Intercessions Sunday 9th May 2021

Intercessions for 9th May 2021, Easter 6

Intercessor: Richard Horrell

Knowing God’s love and affection for us let us pray to him now

Faithful God, your Son Jesus Christ gave us a new commandment, of love for each other and so we ask you to teach us to love you in our neighbours that by serving them we might also serve you.

(Short Silence)

Help us Lord, To Love One Another

Mighty God, we pray for your church which day by day gathers to praise you and to hear your holy word. We pray for our Christian sisters and brothers worshipping around the world in small rural churches, great city cathedrals and on the internet. Give us here in Helensburgh a sense of expectation as we come and inspiration as we go. Bless Kevin, our Bishop, Dom our Rector and Kevin our lay reader whose preaching and teaching inspire us with the message of your salvation.

(Short Silence)

Help us Lord, To Love One Another

Creator God, the world so often seems to be a violent and fearful place. Give us the strength to love our enemies and to pray for those who by violence and acts of terrorism distort and demonise your wonderful creation. We pray for Mothers’ Union members throughout the world as they continue to provide support for families in need of love and care.

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Help us Lord, To Love One Another

Father God, may our closeness to family and friends make us never exclusive, shutting others out, but always inclusive, welcoming others. Encourage us in outgoing hospitality and keep us from becoming possessive with those we love. 

(Short Silence)

Help us Lord, To Love One Another

Loving God, help us all to be a part of the healing ministry of your church. Encourage us to constantly pray for those we know who are suffering in body, mind or spirit and from the Coronavirus. Deepen our love for our neighbours especially those who are weak, help us to console the sorrowful and give hope to the dying.

We remember and pray especially for Marjory Barrington

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Help us Lord, To Love One Another

Merciful God, your love reaches beyond the grave. At the end of our days on earth be with us and with those we love and with those whom we love and have gone before us. We pray now for those who have recently died; give to the departed the perfect joy of your eternal love and to those bereaved by their passing the consolation of Your perfect love. We remember especially the soul of Ernest Marsland. May he rest Peace.

(Short Silence)

Help us Lord, To Love One Another

Holy God, wherever the beauty of creation reflects your love may our hearts be be lifted to you in thanks and praise. Send us out into the world today mindful that as witnesses and servants, we should make you known in every place we visit and bear witness to the Gospel with acts of faith and hope and love.

We will now have a period of silence to offer our own petitions.

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

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