Intercessions C Autumn

Let us pray to the Father, source of all love and life:

Merciful Lord, we pray for all Christian people, that we may be a royal priesthood, a holy nation, to the praise of Christ Jesus our Saviour.

Lord, in your mercy Hear our prayer

We pray for all bishops and other ministers, that they may remain faithful to their calling, and rightly proclaim the word of truth.

Lord, in your mercy Hear our prayer

As schools and colleges begin a new year, we pray for education. May teachers and pupils learn well, adding wisdom to facts, and the ways to understand and use them well. Let there be proper questioning, and respect for others.

Lord, in your mercy Hear our prayer

In this season which has been called “Creation Time”, we pray for a fair and wise use of the earth’s resources. Let plant and animal diversity be respected, the poor and vulnerable protected, and the beauty of God’s world remain for our grandchildren.

Lord, in your mercy Hear our prayer

We pray for Elizabeth our Queen, for the leaders of our nations and all in authority, that your people may lead faithful and peaceful lives. Bless our community, and all who live and work here.

Lord, in your mercy Hear our prayer

We pray for all who are sick and troubled or in any kind of need, that you will deliver them and keep them in your love. We pray especially for _ _ _ _ _ _

Lord, in your mercy Hear our prayer

We thank you, Lord, for all your servants who have died in your faith and fear. We pray for all who mourn. Among the departed we remember in particular _ _ _ _ _ _

Lord, in your mercy Hear our prayer

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