INTERCESSIONS – Sunday 25th July 2021

25 July 2021


 

Holy God out of your goodness, a great crowd was fed and satisfied from a small offering of food.

In this time of prayer we thank you for supplying all our needs and offer you the love of our hearts as we pray for all the Churches here in the Algarve and in particular for All Saints both in Lagoa and Almancil; for the youngest to the oldest; for those of certain faith and for those who struggle with doubts.

Lord in Your mercy
Hear our prayer


Creator God we pray for those throughout the world who are physically hungry. We know that so many of the world’s people lack enough nourishment; help us to be diligent in prayer and generous in giving to those agencies which try to alleviate their suffering.

Lord in Your mercy
Hear our prayer


Father God, we raise before you our homes and our relationships for you to work in. We thank you for the community of which we are part; for those who share with us in its activities, for all who serve its varied interests.  Help us, to make our own contribution to the community and to learn to be good neighbours at all times.   We ask your blessings on Mike and Linda as they get ready to go to the States on Sabbatical.   We trust in you to guard them and keep them safe, and to return them home in due course.   In the Anglican Cycle of prayer, we pray for my Dad’s Church, the Scottish Episcopal Church.

Lord in Your mercy
Hear our prayer


Loving God we place in your hands those who are sick. We ask that you ease their pain, and heal the damage they are suffering in body, mind or spirit.  Be present with them through the support of friends and in the care of doctors and nurses.   We pray especially for those who may be facing the prospect of surgery or unpleasant procedures to enable them to live a more normal life.    We thank you that more and more of our friends and family have been double-vaccinated and feel more comfortable mixing with others.

Lord in Your mercy
Hear our prayer


Merciful God we offer our thanks for lives well lived but now come to an end. Be close to those bereaved by their passing.   We ask you to surround Dora and her family and all those whose anniversary falls at this time, with your unfailing love

Lord in Your mercy
Hear our prayer


Faithful God, through these prayers we offer afresh our lives as well as our words; send us out into the world determined that each moment from now on becomes an offering of love for you.

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