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Intercessions 7th Sunday after Trinity

 

The Gospel of Mark records that Jesus said to the disciples, 

‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’ 

In these moments of calm, we thank you for the opportunity to sit a while with You, Lord and rest in You. Give us the courage to sit a while in the cell of our hearts every day, to do the inner work that You ask of us, so that we might encounter You, our God, in ever deeper ways.

Lord in your mercy hear our prayer

 

Loving Lord we pray for Your church worldwide and ask you to forgive us for the times we have failed to live out your call to love and to be one in Christ.

Give wisdom and courage to church leaders, to know when to speak out and when to act in love.  We ask your blessing on our own Diocesan bishops, Christopher, Nicholas and David and on Fr Neil and David here at All Saints.  Grant them the grace to hear your call to come away and rest, and the resilience and inspiration to rise to the challenges that they face in their ministry.

Here at All Saints we pray this week for your hand to be over the process of seeking to appoint our new director of music.  Be with the panel and the candidates and may your choice be clear so that we can grow and develop the musical heritage of this place to your glory.

Lord in your mercy hear our prayer

 

Loving Father we pray for our hurting world and for those who live with trauma, the constant threat of danger, disease and natural disaster.  Today we especially lift to your loving care those in Europe affected by the terrible floods and other places close to our hearts, which we bring before you now in a moment of silence…..

We pray for all who are trying to live full lives in difficult circumstances. Bless them with everything they need; protect them from evil; and may they encounter gifts of acceptance and love to restore hope in their hearts.

Lord in your mercy hear our prayer 

Gracious God, have mercy on our own nation and guide us, we pray, as we adjust to the relaxation of Covid restrictions from tomorrow.  Grow our concern for others, and help us to really see with Your eyes, so that we may show care and compassion and always act with consideration for others.

As the end of school and college term comes around, we thank you for all those, teachers and support staff and parents, who have worked so hard over this past year and more to maintain our children’s education.  With the summer break, may they all enjoy a time of refreshment, and time to come away and rest.

Lord in your mercy hear our prayer

 

Healing Lord, Comfort and heal all who suffer in body mind or spirit.  May they and those who care for them, be strengthened with hope.  We lift to you and ask that you hold in your ever loving strong embrace…Irene Bailey, Rae Boreham, Shirley Grant, Peter Hart, Bella, Dorothy Court, JB Wilson, Margaret Young, Jill Chiverton, and Iain Davison and those we name in our hearts in a moment of quiet now….

Lord in your mercy hear our prayer

 

Hear us as we remember those who have gone to glory, whom we still love but see no more. Be with those who mourn.

We remember Molly Kenchington and Roger Watson

According to your promises, grant us with them a share in your eternal kingdom.

Rejoicing in the fellowship of all the saints, we commend ourselves and all peoples to your unfailing love

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