Jacqui and Howard's Intercessions for Trinity 3, 28th June 2020

27/06/2020: Prayers of intercession for the third Sunday after Trinity

 

Lord you have freed us from the slavery of sin,

and called us to be sons and daughters of God.

Help us to work for the freedom of all who are captives,

and for the bringing in of your Kingdom, Jesus Christ our Lord,

who reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.

Amen

 

 

We pray for your church, that it may be a holy church, a serving church.

That it may faithfully bear witness to the certainty of your love at this time of international uncertainty. May we reveal your love through our care for and acceptance of others.

We pray for the work of the church among the poor and the oppressed, often these are also the communities most susceptible to the ravages of Covid 19.

 

We pray for those involved in ministry in our own benefice, for Joachim and Linda, for all our church wardens and those who help maintain the fabric of our churches and our worship in this time of lockdown. We ask your blessing on Paul Salaman as he joins our ministry team as a curate at this rather chaotic time. Thank you for the news that not only can our churches be physically open but that we can think about how we can safely return to collective worship. Thank you that the day will come, we hope soon, where we will experience the joy of meeting as a congregation after being apart for so long.

 

Lord in your mercy

Hear our prayer

 

 

 

Guide the leaders of nations and communities into the way of peace and good will. We pray in particular for the people of Yemen where civil conflict has led to poverty, malnutrition and a breakdown in the most basic of healthcare, resulting in a horrendous death toll from Coronavirus. We ask that in this time when rich nations are spending billions on maintaining their own healthcare and economies that there would be a co-ordinated international response to those communities in the greatest need.

 

We pray for those who strive to bring peace between various fractions, for all who seek to bring unity and fundamental human rights to our world, that they may all be guided by your spirit.

 

Lord in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

 

 

 

 

 

Lord, make our homes places of holiness and hospitality. As we start to think, in this country, about coming out of lock-down and restoring economic activity, we pray that your people would lead by example in how to be kind and generous while not flouting the law or engaging in habits that would allow a resurgence of the virus that we have collectively fought so hard to control. We pray for your protection of Cornwall and the South West, where we currently have very low levels of infection, but where our economy is so dependent on holiday makers who may bring higher rates of infection with them.

In all our dealings, fill us with your grace, that we may as a community be welcoming and friendly, but firm in maintaining measures to protect the health of all.

 

Lord in your mercy,

Hear our prayer

 

 

 

We pray for those in our community who are ill in body, mind or spirit. We pray for the family of Ethyl Broad as they mourn her passing. We pray in particular for Eileen, Stanley, Mary, Gail, Rosie, Richard, Judy and any others known to us personally in need of your special blessing.  We pray for Renfree and his family as they mark the anniversary of their beloved Diana’s death.

 

Lord in your mercy,

Hear our prayer

 

 

 

We thank you for the wonder of your creation. For warmth and sunshine and rain and the lush growth that this brings. Thank you that it acts as a reminder of your love for each one of us.

 

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

 

Amen

 

 

 


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