Intercessions

Our loving God is here, listening to his children. Let us pray to him now.

Father, we pray that your church may always be open to receive your love. Help us to come humbly and simply into your presence and wait on you, knowing our dependence on you, and rejoicing in it.

As you have called us   Lord, we come to you.

Father, we pray for all world leaders and their governments. Help them always to put first the needs of others, and of our planet. Give them wisdom and courage, and a desire to put right past wrongs and injustice. Help them as they negotiate the current difficulties with the coronavirus.

As you have called us    Lord, we come to you

Father, we pray that you will help us all to grow closer to you, whatever our age, our circumstances, or our experience of life and faith.

We pray for all the children and young people who are part of our church. Help them to grow strong and faithful to you, and thank you for all that we can learn from them.

As you have called us   Lord, we come to you

Father, we pray for all who are carrying heavy burdens at this time. Through illness and pain, through poverty, through bereavement, or through difficult circumstances of any kind. Be with them and show them your love, and give us the mind and the will to do all we can to ease the burdens of others.

As you have called us    Lord, we come to you

Father, we thank you for your example of gentleness and humility. Teach us to trust more and more in you, letting go of what the world considers essential, and rejoicing in the freedom of being your children.

Merciful Father

accept these prayers

for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Amen