This Week’s Intercessions

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME- 21ST July 2024

Almighty God. Our Heavenly Father, you promised through your Son Jesus Christ to hear us when we pray in faith. On this third Sunday in the month, we pray for or Churchwardens and the Parochial Church Council.  We ask you to continue to support the work of our priests, Caroline, and visiting clergy, as we go forward to focus on the future of this parish church. We give thanks for the guidance to be found in our bible readings today. Strengthen Andrew and Paul 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                             

We pray for the world, for all peoples, abroad and at home, suffering from financial difficulties, war, hunger, homelessness, lack of medical facilities, trafficking and other forms of exploitation. As we see our planet overheating, we pray that people will take steps to reverse the bad practices which have destroyed the temperature balance. May we all do what we can to preserve our planet’s precious resources. Help all those 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 pray for the sick and the departed, and those who are mourning loved ones; for those who are sick in our community, including all on our parish prayer list. We bring before you any other people, in special need of your care.  In a few moments of silence, we pray for anyone known personally to us ……..  Comfort and heal all those who suffer in body, mind, or spirit. Give strength and skill to all doctors, nurses, care workers, volunteers and priests.  May those for whom this earthly life is over, rest in peace.

— Lord, in your mercy                              hear our prayer

We pray for ourselves and the whole community. Many people revere St Christopher as Patron Saint of Travellers. We pray for all those who are travelling at this time.  Following the example of St. Christopher, may we help other people across the various obstacles in their lives.  We pray for all students, teachers and others having holidays during this summer.  May they travel safely and return refreshed and renewed. Dear Lord, as we go about our daily life, help us to grow in faith, hold a light before us when we feel discouraged so that we can go forward with confidence and joy. Give grace to us, our families and friends, and to all our neighbours; that we may serve Christ in one another, and love as he loves us.

— Lord, in your mercy                              hear our prayer                                         

Rejoicing in the fellowship of St Christopher 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.