Prayers and Intercessions

in our thoughts and prayers
INTERCESSIONS FOR EASTER SUNDAY – 4th APRIL 2021

“Prayer is at the heart of our Christian life. If we want to see things changed, it starts with prayer. It starts with a new spirit of prayer, using all the traditions, ancient and modern. It comes from Christians seeking Christ.” (The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby)

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

Let us pray:

Christ is Risen, and the power of His resurrection fills the world today with new life, hope and expectation and so we bring him all our needs.

Faithful God, we think of your Church today celebrating the Resurrection all over the world. Language race and nationalities may be different but our worship and our joy on the Day Of Resurrection make us one in the Gospel. We pray that The Holy Spirit may guide us day by day that we may grow in love for you and for our brothers and sisters in Christ.

We pray for our Church here in the Springline Parish as we and the rest of the world, hopefully recover from the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Having reflected on your story in our story through our Lent booklets, help us now to see the example of your love for us and to grow in our Christian call as followers of  your son Jesus.

After a short silence: Let us pray to the Lord: Lord, in your mercy.
All       hear our prayer.

Creator God, we pray for the leaders of the nations of the world that they may give priority to those with greatest need in the distribution of the world’s basic resources. We especially pray on this special day, for a fair and equitable distribution of the Coronavirus vaccine

We also remember today those involved in the fight against terrorism around the world and for all service personnel in active duty around the world.

After a short silence: Let us pray to the Lord: Lord, in your mercy.
All       hear our prayer.

Father God at this joyful Eastertide we pray for our families and friends in our village churches in the Springline Parish.  We thank you for the joy of sending and receiving Easter cards and messages of love and hope, for modern communication systems which bring our loved ones so close even when we are separated by great distances and by the Pandemic.

After a short silence: Let us pray to the Lord: Lord, in your mercy.
All       hear our prayer.

Creator Loving God we pray for those who are ill and in need of healing. We pray for all those within our Parish and our friends elsewhere who have requested for our prayers, especially Audrey, Diana, Mel, Don Whyles, Chris K, Lisa Smith, Anna Rita, Margaret, Christina, David Keene and others we know of.

We also pray for the broken-hearted and for the lonely that your very presence would comfort them in their time of need and give thanks for all who work in the health services.

After a short silence: Let us pray to the Lord: Lord, in your mercy.
All       hear our prayer.

Merciful God, we also pray that those who have recently died may one day share in the promise of new life won for us all by the resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ and his triumph over death and the grave.

Faithful God as we go out into the world, we pray that we may reflect your love in our families, our church and our community; so that the world can witness that we are followers of Christ and draw others into his loving care.

After a short silence: Let us pray to the Lord: Lord, in your mercy.
All       hear our prayer. 

And finally, we pray for ourselves … and we bring before you the immediate concerns of our hearts and our families … trusting in your provident care for us in Jesus.

After a silent, 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.

[Collated and edited by Revd Dr ST Mattapally, Rector, Springline Parish, Diocese of Lincoln]