Intercessions - 09/08

We pray for those for whom today is just another day in a continuing nightmare.

We remember the people of Beirut, shattered by the massive explosion last Tuesday.

We pray for people in India and Brazil, and those places where the Covid19 pandemic is escalating, and where medical services can't cope.

We pray for those in this country who are grieving loved ones, lost to Covid19, and whose grief is so much worse because they could not be with their loved ones at the end, nor have the sort of funeral they would have wished.

We pray for front-line workers who are at the end of their tether, and longing for respite and rest.

We pray for couples whose long-planned and much looked forward to weddings have had to be drastically down-sized.

We pray for those whose jobs and businesses have been devastated, and for whom the future looks bleak.

Lord, for every person who is stressed, discouraged or exhausted we pray.

Lord in Your mercy, hear our prayer.
 

Lord, we thank You that services in this limited form have been able to be resumed in our Priory church.

We miss the singing and the music. We miss the full church, and the fellowship. But may our worship be no less real, no less sincere.

We pray for Rod and Jonny in their leadership.

We pray especially for the children and families of the Priory - for the junior choristers; for JAM; for Messy Church. Lord, hold on to our young people we pray. Keep them faithful to You, and eager to learn. May we soon be able, once again, to provide worship and teaching for them.

Lord in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

We pray for the Lyttelton Well, as the café and bookshop have re-opened, and as the Counselling Service continues on-line. Bless Matthew, John, Catherine and Kate, and all Lyttelton Well volunteers, as they work in these challenging times.

We pray too for our link mission partners – for John and Gillian Robinson, in the Place of Grace in Thailand, and for Paul and Sarah Tester and the children in Lima, Peru, as they cope with very strict lock-down rules.

Lord in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

We pray for members of our Priory family who are unwell, and others known to us.

We also pray for those who have been recently bereaved,

Lord in Your mercy, hear our prayer.  

 

Lord, when we feel low, help us to lift the spirits of others who feel the same.

When we feel fearful, help us to calm the fears of others.

When we feel isolated and lonely, help us to reach out to others who are alone.

Lord be to us, and through us, our Comforter and Sustainer, our Healer and our Friend.   Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.


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