Intercessions A

In the presence of the Lord, let us pray:

For the people of God, that every one may be a true and faithful disciple, learning more fully the ways of Christ for their community and culture.

Lord in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

For all who proclaim the word of truth, that they may be sustained by the infinite wisdom of Christ. We pray for our leaders here, and those in the wider Church.

Lord in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

For those drawing near to faith, that the Lord will bring them to a true knowledge of himself. For our efforts to live the faith, and share it, and encourage those who are new to faith, or struggle with temptation and sin.

Lord in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

For our families and friends, that the Lord will guide them in his way and give them joy in all they do. For the people of this Kingdom and Commonwealth, that the Lord will lead us in truth and righteousness. For the whole human race, that we may live together in justice and peace.

Lord in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

For all who are hungry and sick, persecuted, lonely or ignored, that the Lord will comfort and sustain them. We remember those affected by terrorism and disaster, and those we know locally to be ill (. . . ). As we pray for them, we give thanks for those who have lived and died in faith, commending them to your care and praying for those who face the difficult adjustments of bereavement (. . . )

Lord in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

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