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Prayers of Intercession MB 17th September

Let us pray to our God and thank him for bringing us to worship in his church today.

Heavenly father, we pray for all who are called to work as leaders in your Church. We pray for greater recognition of your presence in our Christian communities, and the removal of all that obscures our vision of you.

We thank you for the leadership and teaching that Wendy provides for us and for the support given to her by our Church wardens, Nikki and Marie-Lou. Father, we pray that you will give them your guidance and support, as they go about their daily work.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for the people of the United States of America and the Caribbean devastated by hurricanes. We pray for all who have lost their homes and livelihoods. We pray especially for the children, the poor, and for the sick and frail, who have been so badly hit by this disaster. And, we pray for all who have died – may they rest in peace.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, we pray that many may be empowered to recognise evil and fight against it. We pray that you will be there to guide our world leaders, as they struggle to find a peaceful answer, to the threat posed to civilisation by North Korea.

We pray for all affected by war and tyranny in the world and, in particular, for all who are driven from their homes to seek safety. We pray for the Muslim refugees fleeing to Bangladesh from the oppression in Myanmar.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord, we bring you thanks and praise for the beauty of your creation and we pray that you will open our eyes to see all the beauty around us. As the season changes and summer gives way to autumn, help us to appreciate your greatness in giving us the different seasons, each fulfilling our various needs.

Help us to safeguard your world, so that our children and future generations will benefit from the natural beauty which you have created.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Father, we pray for our community, our friends and neighbours, and the members of our families. Grant that we shall truly love one another; teach us to hear different opinions and to respect those with whom we disagree.

Bless the children in our families and throughout the world. May they grow up secure in your teaching and learn to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Help their parents and those close to them, to provide the love and stability, which is so important in their formative years.

We pray for the children and teachers returning to school after the summer holidays. May the new term see old friendships renewed and new ones formed. Lord, be with them as they discover more about themselves and more about each other. Grant them patience, wisdom and courage to face the challenges that lie ahead.

We pray for those who are recently married, especially Richard and Lottie, who were married in this church yesterday. Lord, grant them a long and happy life together and strengthen them to grow in love and understanding day by day.

Lord in your mercy, hear or prayer.

Let us pray for those who are sick or in need of God’s help at this time.

We pray for the sick both at home and in hospital or hospice, and for those awaiting consultations and treatment, especially our dear friend Jill Linden.

We pray for all who minister to their needs, both from within the family and from the medical staff and voluntary services. Let their care follow the example shown by Jesus, who responded to the needs of all who were sick or in need of help.

We pray for those who have died and for those whose hearts have been saddened by the death of someone close to them. Give to them comfort, sure in the knowledge that they will meet again face to face in heaven.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

The Gospel is the good news that God is restoring our broken lives through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Father, we thank you for your love and involvement in our lives. Just as Jesus gave his life for us, help us to give our lives back to you. Fill us with your love and help us to follow you.

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

Nick Irens, Holy Trinity, Markbeech

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Prayers of intercession 17th September

We come before You dear God to thank you for being with us in all that we do, for loving us unconditionally as the good parent that You are. Forgive us for not making enough time for you in our lives, for coming to you asking for help and giving little in exchange. Thank you for the opportunities you give us to help others repaying You for the goodness you show us.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

Father of all creation, we thank you for all the writers, painters, musicians and artists that have enriched our lives, given us moments of happiness, and  inspired  us through the gifts that You have given them. Make their work as well as ours be put to good use, to bring friendship among people and those people bring unity across nations, rissing above their differences.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

In a time of international turmoil and evil deeds in our own country, we pray for political and economic stability. We pray for strong leaders, guided by good intentions and willing to develop and preserve this world for the future of our children.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

We pray for all those who lost their homes due to natural disasters, give them the strength to rebuild them, the faith that the sun will shine again. We pray that you give them the inspiration to adapt and help them find solutions to be safe next time the nature is violent. Arise in us love for nature, help us study it, learn from it and be kind to it, so that nature is kind to us.

