This Week’s Intercessions

THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

Abba Father, listen to us in our hearts as we pray,
As our day and our week begins and we embark onto the sometime stormy seas of family, friendships, work and our faith,
As our community opens itself up further to business and closer connections 
As governments around the world grapple to right the disruption of Covid 19
May Your Hand guide us and bring us to calm waters
Voyage with us so we may throw our anchor into a deeper truth
Speak to us, Father, and give us strength to endure

Abba, Father, listen to us in our hearts as we pray,
As we break bread at mealtimes, alone or together with others, remind us that you feed us in body and soul, 
As nations struggle to feed their people and greed breaks the system
May we speak out against the destruction of your natural world, 
Feed us, feed every nation, so that the hunger of our hearts, bodies and souls is satisfied
Speak to us, Father, and give us strength to bring justice to Your world

Abba, Father, listen to us in our hearts as we pray,
As Peter and Caroline strive to work out Your purposes in this parish 
As we take up the daily challenge of living our lives in imitation of Christ 
May we all show others how great is your goodness and how beautiful is your love
Lift up our heads, Lord, your weary saints, and transform us into the jewels on your crown 
Speak to us, Father, and through your holy word breathe life and blessed hope into us 

Abba, Father, listen to us in our hearts as we pray,
As we think of those who, in the stillness of the evening, 
Walked towards you and your ever-loving arms to be set free from pain and sorrow
As we remember those loved and lost by each one of us 
As we name, in our hearts and your hearing, those who suffer and struggle for so many reasons
May we be sustained by the promise of your redemptive love
Speak to us, Father, and bring your healing compassion to us 

Abba, Father, listen to us in our hearts as we pray,
As we go about our life outside church, help us give our everyday energy to your service
As we make new plans for the future, help us put you, Lord, as the beating heart of our lives
May we come back to you, as we succeed and fail in what we do,
Asking for forgiveness and turning again and again to your love
Speak to us, Father, and strengthen our faith, to go out in your name and shine your joy into every corner of our lives 
Amen