Intercessions – in Lent

[This form can be used to lead Intercessions in Church, or otherwise]

Let us pray:

Heavenly Father, in Lent we remember the love which drove Jesus to his ministry, enduring temptations and going without hesitation to Jerusalem and death on a cross. Remind us of your great love and grace, which calls us to a life of disciplined goodness and service.

Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

Let our Church be one which reflects your goodness and love. Bless our leaders, including  . . ., and all who serve your mission in this community. Teach us to live together in ways which help us learn your love, forgiveness and purpose.

Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

(insert here the any material from a Cycle of Prayer)

Guide world leaders to advance peace and justice. Help those who face temptation to corruption or pride, and strengthen those who defend the poor, the weak and the oppressed. Show us what we can do to protect the vulnerable and encourage practical help for those in need.

Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

Remember those who need to repent, but are forgetful of your love and Sovereignty. Help us always to remember that we are forgiven sinners, learning the ways of Jesus, and finding our place among his people. Teach us to welcome all who would find his love.

Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

Have mercy on those who are in difficulty, distress, or weakness for whatever reason. We pray for those we know to be ill  . . . . We remember those who have died committing them to you, and asking your help for the bereaved.

Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

Lord, as we reflect on all that you have done for us and given to us, help us to become more firmly given to your service. Let our lives show more of your character. Let our community be a more effective light in this place.

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