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.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

Lord give us courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones. And when we have finished our daily tasks, let us go to sleep in peace, knowing that God is awake and looks over us.

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

Ana Maria Roxburgh

Intercessions 13th August

Dear God, we thank you for bringing us here today, for our neighbours and friends, for the people in our community who are organising events and bringing people together, for our Reverend Wendy and all the church wardens and we remember all those who have been baptised, confirmed, married and buried here.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

Father of patience and wisdom, please share some of your knowledge with us. Help us to be more patient with each other, to bring calmness in our homes, understanding and respect for each other. To be patient with our children who need time to learn from us and constant support from us, with the teenagers in our lives who go through the transition from child to adult and with whom opinions often clash, with our parents and grandparents who only want our best in life and with ourselves.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

Please help us remove our negative thoughts, self judgement and fear based thinking. Help us be more confident in our goals and do not let us underestimate ourselves. Please hold our hand and bring clarity to our thoughts, love us and give us opportunities to rise.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer

We pray for political and economic stability, for gender equality, for diversity and for nature. We pray for strong leaders, guided by good intentions and willing to preserve this world for the future of our children.

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.

Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer 

We pray for talented, smart, good willed people who make our world a better place. 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.

Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour,

Jesus Christ. Amen.

Ana Roxburgh

Intercessions 21 May

Dear Father we come here today with love and gratitude to reflect upon the joys and sorrows of this past week. We thank you for all the benefits we enjoy and for the many advantages of living in this country in this day and age. Today as we celebrate the feast of Ascension Day we thank you for the inspiration and comfort that Holy Trinity church has given over many years. We remember those who have worshipped in this church – all those who have been baptised, confirmed, married and buried here. We remember too the priests who have ministered at Holy Trinity and we thank you for the love and devotion of our incumbent priest, Wendy.

Lord in your mercy

Loving Father, as we celebrate Rogationtide this week, you promise to supply all our needs out of your abundant store. Prosper the labours of those who enable us to enjoy the resources of nature, whether by farming, fishing or industrial work, that we may render thanks and praise to you through Jesus Christ our Lord. We ask your blessing on the sowing of the seed and the labours of those who work on the land that the earth may yield its full harvest and the needs of all men may be supplied.

Lord in your mercy

We pray for the Church of God throughout the world – for unity in faith, in witness and in service, for bishops and other ministers and those whom they serve, for all Christians, for those who are mocked and persecuted for their faith, that God will confirm his Church in faith, increase it in love and preserve it in peace.

Lord in your mercy

Most merciful God, we ask your blessing on all those getting married in the Benefice this year May their marriage be for them a source of great and loving good. Spare them long to each other and keep them faithful, tender and true so that they may live together in peace and happiness and may your blessing be upon them in their home and in all the work of their hands.

Lord in your mercy

We pray for all young people growing up in our schools and universities especially for those taking important examinations the results of which will affect their future lives. Lord, for the vision of youth, its love of justice, strength of purpose and honesty of mind, we bring our thanks and praise. Make plain your living word to the rising generation that they may grow up in the love of Christ, to love and honour your name and to render service to others.

Lord in your mercy

We pray for the sick in mind and body and spirit. Hear our prayers on behalf of those who are bearing the burden of sickness or pain. Bless the work being done by our doctors, nurses and all those who have the care of the sick. Dear Lord we pray for all those who are handicapped – give them courage to accept the things they cannot change and to face life with brave and trustful hearts knowing that in their affliction and frustration they are not along but are surrounded by your love.

