Prayers and Intercessions

for The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

in our thoughts and prayers

 

Some Prayers/Intercessions for the Sixteenth 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.

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 …

Merciful God, we pray for all those who are affected by the coronavirus in various parts of the world.  Bring comfort to those grieving loved ones have died and peace to those worried, fearful and uncertain as the virus continues to spread.  We also pray for governments and  those in the health services who may be risking their own lives to care for sick patients.

Help us all to be responsible during this time and respect and care for each other to prevent the spread of the virus. (short pause for silent prayer)

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

 

We pray for the Church of Christ …

Loving heavenly Father, this morning we bring before you the Church spread throughout the world and the leaders of all denominations.

We pray also for Father Sebastian our Vicar, the Churchwardens, the Parish and village Church councils who lead our local Church. We pray Lord that we may do all we can to reach out to the communities where we live with love and compassion of Jesus Christ.

(short pause for silent prayer)

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

 

We pray for the world …

Loving heavenly Father we bring before you the nations and peoples of the world. Bless us O God that new and good leaders may come forward with the heart of Jesus and a passionate

Lord we pray for your help, compassion, healing and blessing.

(short pause for silent prayer)

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

 

We pray for our country …

Gracious God we bring before you all those who have political authority within our land. We ask that they will govern with compassion for the needy and the poor and lead with honesty, integrity and justly. (short pause for silent prayer)

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

 

We pray for our local community …

Father we pray for those involved in volunteering their time to serve others especially in Lincolnshire. We thank-you that they are willing to give up their time to make our communities a better place.

(short pause for silent prayer)

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

 

We pray for our Parish …

Lord, we pray you to bless us as a Church and to bless our plans to reach out into the community through caring and supportive ways especially at these strangest of times

We pray for those who have requested our prayer (read the names in the prayer list…) and for those who have died (name persons you know…)

(short pause for silent prayer)

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

 

We pray for ourselves …

Let us now 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

as we entrust you our prayers

in the name of your Son Jesus Christ.

Amen.