This Week’s Intercessions

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Alive in the risen Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit, we bring our prayers before God who promises to hear us and answer in steadfast love. Faithful God, your Son Jesus Christ gave us a new commandment – that of love for each other; and so we ask you to teach us to love you in our neighbours, that by serving them, we also serve you.

Lord, in your mercy ……  Hear our prayer 

Loving God, you call us to be your fruit-bearing church.  We ask for Your help to Strengthen the bonds among all Christian churches. We thank you for the gifts you have given us – individually and collectively – and help us to use them to further your Kingdom here on earth
• Eyes to see and perceive
• Ears to hear and listen
• Hands to work and create
• Minds to think and innovate
• Memories to remember and learn from
• Hearts to love and worship

We pray for all your people throughout the world that they may come together in your love.  Here, in our own Parish of St. Christopher’s we pray for the Church Wardens and PCC that they receive your wisdom and guidance as they continue to manage through these testing times.                 

Lord, in your mercy ……  Hear our prayer

  

Mighty God, you conquer the world not with weapons but with unconditional love. We pray for the leaders of all nations. In this country, we pray for all those in authority – the Prime Minister, the government, members of parliament and for those newly elected that they may understand the important issues facing us today and lead well to ensure a safe, healthy and prosperous ‘tomorrow’ for future generations.

We pray for authority and citizens to work together to improve society and life chances for all.  Plant your word in the hearts of all nations’ leaders and give them Your Spirit, so that the peoples of the world may live in peace.                                

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

Loving God, help us all to be a part of the healing ministry of your church.  Encourage us to constantly pray for those we know who are suffering in body, mind or spirit and from the Coronavirus.  Deepen our love towards others, especially those who are weak; help us to console the sorrowful and give hope to the dying.  We remember and give thanks that Eileen Griffiths, continues to make good progress in recovering from her recent operation;  we remember and give thanks that Hilda Highley, is receiving the loving care she needs in her frailty;  we also remember Joanne and pray that her move shortly,  from hospital to a rehabilitation unit will enable her to become more mobile and her movement much improved.

 Lord, in your mercy ……  Hear our prayer

Merciful God, we pray and remember with thankfulness and gratitude all those who have left their mark on our lives by giving us love and laughter, but who have now gone before us to be with Christ. We hold them in our hearts, knowing that you, Lord, hold them in yours. 

We pray for all those in difficulty known only to us in the quietness of our hearts and ask that they be blessed with your love and peace.                                


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