Category Archives: Prayers

Prayers of Intercession 30 June Ana Roxburgh

Dear Lord, we pray for all the people who have been ordained recently during the Petertide service. Kondoa will be welcoming 11 new priests and deacons, including 4 women, who will be serving Christ in remote villages and in hard circumstances. We wish them all the best and pray that you may guide them where ever their go.

We praying for the future of our ministry, for all those who put themselves into the service of God and of other people. Give them a piece of your wisdom to spread peace and kindness among each other. And we continue to pray for Wendy and Simon and thank you for the leadership and teaching that they provides to us.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

We seek your blessing for our Queen and all the Royal family, and give thanks for their long and devoted service to our country and the Commonwealth. We are grateful for all their continuous work and their setting examples all over the world.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

God of hope, we pray for all those waiting for results, for medical investigations, for new jobs, school and university entrance, for projects that they worked hard for, for choices that they have made. We pray that everyone will find peace in their heart to wait, strength to accept the result and wisdom to make the most of it. Let us not be overcome by emotions, let us feel your presence and your support in everything that we do and feel.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

Heavenly Father, we are worried about those suppressed by others, victims of domestic abuse, modern slavery, for all those who feel abused and abuse others. We pray for all those who live in fear, who suffer and worry. We pray that all this suffering to come to an end, we pray that the abuses to stop, we pray that people stop wanting to control others and put their efforts together into constructive ways.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

Father of all creation, we pray for the hungry people, for farmers, for scientist and for all those working to produce food. We pray for rain where it is dry, for sunshine where is too wet. As population continues to grow we pray for sustainable solution to produce food, for efficient farming, for finding nutritional sources in plants, for more people to approach healthier diets.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

As we celebrate our church here in Hever today and the patron of our church, St Peter, we pray that this will remain a special place for prayer and peace for many years to come. We pray that people will continue to love it, cherish it, take care for it and teach the young to do just the same.

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

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Prayers of intercession Nicki Talbot 3 March 2019

Heavenly Father, we come together today to worship, sing and pray to you knowing that you are here with us in the peace of this precious church. We come here knowing that our frailties, needs and desires are known by you and we pray that the choices we make in our day to day lives are made wisely always keeping the teaching of your son, Jesus Christ at the centre of our existence.

Lord in your mercy

Dear Lord, let us pray for all those serving you within the Church of England. In this parish we give thanks for the commitment and faithful presence of Wendy and all who support her work by keeping your vibrant and joyful spirit alive in our community. At a time when many question the relevance of the Church, give us the presence to be witnesses in the world. Witnesses that strengthen the presence of Christ in our communities. Help us to be the answer to those questions of relevance by what we do and what we are known for.
Make us a welcoming body of Christ here at Holy Trinity so when people think about this Church they think about the real church, the people of God who worship here.

Lord in your mercy

We give thanks, Lord, for the beauty and diversity of our world and the universe that holds it. We give thanks for the oceans, seas, lakes and rivers that provide us not only with fish to eat but pleasure to the senses. Help us, Lord, to take our share of responsibility for their care.

Lord in your mercy

Lord, we pray for all those who have lost their way and been side-tracked, all who are living below their potential or their abilities, all whose lives are unfulfilled, all those who are restricted by oppression or illness; we remember the chronically ill, those in constant pain, the depressed and the despairing. In this parish we pray especially for Len and Jill Linden. We pray for all those on the Benefice Prayer list. Let us take a moment of quiet to bring to mind all those close to us who need your presence, Lord, at this time. We pray for all who are coming to the end of their journey here on earth and pray that they may come into your presence and kingdom. Help us to release these souls to you in the full knowledge that they will find peace at last in your eternal care.

Lord in your mercy

God of all love, we pray for the souls of all those now departed. We pray especially for the soul of Tina Jobson and ask you to be with Trevor, Kerry and Gary at this difficult time as they adjust to life without her. Lead us to a new and deeper faith in your love, which brought your only son Jesus through death into resurrection life. Look with pity on the suffering of all families enduring loss, sustain them in their anguish; and into the darkness of their grief bring the light of your love.

Lord in your mercy

God of love, turn our hearts to your ways; and give us peace.
Amen.

Prayers of intercession Ana Roxburgh 3 March 2019

Holy God as we near the beginning of our Lenten journey, let us become mindful of the suffering that your son Jesus Christ endured for us. We pray that our sacrifice of giving up a small pleasure and our prayers will make us fit to welcome him with open hearts in our homes at Easter.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord forgive our words towards others if they have not always been kind. Let our voices speak out with compassion and calm and our words to offer encouragement. Help us let go of negative thoughts, soften our hearts and pray before we speak.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We thank you for our church, the Ministry of Wendy and all those with whom we share this service here today.

Bless Elisabeth our Queen and Prince Philip, for the symbol of duty, strength and unity that they are.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Father, in this troubled world, when we lay down at night we can’t get our minds to slow down. We keep thinking about today, worrying about tomorrow. Please help us relax and give us rest. Help us think clearly and stay focused. Please dissolve our thoughts of stress and fear and take us to a place of inner peace. Let the gift of your peace come into our hearts and remain with us.

Please help the world leaders to do the same, help them to see through your eyes, to bring peace and solutions to this troubled world of ours.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

In today’s social media driven world, we pray for our children that they stay firm in their faith and beliefs, and that they surround themselves with positive influences. We pray that they may strive to be the best, kind and truth loving people; that they will make the right choices and be positive impacts on the world around them.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for those less fortunate than us, hungry people, hurt, oppressed, sick people, people without a roof over their head, for the lonely and for everyone who has lost someone they love.

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

Intercessions Ana Roxburgh Jan 6th 2019

Heavenly Father, as we near the end of our Christmas celebrations, let us reflect on all the good wishes that we sent out and those that we have received at the end of the year. May we stay true to our belief in our church and hope for a better world, may all our acts of kindness over Christmas continue during the year. Grant us Lord God to find your endless love in our hearts and to spread it wherever we go.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Dear Christ, as the kings laid their gifts at your feet, we come before you today to lay our gifts of devotion to you and to your church, we bring with us all our good thoughts, plans and hopes for a new year. Help us to have open minds, to remain non judgmental and alert to new possibilities.

Dear God, please reach into the hearts of all leaders so that they might see themselves as the kings that kneeled in front of your son. Open their eyes to the needs of our world and give them wisdom to work together and stop promoting the interests of anyone threatening our world.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We thank you for our church, the Ministry of Wendy and all those who bring us together in your sight, guide them in the organization of our church in the year ahead..

Bless Elisabeth our Queen and Prince Philip, give them health and continued wisdom in the year ahead…

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Father of new beginnings, grant us to leave behind anything that troubled us in the past and bring with us everything that makes us happy in the new year.

In this troubled world: awake in us positive thinking; strengthen us and unite us; help us see things through your eyes and to find solutions to problems that trouble us.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord of life, we thank you for all the sunrises, trees, lakes and seas, stars and wildlife. We see you in everything that surrounds us and this reminds us how big the universe is, and how insignificant most of our problems are.

We pray for those less fortunate than us, hungry people, hurt, oppressed, sick people, people without a roof over their head, and everyone who has lost someone they love.

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

Intercessions December 23rd 2018 Ana Roxburgh

We pray for our church here at Hever, for our local community, for our wonderful priest Wendy and for all those who worked hard this year for the benefit of our community.

In this troubled world: awake in us positive thinking; strengthen us and unite us; help us see things through your eyes and to find solutions to problems that trouble us. Help us to genuinely care and love our neighbor; to trust and forgive each othe; to live in peace with ourselves and one another.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Heavenly Father, as we prepare for Christmas, help us to find time in our busy lives, to reflect upon the wonder of the first coming of your Son to us, and rejoice in His birth. Grant all of us that come into Your church this Christmas, that we may renew our relationship with You and find peace in our hearts.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, as we are planning gifts and hoping to receive some as well, make us mindful of the gifts You have given to us, and help us appreciate and care for them and never to take for granted what you have provided.

We pray for those less fortunate than us, hungry people, hurt, oppressed, sick people, people without a roof over their head, and everyone who has lost someone they love. We pray this morning for those lost, hurt and bereaved in the Indonesian tsunami. We are all your children, please guide us to find ways to alleviate and end suffering.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord of life, remind us that we share the world you have created for us with one another and that we need to take care of it. Please help people see that the climate change issue is real, that animals and people all over the world are suffering, and that the time has come for every one of us to help restore our world and stop our own self destruction.

Please give the all the leaders in the world vision to solve this massive problem, give them wisdom to work together and stop promoting the interests of anyone harming the planet.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Gracious Lord, as we welcome the birth of your son in our lives, we think about all children and the joy that they share on the wonder of Christmas. Bless them Lord, help them grow healthy and curious, brave and positive, inspire them to create, to learn, to challenge themselves and make new discoveries, help them be better than us and bring harmony into this world.

