Intercessions for Pentecost

Let us pray for the Church and the world:

Grant, Almighty God, that all who confess your name – of every race and culture, every Christian tradition, every organisation and fellowship – may be united in your truth, live together in your love and reveal your glory in the world.

Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

Guide the people of this land, and of all the nations, in the ways of justice and peace. Together, may we honour one another and serve the common good under the direction of your Spirit.

Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

Teach us to respect the earth as your creation, that we may use its resources wisely to your glory and for the good of all. Help those who work with the issues of climate change, and all who are concerned with the quality of the environment we leave behind us.

Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

Bless all whose lives are closely linked with ours: family, friends, those we meet regularly. May we show the good effects of the work of the Holy Spirit, serve Christ in them, and love one another as he loves us.

Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

Comfort and heal all who suffer in body, mind or spirit. We remember especially . . . Give them courage and hope in their troubles, and bring them the joy of your salvation.

Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

Hear us as we remember those who have died in the peace of Christ, and those who mourn. Grant us with them a share in your eternal kingdom.

Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

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