Intercessions

Intercessions

In the ministry of Christ's intercession

Intercessions

Intercessions for 3rd Sunday of Easter - 18th April - Sylvia Gisbourne

Alleluia! Christ is risen.  He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Bless your Church O Loving father. May your people grow in faith as they recount again the story of Christ’s resurrection.  From the pages of scripture, and in the ringing alleluias of the Easter huns, may there grow a new confidence, and deeper awareness that we hold in our had the keys of the kingdom of heaven.

Lord hear us.  Lord graciously hear us.

We pray for our world and we ask that oppressed people in all places may find a freedom which they desire and an abundant life, which is Christ’s promise.  We pray, too, for the oppressors that they may learn that people are not tools, or slaves, but children of one Father.

Lord hear us.  Lord graciously hear us.

Aw we pray for our community we give thanks for the gift of friendship among us and for all with whom our lives are joined.  Make us ready to extend friendship to others and to remember the housebound, the lonely and all who do not know you.

Lord hear us.  Lord graciously hear us.       

We offer to you in love all who are sick within this parish and all known to us personally, especially praying for Stephen and Deborah, David and Mij, Gaye and those suffering from COVID 19, at home or in hospital.  We pray too for Jannie and the family as they mourn the loss of Peter.  We pray for all who show your love in their care of the sick, in our hospitals, surgeries and care homes, in city slums, and in distant clinics far from help.

Lord hear us.  Lord graciously hear us.

We commit to your gracious keeping, those who have passed their brief time in this world and returned to you, the Giver of all life, especially remembering our friend Pater.  Grant them peace and rest as they enter your heavenly kingdom.

Lord hear us.  Lord graciously hear us.

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

Alleluia! Christ is risen.  He is risen indeed.  Alleluia!

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