This Week’s Intercessions

  

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

Dear Lord, for many of us this season of Lent feels very different this year; many of us we feel we have pared our lives down to the bare essentials, and already given up our usual Lenten sacrifices. As we bring these feelings before you, we pray for your guidance. Help us to focus on the true meaning of this period of preparation for Easter, God’s vision. May we remember that, we are blessed with God’s unfailing love, we are saved by God’s Son through baptism and we are sustained by the God’s Holy Spirit during our own ‘wilderness’ times.

Lord, in your mercy ……  Hear our prayer                        

We pray for our church. We give thanks for our clergy Peter and Caroline. We continue to pray for your strength to them, as they continue to guide and care for us all. Strengthen Andrew & Jo our bishops and all your Church in the service of Christ; that those who confess your name may be united in your truth, live together in your love, and reveal your glory in the world.

Lord, in your mercy ……  Hear our prayer                                          

As we come into Springtime and notice the plants flowering and the singing birds nesting, may we be inspired to do our bit to look after our planet Earth’s precious resources. We give thanks for President Biden’s pledging the USA to re-enter international climate change agreements. We pray for all nations to work together to defeat the Coronavirus and especially to share out vaccines. Give wisdom to all in authority; and direct this and every nation in the ways of justice and of peace; that we may honour one another, and seek the common good.

Lord, in your mercy ……….  Hear our prayer                                          

We give thanks for all key workers and volunteers who continue to make such a difference in the response to Covid – this week we give especial thanks to those who have enabled a speedy vaccine roll-out. Our Bible readings this morning spoke to us of obedience and trust. We pray that the younger age groups will come forward in good numbers for their vaccines. We pray that all people will continue to obey the Government’s Rules, so that the Road Map dates to freedom in June, may not be hindered, and unnecessary lives lost.

Lord, in your mercy ……  Hear our prayer 

We pray for the sick and the departed and those who are mourning.  We ask for your help as Hilda Highley keeps her hold on life at Sunrise, Esher, and also for her family.  We pray for all those families who are prevented from properly visiting sick or confused, elderly relatives or young grandchildren, since, even though we have the Government Road Map announcement this week, previous rules still apply. We pray for all people suffering pain or worry from non-covid ailments at this time. We ask your help for all those on our parish prayer list and in a moment of silence, we pray for anyone in need known personally to us …….   We pray for the souls of those who have died, and this week we remember Barbara Hilton and Captain Tom.  We think of people whose lives were special to us…. We pray for the many whole families who are mourning loved ones.  Comfort and heal all those who suffer in body, mind, or spirit…, give strength and skill to all doctors, nurses, care workers and priests. May those for whom this earthly life is over, rest in peace.

Lord, in your mercy ……  Hear our prayer 

Rejoicing in the fellowship of St Christopher, St. David and of all your saints, we commend ourselves and the whole creation to your unfailing love.

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