In the ministry of Christ's intercession

Third Sunday of Easter

14th April - Barrie Jenks

In the power of the Spirit and in union with Christ, let us pray to the Father

Heavenly God, we pray for the life and mission of your Church throughout the World and the Godly obedience to which it is called.  We pray especially for our church, St Gregory’s, for Rev’s Gaenor and Angus, also Judith Male who is becoming a Lay Reader.  Bless them Lord, with wisdom and leadership as they offer themselves and the gifts that you have blessed them with, to serve you in Spirit and Truth.  Give to your church a new sense of mission and outreach.  We thank You for the glory of all Your gifts – guide us, as your hands and feet here in Marnhull, to bring your love for this village and to spread the Good News of Your saving grace through the life, death and resurrection of  Your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. May we show compassion, grace, wisdom and humility in both our words and our actions.

Lord in Your mercy hear our prayer!

Dear Lord, we pray for your Holy Spirit’s presence this coming Wednesday at our PCC meeting.  May each member exercise their responsibilities wisely and prayerfully and may the decisions made be in accordance with your Will and for the extension of your Kingdom here in Marnhull.

Lord in Your mercy hear our prayer!

Loving Father and Creator of all, we come to you today deeply grateful for your creation. As we look around us we are amazed at the greatness and majesty of all that you have made. Nature around us speaks of your greatness – the vast expanse of the sky, the mountains, trees, lakes and streams speak of your great design. You have given us such beauty in the colours of the rainbow, the beauty of flowers and fields. Words cannot adequately express the magnificence of all you have created. We join in praise with the writer of the psalms when he says, 

“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth.”

May we show our love and reverence to you, our Lord, by caring for all that you have created. We humbly give you praise and thanks. 

Lord in Your mercy hear our prayer!

God of peace and justice, we pray for King Charles and his Queen Consort.  Guide and defend him as our Head of State and Head of The Church and may his presence have a wise and beneficial influence on our lives.  We pray for the leaders of all nations, that You will guide them in the ways of freedom, justice and truth.  We think of all the areas of Your Creation where there is conflict and war, especially at this time, for the people of The Ukraine, Russia, Israel, Gaza, Palestine   We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.  We ask, Lord, by the power of Your Holy Spirit, to move on those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide all their decisions. Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them.  We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. 

Lord in Your mercy … hear our prayer!

God of all grace, we ask your blessing on the work of all the service industries in our country, thinking especially of the difficult circumstances that our NHS are experiencing at this time.  We ask your blessing on our nurses, doctors and surgeons.  Give them skill, understanding and compassion as they exercise their God-given Healing Ministries.

Merciful God, we pray for those whose hearts have been saddened by illness or the death of someone close and dear to them; for members of our families who have died and whose anniversaries we recall. Help us to experience the comfort of the Holy Spirit within us, and the fellowship of the church family around us until we are reunited once more in your heavenly kingdom.  In a moment of quiet let us bring to mind those known personally to each of us who are in our minds at this time.

Bring comfort and surround them with family and friends who can help share their pain, in Jesus name we pray, AMEN!

Lord in Your mercy hear our prayer!

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