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

Intercessions 9th December Nick Irens

Lord God, as once again we prepare for Christmas, help us to find time in our busy lives, to reflect upon the wonder of the first coming of your Son to us in Bethlehem. Grant that all who come into our church this Christmas, may renew their relationship with you and rejoice in the birth of Jesus.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Father, we pray for our Church here in Markbeech; for your faithful servant Wendy, and all who serve to the benefit of our community.
Lord, your Church is so full of possibility and yet so vulnerable. It is needed more than ever by our troubled world and yet is often so weak. Stiffen the resolve, we pray, of every member of this church and increase our sense of purpose, so that we may, with renewed vigour, promote the love and hope that belongs in all Christian people.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Living God, we pray for peace in the world and an end to violence. Remind us that we share your world with others, many less fortunate than we are and who may be resentful. Help us to understand their frustration and work for a more equal distribution of your abundant gifts.
We ask that you bestow on our leaders and politicians a desire to work for the good of all and not just to promote their own self-interest. At this moment of destiny for our nation, give our leaders wisdom and clarity of judgement, to make good the mess they have led us into. May they be guided by the teaching of Christ and his disciples, without which our society will lose all sense of direction.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Gracious Lord, bless our families and friends and all our neighbours, that we may serve Christ together and love one another as he loves us. Help us to make our homes places of trust and forgiveness, places of sharing, places of peace and goodwill, and unite us all in our praise of you.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord Jesus, you enjoyed the happiness and security of your home in Nazareth and in your ministry gave blessing to small children. We ask that you hold all our children in your love and protection. Help them in their days of childhood to share with others, and so be ready to take their places in the world.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God our Father, we pray for those who are sick, who are anxious, sorrowful, or in any kind of need at this time. We remember them now in the quietness of our hearts.
We know that you love them and know their every need far better than we do. We ask that you bless them with your love and reassurance.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Holy God, we pray for those who have died in the faith of Christ. We thank you for the joy of sharing our lives with them.
We pray for those who mourn. Open their minds that they may find a new direction in life, and grant them the comfort of your presence.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Heavenly Father, be with us throughout this Advent season.
Take away our greed and teach us to give as you gave,
Show us your ways, teach us your paths,
That we may walk with you more closely,
Our hand in your hand,
Our feet in your footsteps,
From the baby in a stable and on into eternity.

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

Intercessions 7 Oct 2018 by Nick Irens

In the fading summer sun and shortening days,
cooling breeze, swallows flight, moonlight rays.
In the browning leaves and morning mist,
autumn chill, fruit that falls, frost’s first kiss.
We see the Creator’s hand.

Creator God, as you have blessed the Church with abundant grace, keep her faithful in the offering of word and sacrament, knowing all things come from you and return to you. Send out your labourers to gather the harvest of the world, that all may know the riches of your love.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Creator God, we give you thanks for the fruits of the earth in their season and for the labours of those who harvest them. We pray for all those who bring in the harvest, our farmers and their families, for all those employed in the processing, transport and retail of food, and we pray for a more just distribution of your bounty throughout the world.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Creator God, we remember and pray for those for whom the harvest has failed, who watch their children starve and who have an uncertain future. We pray for those suffering from natural disasters; in particular, we pray for those caught in last week’s earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, and we pray for the relief agencies and aid workers in their efforts to help them.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Creator God, you have given your people a rich land, yet by our sin we have abused it and made a world of greed and sorrow. We are heartily sorry for our negligence in harming your creation and pray that you will help us change our ways. We pray for those who suffer the consequences of our selfishness, that they may come to share our life of comfort and plenty.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Creator God, we pray for all those engaged in medical research. Prosper the work of their searching minds, that their labour may be for the welfare of us all.

We pray for all those who are sick, remembering those who are in hospital or nursing homes and those who care for them. Through your abundant love may they find comfort and hope.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Creator God, your son Jesus Christ is the first fruit of the resurrection and will reap the harvest of the dead in the autumn of their years. We pray that when our time comes, he will gather us together with our loved ones who have gone before, in his garden of joy and happiness.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

Lord, as we leave this church today we ask that your guiding hand may be upon our lives and all those we meet in the days and weeks ahead. Inspire us with your spirit, that those who have, may readily share with those who have not.

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

Intercessions 30 September Marion Purll

We pray for our Saints today being St Michael’s Day. Thank you Lord for the faith of our great Saints and keep us in awe of these great people and allow us to always learn from them.

Lord in your mercy. Hear our prayer

Dear Lord, we thank you for our church for our Diocese, our Benefice, our church wardens and especially for Wendy our priest in charge and for all of us here today. We pray for faith and religion throughout the world.

