The Parishes of Dunham Massey

Intercessions

Intercessions

Because we can’t be in church together just now, I hoped you might join me in some prayers, just as we would in any Sunday Service.

To view a pdf of the prayer – 5th July 2020 – please click here


on-air sign

You may think this is a strange motif to include in our intercessions page, but I was just thinking that it is applicable in two ways.  Firstly, we are meeting and praying ‘on air’ or digitally.  Secondly, today’s reading makes it clear that our Heavenly Father is always ‘on air’ for us.  Always listening.

   ‘Come unto me all ye that labour, and I will give you rest’
  Take my yoke upon me and learn of me, and ye shall find rest unto your souls 
‘For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light’ 

Let us pray then, in confidence:

The response to my bidding, Lord, in your mercy, is hear our prayer.

Heavenly Father, we thank you for this day and we pray that you will help us to waste none of its hours and to miss none of  its opportunities.  We thank you for the gifts you have given us, individually and collectively, and we pray that you will help us to use them to further your Kingdom here on earth. We pray that you will give us eyes to see and to perceive; ears to hear and listen; hands to work and create; minds to think and innovate; memories to treasure and to learn from; hearts to love and worship.

Lord in your Mercy, Hear our prayer

Lord we pray for all those who are in trouble or in pain today We pray for those who are anxious because of the illness of someone they love. We pray for those who are still shielding, either to protect themselves from Covid19 or to protect someone else.  May all those who labour and are heavy-laden come to you and rest. As we pray, we lay our burdens before you Lord, trusting in your promise to hear us.

Lord, in your Mercy, Hear our prayer.

We pray for all those who have worried throughout this period of lockdown about their employment;  For those who have lost their jobs.  For those coming out of furlough who are unsure of their position.  We pray especially for those in Leicester who are facing an extended period of lockdown just as they thought they were opening up their workplaces and businesses again.

Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

God of comfort and compassion, we pray for those who are unhappy because of  the harsh words or unkind actions of others.  We pray that if we have hurt someone, whether intentionally or not, we will have the courage to apologise.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Heavenly Father, We pray for our church here at St. Margaret.  We pray for Sue, Jane and all the members of the PCC as they work towards a new vicar being appointed.  We pray that you will guide the hearts and minds of those who are working to this end and pour out your Holy Spirit upon our need.  

We pray for the young people in our congregation. For our uniformed organisations who are not yet able to meet in church, for our Sunday School, our Hot Chocolate Club and for our young bell-ringers.  We pray that during all this strangeness, turmoil and upheaval you will remind them that the love of Jesus is with them all the way and every day. 

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Let us end our prayers by saying together the Grace:

May the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Love of God and the fellowship of the Holy spirit be with us all evermore. AMEN

During the course of the coming week, this will be my daily prayer. Sue mentioned it the other week and it is very applicable to every day:     

God be in my head, and in my understanding: 
God be in mine eyes, and in my looking: 
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking: 
God be in my heart, and in my thinking: 
God be at mine end, and at my departing 

Christine Armstrong

Every Blessing,
Christine Armstrong

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