Caroline's Intercessions for Sunday 11th October 2020

Sunday 11th october 2020

 

Heavenly Father we thank you for all the good discussions and events of the past week. Thank you for your goodness to us through harvest produce, Autumn colour and refreshing rain, for the love and concern of friends, family and neighbours.

 

We pray for our country; for patience with the leaders who are guiding us through the virus. Help us to respect ourselves and others and to protect each other from illness. We ask that we will notice and help those around us who are finding the continuing restrictions very difficult.

 

For those who are frightened by disease and the enormity of our world’s problems, Lord we ask ‘from our sins and fears release us’ as the hymn writer says. We name before you those we know who are unwell in spirit or body and those close to the end of their earthly life.

 

We pray for Justin Welby and the burden he carries on behalf of the victims of the church’s abuse over the years. As Isaiah says in our reading this morning, ‘The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth.’ We pray for your wisdom for all new deacons and priests that they will uphold your laws and teach by example. More than ever we are crying out for bold inspiration, hope and encouragement through religious, political and medical leadership.

 

Lord we pray for the new Christian initiative ‘Filling Station’ as the first mid-Cornwall meeting takes place in Grampound this coming week. Help us to be gracious and loving to those who are searching for knowledge of you.

 

However we are feeling as we go into a new week we will take to heart these words from St Paul; ‘whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praise-worthy - think on these things.’

Caroline Cudmore

 

 


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