INTERCESSIONS – Sunday 16th May 2021

16 May 2021


Everlasting God Your son Jesus’ Ascension into heaven marked the culmination of the Paschal Mystery. May we live life in the same way as his disciples did at that time, knowing no sense of abandonment but patiently awaiting the promised gift of the Holy Spirit.

    Lord in your mercy
    Hear our prayer

Holy God we thank you for our church leaders; locally here in the Algarve, for Rev'd Mike, Fr Paul, for Bishop Andy Lines and for church leaders throughout the Anglican Communion, and in accordance with the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, our prayers are particularly for the people and leaders of the Anglican Church of Korea, both north and south.

    Lord in your mercy
    Hear our prayer

Creator God help the people of your world make the best use of science and technology in order to achieve a better life on this planet. Protect people of third world countries from being exploited and underpaid for their labour just so that we can enjoy cheap luxury goods at their expense.  We especially pray for the fair distribution of the Coronavirus vaccine to the whole needy world.

    Lord in your mercy
    Hear our prayer

Father God your Son remained with his disciples after his resurrection, teaching them to love all people as neighbours. Thank you for our families, friends and fellow Christians and for the people with whom we work or share our daily lives. We pray for those who are lonely, those isolated because of age or ill-health, and those who find it difficult to make friends or be accepted.

    Lord in your mercy
    Hear our prayer

Loving God we remember this morning those who are sick, sad or lonely and those who are brave and patient when things are going wrong. We pray that they may be aware of your comforting presence and know that in your hands they are safe and loved.

    Lord in your mercy
    Hear our prayer

Heavenly Father, we raise before you all who have died and who are now with your ascended Son Jesus Christ.  We pray for those who have recently died, for their resurrection into Your kingdom and for those whose anniversary falls at this time.

    Lord in your mercy
    Hear our prayer

Everlasting God open our eyes to see You acting in our lives and our hearts to understand not only what you do for us but what you call us to do to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    Merciful Father,
    Accept these prayers
    for the sake of your Son,
    our Saviour Jesus Christ.
    Amen.

 

 
Credits:
The following sources occasional aid the inspiration of our Intercessors, and we are grateful that these, and so many more, are available to help us in our prayers. 
Costa Blanca Chaplaincy
Prayers for Today – Susan Sayers
Prayers of Intercession – Susan Sayers
The Intercessions Handbook – John Pritchard