This Week’s Intercessions

PENTECOST

Father, as a community, as a government, as a nation, 
We are challenged, tentative, afraid
On Pentecost Day we see the Trinity shining bright before us and we ask
Take us away from ourselves, from our failings and fear, from our stupidity, from our stubbornness 
Come like water, come like wind, come like fire, come Holy Spirit,
Lord come to bless us
And fill us with Your Spirit

Father, as Your church, as Your priesthood, as Your people 
We are stumbling, failing, falling
On Pentecost Day we see Your face shining before us and we ask
Take us into awareness, into kindness, into sense, into forgiveness
Come like living breath, come like joy, come like purity, come Holy Spirit
Lord come to bless us
And fill us with Your Spirit

Father, as Your children, as Your lambs, as Your dearest ones,
We are suffering, dying, lonely, sorrowful
On Pentecost Day we see Your Spirit move amongst us and we remember today with full hearts 
Our friend Moira for healing 
and for eternal rest Maureen, Reverend Peter Holmes, George Floyd, our own loved ones,
Take us into Your arms, Your joy, Your healing
Come like a mother’s touch, come like a shepherd, come like the cool of the morning, come Holy Spirit 
Lord come to bless us
And fill us with Your Spirit

Father, as brothers and sisters, as Your disciples, as Your servants,
We are learning, sharing, growing, living
On Pentecost Day we see Your son as our beloved inspiration, and we ask
Take us on a journey of faith, of change, of growth, of jubilation
Come like a teacher, come like light, come like the deepest satisfaction of our hunger, come Holy Spirit
Lord come to bless us
And fill us with Your Spirit

Father, as your missionaries, as those who speak in tongues, who prophesy and heal, as those who are called and chosen,
We are blessed, encouraged, enlightened, strengthened,
On Pentecost Day we see Your Spirit hover over the water before us and we ask
Take away the darkness, the reluctance, the fear, the embarrassment
Come like an eagle, come like fire, come as You came at Pentecost, come, come Holy Spirit
Merciful God
Accept these prayers for the sake of your son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen