Prayers and Intercessions

for The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

in our thoughts and prayers


Some Prayers/Intercessions for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

Let us thank God that our churches are gradually reopening for worship.
You might like to use these intercessions at home during the week.

“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. Let us humbly bring our prayers and petitions to the Heavenly Father, through the Son, in the Holy Spirit.   (short pause for silent prayer)

Loving God we recognise our responsibility to encourage and uphold one another and to live together in peace and love. We also recognise our needs and our human weaknesses and come to you now with our prayers and petitions.

(short pause for silent prayer)

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Creator God, we pray for our world leaders; for the Royal Family, the Queen and our National Government; for Heads of State in Europe, The Commonwealth and for the United Nations and for our Church leaders at international, national and local leaders.

We also pray for our national and community leaders and those in public office dealing with difficult situations especially those involved with the serious problems associated with the Pandemic.

(short pause for silent prayer)

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Creator God, increase in us love not only for the victims but for the perpetrators of evil and violence in our world; for all governments which run on corruption and fear. We pray for a change of heart and attitude, an awakening to a better way of living, and the courage to reject wrong principles.  We pray too for all those who are researching the Covid-19 Pandemic asking that they be successful in finding a way forward for all humanity.

(short pause for silent prayer)

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Father God, may our closeness to family and friends make us never exclusive shutting others out, but always inclusive, welcoming others. Encourage us in outgoing hospitality and keep us from becoming possessive with those we love.  We ask this whilst remembering the rules of social distancing where it is both appropriate and the safe thing to do.

(short pause for silent prayer)

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Loving God, we pray for all offenders in prison, that on release they will not re-offend but find enough support to start a new life in the community. We pray for all who are vulnerable and unable to cope with the demands of life, for alcoholics, drug addicts and all who are sick in mind.  We pray for proper, compassionate help for them.

(add names of those requesting prayer)

(short pause for silent prayer)

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Merciful God, we pray for those who have died alone, unmourned and unnoticed. We pray for those who have committed suicide or died in accidents of their own making. We commend them, to your merciful love.

(add names of the recently departed or on Anniversary list)

(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 …)

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.


Faithful God, thank you for helping us to pray; deepen our loving so that as we pray through this coming week we may do it with your heart of compassion.

Merciful Father: 

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

Jesus Christ. Amen.

A further prayer for the Corona Virus situation in the world

Merciful God, we pray for the many people who have contracted the coronavirus in China, in Spain and in other parts of the world.  Bring comfort to those grieving loved ones have died and peace to those worried, fearful and uncertain as the virus spreads.  We also pray for governments and authorities who are developing strategies to contain and deal with the virus and those in the health services who may be risking their own lives to care for sick patients.

Here in the Lincolnshire we especially pray for the Coronavirus situation and the procedures that have been put into force to try to halt its spread. Help us all to be responsible in the things that we do in our lives to prevent the spread of the virus by taking heed of the recommended precautions and avoiding situations which may make things worse.

Further prayers relating to Covid-19 Pandemic can be found at:-