issues. From that group it is hoped that the pastoral needs of the Benefice will be met through visits and contact of members. So please put this in your diary and feel welcome to join the group as and when you can, and bring to it any particular concerns so that they can be prayed for.