Lord in your mercy

We thank you Lord God for the grace you gave to those who lived according to your will and are now at rest. We pray that their good example may encourage and guide us all the days of our life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lord in your mercy

by Ann Bellamy

 

PRAYERS 19 February 2017

We pray for the church. Almighty and ever-living god, in these times when our lives are busy and it is easy to turn to selfish thoughts and actions remind us that we are born in your image. May we use this in our thoughts each day to influence our behaviours. Help our churches and congregations find ways to navigate our ever complicated world and remain relevant. We pray that the leaders of our church open their minds to accept new ways of working to encourage spirituality and unity throughout our communities for many years to come.
We pray for the leaders of our nations. Almighty and ever living God, we can often find that our world makes little sense and our leaders make selfish and short sighted decisions. We pray that our governments, presidents and prime ministers break down the barriers with our neighbours, not build them. We echo the prayer of pope Francis that our leaders will be guided by rich spiritual and ethical values with a commitment to the advancement of human dignity and freedom worldwide.
We pray for victims of conflict and wars throughout our world. Almighty and ever living god, we pray for those suffering from tyranny, evil and cruel regimes. We have learnt that we should love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us, but this is not easy and we don’t always have the strength to do your will. Give courage to those who suffer and belief that there will be better times. May those who bring terror and pain to people throughout our world think of the damage and destruction they cause and find more peaceful ways to make their cause known.
We pray for our environment. Almighty and ever living god, as the seasons change and we see the new life of spring we are reminded of the beauty of nature. We pray that those in positions of power make decisions to protect our earth; businesses balance the environmental impact with profit in their operations; and each of us considers our individual impact in our daily lives making choices which protect the future of the earth and many generations to come.
We pray for the sick and those in need. Almighty and ever living god we pray for those in our community who are sick, suffering and in need at this time. We pray too for their families that they can provide strength and support to their loved ones, may they have hope through difficult times.
We pray for loved ones departed. Almighty and ever living God, we take a moment to think of and pray for those no longer with us.
by Louise Nightingale

Prayers 5 February 2017

Heavenly Father, as we come before you, we give thanks for those whose influence has led us to worship in this place. We pray for Wendy and our Church wardens, Nicki and Marielou. We commend to you the tireless work that they do in your name.
We give thanks for the fellowship that we find in this Church, which supports us, as we seek to put your teaching into practice in our daily lives.
Lord in your mercy; Hear our prayer.
God bless Elizabeth our Queen. We give thanks for her steadfast faith in Christ and for delivering the vows made at her coronation, to maintain the Laws of God and the true profession of the Gospel
At this time of turmoil in the world, when decisions being made are life and death decisions, for often innocent men, women and children; we pray that all who have authority and power may use it for good, upholding and instigating what is right and fair. Lord, we pray that you will be there with our world leaders and that your voice will be heard above their egos and self-interest.
Lord in your mercy; Hear our prayer.
Lord, we thank you for creating us and giving us our families and friends. We ask you to help our relationships and teach us to be more tolerant. Where our relationships are strong, help us to make them stronger. Where they are broken, help us to heal them. Where they are new, help them to grow.
Lord in your mercy; Hear our prayer.
Jesus said ‘Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for such is the kingdom of heaven.’ Father, we pray for the children in our families, our communities and throughout the world. May they grow up knowing love and hope, valuing life and respecting others. Give them courage and resilience to face the challenges in their lives and, Lord, sit always on their shoulders to guide them.
Lord in your mercy; Hear our prayer.
Gracious Lord, we pray for your healing touch to rest with those who are sick, your strength to be felt by those are tired, your wisdom and love to encourage those who live with despair and fear. We think of those we know who are sick, especially:
Peter Jamieson and Florence Jackson
Lord in your mercy; Hear our prayer.
We pray for those whose hearts have been saddened by the death of someone close to them, for members of our families who have died and those whose anniversaries of death fall at this time.
Lord in your mercy; Hear our prayer.

Father, we ask you to accept with joy, our thanks and praise for all you are and all you accomplish. Grant that your love may so fill our lives, that we may count nothing too small to do for you, nothing too much to give and nothing too hard to bear.

Merciful father, accept these prayers for the sake of your son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.
by Nick Irens