Prayers and Intercessions

for The Fifth Sunday after Trinity

 

in our thoughts and prayers

 

 

 

Some Prayers/ Intercessions for the Fifth 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.

We thank you, O Lord for loving and caring for us all. We offer our love and thanks to you this morning by joining together to pray to you, through the Son, in the Holy Spirit. Give us joy in your hearts as we pray. We know that you hear us.

We ask you to bless our Queen as governor of the Church and head of the government, through the Holy Spirit, and for the Church to re-discover the foundations of the gospel.

We ask that the leaders of all of the Churches and the government cooperate to promote the well-being and stability of our country and all who live in it. 

Worldwide, dear Lord, we ask you to help our leaders understand and act on the need to ensure the common good of all people, whoever they are. By honouring your presence, guide our leaders to make the right decisions, morally and ethically and thereby to make the world a safe, peaceful and more equal place.=

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Dear Lord, give hope and strength to those who have contracted COVID19. We give thanks to the medical and lay people who are treating and supporting them. We ask you to be with all of those who have died and their families. In your mercy, give strength and hope also to all those whose circumstances and situations, including very serious ongoing illnesses, poverty and unemployment, make life really sad and difficult. 

Be with them all and with us as we comfort them.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Open our hearts to all those in our parish and elsewhere who need help and friendship. We thank you for the goodness and giving of so many in our communities who reflect your teachings in the love and care they show daily in their words and deeds to others. They do not want or look for any thanks except the knowledge that they do your will. Help us to mirror their Christian love and bless them, dear Lord.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. 

Let us pause a moment and as we become aware of our breathing and relax in the presence of the Lord, let us 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]