Intercessions

Intercessions

In the ministry of Christ's intercession

BIBLE SUNDAY 

Lord, Let your Word be a Lamp unto my Feet and a Light unto my Path.

Today on Bible Sunday we give thanks to you, Heavenly Father, for your Holy book to guide and bless us on our earthly and spiritual journey. Enable us, with the help of your Holy Spirit, to be diligent in reading our Bible regularly. We need that daily nourishment to deepen our understanding and strengthen us to cope with the challenges that come. 

Lord your word abideth and our footsteps guideth.
Who its truth believeth, light and joy receiveth.

Lord in your mercy – Hear our prayer.

We thank you loving Father for all those who spread the gospel of your Son’s redeeming love. We commend to you especially the work of the Bible Society who are active here in our country and throughout the world. Not even the pandemic has silenced the work of God in spreading the gospel of the Good News. May we too use every opportunity to tell of your saving love. We give thanks to you Heavenly Father for those who enlighten our understanding of your word through the Bible study material which they offer.

Lord in your mercy – Hear our prayer.

Bless your church throughout the world. We pray especially for all our brothers and sisters in Christ suffering persecution. We remember all those who have to hide their Bibles for fear of arrest and imprisonment. How precious their Bibles must be to them that they are willing to risk their freedom for them, may they feel your presence sustaining them and may they serve as an example to us.

Lord in your mercy – Hear our prayer.

Loving Father look with mercy on your broken world. Empower with your Holy Spirit all those who minister to your suffering people. Bless all those in our medical profession who relieve pain and bring healing daily. We thank you God for all the acts of selflessness and caring that we have witnessed. They lift our spirits at a time when they need lifting. We pray for all who are suffering, thinking especially of Mij and David, Stephen and Deborah and Clive and in a few moments of silence we offer up to you our prayers for all those we know who have need of your healing hands upon them.

Lord in your mercy – Hear our prayer.

We pray for the souls of all those who have died. Jesus be beside all who are grieving and heartbroken. May your presence comfort and support them knowing that theirloved ones are now at peacewith you. May you grant us, with them, a share in your eternal Kingdom where pain and suffering will be no more. 

Merciful Father accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen