Intercessions

Intercessions

In the ministry of Christ's intercession

7th Sunday after Trinity

14th June - Sylvia Gisbourne

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, you promised through your Son Jesus Christ to hear us when we pray in faith.

Dear Father in your love, which enables all things new, lead the Church to deeper and greater glory.  May the Church hold fast to your will, set right all errors, and be always open to nnew understanding of your truth.  As members of the world wide Church may we, in our church, use the gifts you have given us for you honour and glory.

Lord, hear us.  Lord graciously hear us.

Great God you made this world by hand from the depths of the seas to its highest mountains.  You designed everything in great detail but still you keep creating.  Create in us a desire to care for our inheritance.  Create in us a love for all who inhabit our world,  May we co-create the world with you and make it a fit habitation for all.  

Lord, hear us.  Lord graciously hear us.

Praise to you for the bread, made for the whole world, with grain from the earth.  Praise to you for the wine, fruit of vines grown and the bottled for all,  By your Spirit they become holy food.  Thank you, loving Father for your invitation to us to eat and drink with you in our communion service today.

Lord, hear us.  Lord graciously hear us.

We offer to you in love all who are sick in this parish, and for all others know to us personally.  We pray for all who are persecuted for their Christian faith, that, by the power of your love, you will give them strenth in their suffering.  Look with mercy on those who are victims of war or famine, those who are homeless and those who are unemployed.

Lord, hear us.  Lord graciously hear us.

We give thanks for all whom we have loved and who have departed from this life to be with you.  In your mercy grant them joy and rest in eternal life.  Grant that their memory may deepen our worship, and give us grace to attain the same eternal life.

Lord, hear us.  Lord graciously hear us

Rejoicing in the fellowship of our Lady Mary, St Joseph, St Gregory and of all the saints, we commend ourselves and the whole creation to your unfailing love.

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

Amen