Lord in your mercy. Hear our prayer

We pray for our Queen, all those in authority under her and for our Royal Family and everything they represent. We give thanks and praise for the world in which we live and the glory within it.

Lord in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

We pray for our families and their love for our friends and neighbours and our whole community. We pray for those soon to be confirmed and those who have recently been or are soon to be baptised, especially David here with us today, for couples who have been or will be married this year. May their lives be filled with peace, happiness and contentment.

Lord in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

We pray for those who are in need, trouble, sorrow, sickness, despair and any other adversity. We pray for the lonely, the homeless those who are starving, the victims of war and conflict. Our thoughts and prayers at this time are very much with the people of Indonesia suffering the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami.

Lord in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

We pray too for those close to home particularly for Julia Mckillop, Huw Roberts, Pat Humphreys, Anne Uphill, Rosemary Bayford, Jill, Len and Michael Linden and for those whose names are included in our prayers from visitors to our church and any other known to us.

We also pray for those recently departed and all those whose years mind fall at this time. We pray for your loving presence both in this world and the next.

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

Intercessions July – Flora Nedelcu

Heavenly Father, we pray for our minds to be stilled and our hearts to be wide open.

We are fellow travellers in a river of faith that has flowed in this place since the foundation of Markbeech church and we ask for strength, guidance and joy in our journey of hope.

We pray for the church, congregations across the world, and we ask for your blessing on this church and parish. We thank you for the inspiring devotion of Wendy and our church wardens and we ask your blessing upon them.

Lord in your mercy….

Lord, we pray for peace in this turbulent world. We pray for truth, so often discarded. We pray for the courage to be truthful to ourselves, to speak the truth as we see it, to speak your truth, and to stand up for the truth in both public and private life.  We ask for your blessing on our Queen, and for your guidance for the leadership of our country and for the communities it contains.

Lord in your mercy…

Lord we remember those whom we grieve for, as we remember those amongst us who mourn.  We bring the living to you those known to us who suffer hurts of the body or the mind. We ask for your comfort and the healing balm of your love, for ourselves and for each other.

Lord in your mercy…

Lord we pray for our local community, the parish and churches of Markbeech, Hever and Four Elms, we ask your blessing on all who live and worship here and on the beautiful land that sustains us. We pray that we are always welcoming to those who come to visit our church, our community, the woods and walks. We pray in this long hot summer for our farmers and gardeners, who grow food and beauty in good measure to nourish us.

Merciful father, accept these prayers…..

Intercessions 27th May Nick Irens

 Creator God, eternally existing in three divine persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we come before you to offer our praise and adoration, and we pray that you will keep us steadfast in our faith in you.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Heavenly Father, fill our hearts and homes with the love you have so freely given. Awaken us to new beginnings. Help us, as part of your universal church, to reach out to others with the good news of Christ.

We pray for Bishop James and our priest, Wendy. We give thanks for those who inspire us by their Christian leadership and we pray that we may be welcoming, to all who come to join us here in prayer.

We ask you to guide us in our relationships with each other, within the Church, within our families and with our neighbours. May you draw us together in your fellowship of love and joy.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Lord our God, we thank you for the blessings of our country and the freedoms we enjoy. We pray for our Queen and her family and we ask you to bless the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan, bestowing on them your great gift of children.

We pray that you guide the nations in the way of justice, liberty and peace. That the Holy Spirit may unite and reconcile the peoples and those in authority, to bring an end to war, hatred and discrimination.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Gracious Father, we give thanks for our beautiful world and ask that you make us more aware of our responsibilities to our environment, our climate and our resources, so we may ensure that the beauty of the earth continues for future generations.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

God of hope, we turn to you for those who are eaten up with guilt and foreboding, those whose Christian life is a steep and rocky path. We bring to you the despairing and despondent, and those who are tempted to do wrong. May they have your guidance and strength.

We pray for all those who are weak, who are ill, who cannot cope on their own, and all those in need or trouble, who ask for our prayers.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Loving Father, we pray for all in hospital and those who care for them. Through your abundant love may they find comfort and hope.

We pray for those we have loved but see no more. They remain forever in our hearts; and may they rest in peace in your heavenly home forever.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Holy Trinity, three persons and one God, may we look for and know your presence in our daily lives,

  • In our relationships
  • In our work and service
  • In our recreation
  • In our worship
  • and in our times of joy and sorrow

Jesus Christ is the light of the world, a light which no darkness can obscure. We pray that you turn our darkness into light and in your light shall we see light.

 

 

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