Intercessions B

Let us pray with confidence for the church and the world.

Lord, guard and direct your Church in truth, unity and praise. Fill us with the power of your Holy Spirit. Bless all who lead congregations and teach the Christian faith in this community.

Lord, in your mercy Hear our prayer

Make all nations aware of the unity of the human family. As we remember those afraid of terrorist violence, grant that we may live together in justice, faith and peace.

Lord, in your mercy Hear our prayer

Take prejudice and selfishness away from us, and help us to want what is right.

Lord, in your mercy Hear our prayer

Teach us to use your creation for your greater praise, that all may share the good things you provide. Help those who work for Fair Trade, and the right sort of development that lasts and benefits everybody. Lead us to love one another, and unite us in the service of your kingdom.

Lord, in your mercy Hear our prayer

Strengthen all who give their energy and skill for the healing of those who are sick in body, mind or spirit. Set free all who are bound by illness, fear or despair. (We remember especially . . . . ). Grant a peaceful end and eternal joy to all who are dying, and your comfort to those who mourn. (We remember . . . . ).

Lord, in your mercy Hear our prayer

Father we give you thanks and praise for all your saints, of long ago and those who have impacted our lives more recently. Rejoicing in their fellowship and following their good examples, we ask you to grant us with them a share in your eternal kingdom.

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