INTERCESSIONS – Sunday 31 January 2021

31 January 2021


Eternal God, you have carried out your plan for the world over hundreds of years, thank you for welcoming us in love, hear us as we pray for the good of the church, the world and for all in need.

    Lord in your mercy
    Hear our prayer


Faithful God, we thank you for our church leaders and all who give of their time and energy here in All Saints. We pray for all who preach your word, inspire, lead and grow us as disciples as we reach out to those in need in our communities and in our world. We give thanks for A Rocha and those working on the ‘Plastic Free February’ initiative which is bringing Christians from all denominations together to care for this beautiful planet.

In the Anglican Cycle of prayer we pray of Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil

    Lord in your mercy
    Hear our prayer


God of every land and nation, you spoke your word and revealed your good news in Jesus Christ. We pray for our troubled world its peoples and their leaders. We pray for those caught up in war, and violence, and hatred; especially the innocent victims of these evils. May peace abound and righteousness flourish, that we may vanquish injustice and wrong.  We pray too for the ongoing fight against the Coronavirus Pandemic and for all governments and their health authorities that they take appropriate steps for the good of their people.

    Lord in your mercy
    Hear our prayer


Holy God, although we are sometimes separated by language and culture from the people we live amongst, we long to see your will done here on earth as it is in heaven. We pray for our neighbours, not only with words but day by day, moment by moment, in the things we do and the way we do them. Help us also to reach out to the English-speaking community with our Adventures during lockdown.

    Lord in your mercy
    Hear our prayer


Abundant God, be with those of us that desire and need your restoration and healing. We remember all those who live in the depths of depression and mental illness. Today, we ask for your blessing and healing touch upon them and especially for those affected by the Coronavirus. We pray for those on our prayer list and anyone we personally know who needs our prayers today.

    Lord in your mercy
    Hear our prayer


Merciful God, your love reaches beyond the grave. At the end of our days on earth be with us and with those we love. May those who have gone before us rest in your eternal peace.  We remember before you those who have died, and we pray for all whose life is saddened by the death of a loved one, be with them in their loneliness.

    Lord in your mercy
    Hear our prayer


Lord God we pray for ourselves; as we start the week ahead, we ask that in all we do, may we walk more closely with you at our side safe in the knowledge that your Fatherly love and care knows no bounds.

    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