Intercessions – at Harvest, or remembering Stewardship

Let us pray to God, maker and giver of all good things:

Father, we give thanks for your love and generosity. We remember you have created our world, in its diversity and beauty. You have made each of us, giving us life, and purpose, and freedom through Jesus your Son. Help us to remember all your love and generosity.

Lord, in your mercy.   Hear our prayer.

As we remember the gifts of food and shelter, we pray for those who lack basic necessities. For the poor of every land, for refugees, for the homeless. Help all who try to offer them hope, especially the charities who have skill and experience. Help us to be practical in our care.

Lord, in your mercy.   Hear our prayer.

Remembering your creation of the Universe, we pray for scientists and engineers, discovering and working with all you made. We ask that we may use natural resources wisely and sustainably. Give us wisdom to use the understanding we have for the good of all.

Lord, in your mercy.   Hear our prayer.

The riches of the earth are yours, and we are Stewards of all resources, answerable to you. Guide Economists, politicians, and all your people to a right use of wealth.

Lord, in your mercy.   Hear our prayer.

We pray for the Church, as it encourages us to give thanks. We ask strength and wisdom for Christian leaders and teachers.  (Add those of your community, or from any Cycle of Prayer)

Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

We remember those who are in crisis, for whatever reason. Help them, and those around them. Be with the sick – we mention by name . . . . . . Have mercy on the bereaved, and show us how to honour the memory of those who have died,  ………

Lord, in your mercy.   Hear our prayer.

We pray for ourselves, that we may use your gifts of time, money, and possessions with love and wisdom. Help us to understand all that has been given us, and done for us, and to respond gladly.

Lord, in your mercy.   Hear our prayer.

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