Prayers and Intercessions

for The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

in our thoughts and prayers

 

Some Prayers/Intercessions for the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

“Prayer is a plant, the seed of which is sown in the heart of every Christian.
If it is well cultivated and nourished it will produce fruit, but if it is neglected,
it will wither and die.”

Jesus is alive.
Love has won the victory over evil and death.

Gathered together as a family in Christ, we humbly bring our prayers to the Father, trusting in His love and in the name of his son Our Lord Jesus Christ:

(short pause for silent prayer)

We pray for those affected by the coronavirus…

Heavenly Father, we pray now for the world, all peoples everywhere, stricken with this terrible virus:

  • We pray for those who are infected,
  • We pray for those in hospitals,
  • We remember the grieving families who have lost loved ones due to the virus,
  • We remember those who are in self isolation and lockdown …

Father God, deliver us from this terrible pandemic,  heal us and save us.

(short pause for silent prayer)

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Heavenly Father, we pray our Queen, the national and local leaders of government; we remember our Bishops David, Nicholas and Bishop Christopher and our national and diocesan leaders at all levels; we pray especially Archdeacon Mark Steadman who is with us today.  Father, bless them with light and wisdom to guide your people during this difficult time.

(short pause for silent prayer)

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Heavenly Father, we pray for the Church of Christ and for Christians everywhere …

  • That we may not lose heart,
  • That we may overcome fear,
  • That we may continue to help each other,
  • That we may reach out to the needy in our midst,
  • we pray for our schools, pubs, shops, farms and workplaces that we may support one another and encourage one another in these difficult times;
  • That under the guidance of Fr Sebastian our Vicar, our Churchwardens, our Parish and village Church councils who lead our local Churches, we may be able to do all we can to support and encourage each other in these difficult time…and to reach out to our communities with the love of Jesus Christ.

(short pause for silent prayer)

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

We pray for ourselves…

Let us now pause a moment in silent prayer, become aware of our breathing, relax in the presence of the Lord and humbly tell him what is deepest in our hearts for he knows us, loves us and forgives us.   

(after a silent, slightly longer pause …)

Father,
we feel loved,
we feel forgiven,
we feel saved.

Thank you for Jesus Christ your Son
who died for us on the cross
and rose again from the dead
and who offers us
true peace and true hope.

Help us to hold on to him
and to follow him
the way, the truth and the life
as we entrust you our prayers
in the name of your Son Jesus Christ.

Amen.