Prayers and Intercessions

for The Sixth Sunday after Trinity

in our thoughts and prayers

 

 

Some Prayers/Intercessions for the Sixth Sunday after Trinity

As services are now suspended in churches, do use/share these intercessions at home or on line.

“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.

Let us pray.

My friends, let us gather ourselves in silence as we give thanks to the Lord, whose love has no end and humbly bring our prayers and petitions to the Father, through the Son, in the Holy Spirit.   (short pause for silent prayer)

That the Church in this country may rediscover her origins in the Holy Spirit, that the Queen as governor of the Church and head of the government may be blessed by God’s Holy Spirit; (short pause for silent prayer)

That politicians and leaders of Churches and the government may work for the common good at all levels and that the present Covid-19 crisis and social problems be resolved adequately peacefully for the good of the country and continent;

(short pause for silent prayer)

Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.” At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.

Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care.

Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbours from helping one another.

Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.  (short pause for silent prayer)

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer 

Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.

Be with those who have died from the virus. May they be at rest with you in your eternal peace.

Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace.

Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace. (short pause for silent prayer)

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth.

Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace.

Jesus Christ, heal us. (short pause for silent prayer)

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Let us pause a moment, 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.

Amen.

[Lynne Blakelock]