Intercessions

St Mary's Church, Mudford

Intercessions

Intercessions For The Eigth Sunday after Trinity  : 2nd August 2020


These intercessions are written by members of the Five Churches Benefice



Heavenly Father,
we rejoice in the recent return of Church services, while continuing to provide a printed version for those who cannot attend. While we are temporarily separated from some of our Christian brothers and sisters, we pray you will keep us all safe and unite us in spirit and love. Strengthen and inspire our Archbishops, Bishops, Clergy, Readers and LMTs trying to keep abreast of government rules, while continuing their ministry and supporting their own families.


Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Loving Father,
in Matthew 14:13-21 we note how Jesus always put others before himself. We pray that all which encourages us to show compassion, goodness and honesty be blessed; and those things which encourage self-seeking, cruelty, prejudice and deceit, wither. Help us to share what we have, be it large or small, find new ways to minimize waste; respect differences in culture and opinions, and do everything which is pleasing to you.


Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Loving Father,
we pray for all those who have contracted Covid 19, thinking especially of anyone know to us personally, and all the areas worst affected and locked down and unable to distance.
Comfort people who have lost loved ones, and give peace to people who are worried, fearful and uncertain, and those who do not know you or whose faith has been shaken.


Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Merciful Lord,
we pray for governments who are developing strategies and vaccines to contain and deal with the virus, and for the healing services, including paramedics and health call centres attending to a vast number and variety of cases. Help us all to act responsibly by taking precautions and avoiding situations which may make matters worse.


Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Living Lord,
we pray for all the people seeking employment in a competitive environment. Give them strength and perseverance and a willingness to diversify; and guide them into worthwhile jobs best suited to their gifts.


Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Loving Lord,

There is so much despair in our world; reach out, we pray, to all those whose belief in the future has been destroyed; rekindle purpose where confidence has been undermined; support where there seems nothing to hold on to, and hope for the day when your Kingdom will come and your will be done.


Lord of all hopefulness, hear our prayer.


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


AMEN.

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