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The monthly prayer meeting has started here at All Saints. Please do join us on Tuesday 24th November between 10-11am for our monthly prayer meeting.  It will be on Zoom in November due to lockdown.

Intercession Prayers for 2nd Sunday before Advent 

On this day

Let us make our prayer in the power of the Spirit, 

through the love of Jesus and in the presence of God,

That with the noble fellowship of all the saints

We may be found ready for your coming

 and heed your call 

and do your will

Merciful Father, you built your church on the foundation of the apostles.

Strengthen all Christian people across the world 

by your Holy Spirit.

In our own diocese we pray for our bishops,

David, Christopher and Nicholas,

and in this church for the ministries of Neil and David

and all those who give their talents for the benefit of this place throughout the year.

Bless the mission of the Church as it seeks to reveal your kingdom.

May we be seen to be encouraging and building up one another in the faith

That each of us may use our talents to the benefit of others and to your glory


Lord in your mercy

Hear our prayer

Holy Father

We pray today for statesmen, leaders and rulers 

and especially for the President and President Elect 

of the United States, 

and our own government

at this time of stress in all our lives.

May they be quiet in spirit, clear in judgement

and able to understand the issues that face them.

May they often think of the common people on whose behalf they must speak and act.

Grant them patience, grant them courage

Grant them foresight and great faith.

In their anxieties be their securities,

In their opportunities be their inspiration,

 

Lord in your mercy

Hear our prayer

 

Lord, at this, the start of Prisons week, 

we ask that you offer your freedom to all people.

We pray for those in prison 

And help them to see the repercussions of their actions 

to find a way forward.

Support with your love, prisoners, their friends and families, 

prison staff, visitors and all who care.

Heal those who have been wounded by the actions of others, especially the victims of crime. 

Help us to forgive one another, 

to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with Christ in his strength, and in his Spirit.

 

Lord in your mercy

Hear our prayer

 

Heavenly Father,

we rejoice in the gifts you have given to us.

May we share them, encourage them in each other

 and use them rightly.

We pray that we may support each other 

and see when there is difficulty in others’ lives

 to help when and where needed

Strengthen and stay closely beside us all at this time

 

Lord in your mercy

Hear our prayer

 

Dear Lord, hold in your embrace all who minister to your love 

in the service of the poor and needy;

All who minister to the sick and dying 

and especially on the Covid wards in hospitals;

We give thanks for the news of a possible vaccine 

and those whose expertise have brought us to this point.

We pray for all who bring their light to those in darkness.

Touch and heal all those who are afflicted or distressed 

in any way today

We pray today for those known personally to us,

and especially for

Mary H

Alan R

Rae B

Peter H

David B

J B W

Grant S

Dorothy C

Margaret B

Pam W

Michael K

Shirley G

 

Edna B

Hold them close, and in love and mercy strengthen them

and stand beside them in their individual suffering

 

Lord in your mercy

Hear our prayer

 

Remember in your mercy, O Lord, 

all those who have gone before us and now dwell with your saints in glory

We remember 

All those whose anniversaries fall around this time

And especially for

Ron Macey

Phil Richardson

Erika Allman

Beryl Piggott

And in a moment of quiet, those who are known to us personally

Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord

And let light perpetual shine upon them

We give thanks for the shining love of the saints, 

that they will guide our loved ones

and ask that with them, 

we may come to share

 in the endless joy of heaven

 

Lord in your mercy

Hear our prayer

 

We give you thanks

For the whole company of your saints in glory,

With whom, in fellowship 

we join our prayers and praises

And so, rejoicing in the fellowship of all the saints,

We commend ourselves and the whole of creation to your unfailing love

Merciful Father

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