Lent Prayers of Intercession (2)

Let us be still as we offer our prayers to God, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

We pray for our ministry team as they guide and care for us and nurture our Christian faith. We pray for those who are part of this worshipping community and for all who give their time and energy to look after the life of this parish. May we be the body of Christ for each other in this place.

Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.

We pray for peace in your world, broken in so many places. We pray for those living in conditions of war, for those who have fled their homes and found refuge in foreign lands, living in crowded camps, and for those many people bereaved in the most horrific of ways.  We pray for peacemakers and aid workers, and those who work for justice in places of great danger.  We pray for the spreading of love, justice and compassion among all people.

Lord, in your mercy
hear our prayer.

We pray for healing for those who are unwell at this time, and for those who are lonely or anxious. Give strength to those who support and care for elderly relatives. We pray for those who suffer mental illness and for their families, and for all those who find life difficult because of ill health.

Today we pray for Ns........................

We pray for the bereaved families of Ns........................

Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.

We pray for those who are unemployed or who find themselves in financial need, remembering those for whom Food Banks are essential.  May we always be mindful of those who need help and be gracious in our giving as well as in our receiving.

Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer. 

We pray for the people we hold in our hearts today, for our families, friends and loved ones.  And in a moment of quiet, we bring to you our own cares and the things which concern us.

Silence

Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.

Lent means ‘spring’.  We give thanks for signs of new life all about us – for bulbs peeping through the ground and leaves beginning to bud. In this time of Lent, when we might think of denying ourselves something we like, or taking up something new and challenging, we pray that we too may find the beginnings of new life. In spaces and times of quiet we might make in our busy lives may we be still and know that you are God.  May we know your presence in all that we do this coming week.   

Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.
Amen.

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