Rosie's Easter 6 Intercessions, Sunday 17th May 2020

Heavenly Father, we come before you with thanksgiving for your mercy and your grace.

Help us to pray simply, sincerely, unselfishly and gratefully as we remember the needs of others, and open up the window of our spirit that we may be filled with light.

 

We pray for your blessings  Lord, for all who live and work for our church, and we give thanks for Joachim and his hard work In preparing a service for each Sunday despite the  closed churches, and for Linda, whose gentle caring voice over the phone supports and buoys us all.

We pray for Elizabeth our Queen, in isolation at Windsor castle with Prince Philip,  and accept with gratitude the example she has set us all, giving thanks for her ongoing encouragement and support to the country despite her advancing years.

Lord in your mercy..........  hear our prayer.

 

Almighty and merciful Father we bring before you all those on whose shoulders the yoke of leadership rests heavily at this worrying time. We pray for Boris Johnson our Prime minister, and his government, and all scientists and other advisors. We ask for your guiding light and support for them all and the wisdom to make sensible and safe decisions as they struggle to find methods of controlling and eliminating the coronavirus.

Lord In your mercy........Hear our prayer.

Merciful Lord, we pray for the many thousands of people the world over who have contracted the virus and died, we ask that you give  your loving comfort to all who grieve the loss of loved ones, and impart your peace to those who are worried, fearful and uncertain as to their future.

We pray that all who suffer in hospital may experience your healing love thro the expertise of quality medical care. Be with our  doctors, nurses, and all medical professionals who are working at the front line seeking to care, help and heal by putting themselves at risk. May they all know your protection and love.

Earlier this week it was International nurses day. We pray for nurses all over the world. By the power of your love give them hope and courage in dealing with the Covid 19 virus,  and with the virus of fear and despair. Help them to find calmness in the chaos of the moment.

Lord in your mercy......hear our prayer.

 

We remember that Jesus is the light of the world, a light no darkness can quench. So we pray for all who live alone, in isolation, lonely, maybe worried, frightened, and struggling to cope.  We pray that they may experience this  light of love thro the auspices of friends,  family, neighbours, phone calls, messages, cards, help with shopping, medication collection and any practical help.

Lord in your mercy...hear our prayer.

 

Heavenly Father, we pray for your healing touch for all who suffer health problems, in our own parish and beyond,  remembering Joyce, Eileen, Mary and Stan, Gail, Richard, Stuart and family and all those known to ourselves.

We remember Lord, all those we love but see no longer and think of those whose years mind falls at this time. And we pray for Andrew and for your comfort for him, as the time for Father Raymond’s funeral draws near.

 

Lastly Gracious God, midst all the anguish distress and worry we give our unfailing thanks for all the amazing beauty and goodness in our lives.  The blue blue sea and white capped waves on a sunny day, sky, clouds, trees now in full summer leaf, the swallows flitting the skies, beautiful  flowers, busy nesting birds, all theses lovely things, and we pray for and give thanks to our hard working farmers as the busy tractors hum day and night preparing to bring food to our table. We give you thanks for all this, and more

Lord in your mercy hear our prayer.

 

Merciful Father accept these prayers for the sake of your son Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

“A light that shines in the dark, a light that darkness could not overpower.”

 

John 1:5.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Rosie's first garden rose.

 

 


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