Intercessions – for Epiphany

Let us pray:

Lord, you have shown us how Jesus became known, loved and worshipped. Guide our Church as we try to show the light of Christ. Bless all who lead and teach Christians in this community. Teach us truth, unity and praise: fill us with the power of your Holy Spirit.

Lord, in your mercy   Hear our prayer.

(use here material from any cycle of prayer)

Help all countries, and their leaders, to understand the need for peace and for justice. Guide those with power to use it well and honestly. Show us the selfishness and prejudice we still have, and give us an enthusiasm for what is right and good.

Lord, in your mercy   Hear our prayer.

Father, the world you made was good, but we often misuse it. Teach us to use it properly, so that everyone may share the good things you provide. Help 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 specially . . .

Lord, in your mercy Hear our prayer.

Father we give you thanks and praise for all your saints. Grant a peaceful end and eternal joy to those who are dying now, and your comfort to those who mourn. We remember . . . . .

Lord, in your mercy   Hear our prayer.

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