Category Archives: Prayers

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

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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

Intercessions 29 April Ana Roxburgh

Dear Lord, we thank you for bringing us into your home today, to this dear place to us, a place of peace and tranquillity to worship, to give thanks for all the goodness in our lives, to pray for things that trouble us and to pray for us and our loved ones.   We pray for Wendy and thank you for the leadership and teaching that she 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 welcoming the newest member of the Royal family, the Queen’s sixth great grandchild and wish him all the best in his journey of becoming part of the Royal family. May Charles lead the Commonwealth with the calm and wisdom of his mother, when his time comes.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

Heavenly Father, we pray that you will help your children less fortunate than ourselves, the suffering, the disadvantaged, the ones hit by natural disasters, injustice and discrimination. Please make your presence felt, bring them comfort and hope, give them strength and will power to restore their lives, their homes, and their dreams.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

Father of all creation, we pray for all those undertaking challenges. Whether they are learning to walk again, struggle to breath or challenge themselves for the benefit of others. Support our meaningful work to improve our lives and of those who surround us. Help us see beauty in our daily lives, in the simple things, the sunshine, flowers growing, bells ringing and appreciate the joys being able to use all our senses.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

God of hope, we are deeply moved by the death of little Alfie. Today we pray especially for his parents, as you God receive him in your tender embrace. We also pray for all the sick and their families, may they receive the treatment that they need, may they find your comforting arms and Your healing.

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.

Intercessions Nick Irens 22 April 2018

Gracious God, whose Spirit helps us in our weakness and guides us in our prayers, we pray for the Church and for the world in the name of Jesus Christ.

Renew the life and faith of the Church; strengthen our witness and make us one in Christ.

Grant that we and all who confess that Christ is Lord, may be faithful in your service and be so filled with the Spirit, that the world may be turned to you.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

Living God, guide the nations in the ways of justice, liberty and peace, and help them to seek the unity and welfare of all people.

Give all in authority wisdom to know and the strength to do what is right.

We pray not only for the victims, but the perpetrators of evil and violence in our world. We pray for a change of heart and attitude, an awakening to a better way of living.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

Loving Father, comfort those in sorrow; heal the sick in body or in mind and deliver the oppressed.

We pray for those whose lives feel empty or cheated, or filled with pain, or worry, or guilt. For all those whose hopes and dreams are in tatters and for all who are in any kind of tribulation or distress.

Grant us compassion for all who suffer and help us to carry one another’s burdens, that we may fulfil the teaching of Christ.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Jesus said suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for therein lies the kingdom of heaven. Lord, we pray for all women and especially for our friend, Lucy, who will soon experience the miracle of giving birth.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 Heavenly Father, we pray for those whose lives have been saddened by the death of someone close to them, for members of our families who have died and those we have known and loved.

Yesterday, we gathered here to celebrate the life of Rebecca Linden. We pray, Lord, that you will look after her in your home and, when you deem the time right, re-unite her with her family and bring them happiness together again.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Gracious God, receive our thanks and praise for all who have served you faithfully here on earth, and especially those who have revealed to us your grace in Christ.

May we and all your people share the life and joy of your kingdom, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

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

Intercessions Ana Roxburgh 18 February

Dear Lord, as Lent starts we confess our weaknesses and mistakes and we ask for your patience and support to learn from our mistakes and become better people. May our small sacrifice of giving up a daily comfort to help us prepare for receiving your son, our saviour Jesus Christ into our hearts at the time of Easter.

Lord in your mercy

Heavenly Father, bless our children, that may they grow up secure, healthy, loved and happy, that they may grow up into confident, good people, willing to learn and to make the world a better and fairer place for people of any colour and religion. And that we may succeed to inspire our children to live in peace and respect of each other.

We pray that children everywhere will not have access to guns and that they won’t use them or suffer because the use of them. And we pray for the families whose children have been killed by guns, may their suffering be healed and may they find peace. We also pray for the children and the families of the troubled children who have used guns and took innocent lives.

We pray for the children feeling low, stressed, depressed, for those who are experiencing mental health problems and their families. May they find the help they need to come through their difficulties, may they not be pushed into drugs or self harm, may they be saved.

Lord in your mercy

We pray for Elisabeth our Queen, for her family and her reign, for world leaders and the future of humanity.

Lord in your mercy

We pray for the sick people in our community and those recently departed.

Lord in your mercy

God of all creation, we pray for the reduction of waste in the world, for adopting more of a reuse, reduce, repair, recycle, recover attitude to the products we use. We pray for removal of plastic, especially from any food products and for finding alternative materials that are not dangerous for the environment.

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