Sunday, 11 October 2020

Sunday intercessions on
11 October 2020 (Trinity XVIII)

‘Go therefore into the man streets, and invite everyone you find to the … banquet’ (Matthew 22: 9) … preparing for the banquet (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Let us pray:

Heavenly Father,
we pray for the rulers of the world,
that they may seek justice for the many and not just the few:

We pray for all who vote at this time in the United States,
we pray for governments making difficult and demanding decisions,
for the members of Nephet,
the National Public Health and Emergency Team,
for those in hospitals, schools and public health,
that they may work for the many and not just the few.

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy.

Lord Jesus Christ,
we give thanks that you invite us to the banquet.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer,
we pray this week for the Anglican Church in Uganda,
and the Most Revd Stephen Samuel Kaziimba,
Archbishop of Uganda and Bishop of Kampala.

Throughout the Church of Ireland this month,
we pray for the Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory,
for Bishop Michael Burrow,
and for the people and priests of the diocese.

We pray for our bishop, Kenneth,
and for his ministry, mission and witness …

We pray for all being ordained at this time …

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray this week
for the Killala Union of parishes in the Diocese of Killala,
the Priest-in-Charge, the Revd Canon Dr Andrew Ison,
and the congregations of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Killala,
Saint Mary’s Church, Crossmolina,
and Saint John’s, Ballycastle (Dunfeeny).

Christ have mercy,
Christ have mercy.

Holy Spirit,
we pray for those who live in the highways and by-ways,
those who feel excluded and marginalised,
those who feel unwelcome at the banquet …

We pray that we may share in the joys of all who celebrate,
bring comfort to all who are anxious and suffering,
and help carry the burden of all who grieve and mourn:

We give thanks for new life …
for Simon Michael Foley …
for his parents, sister, and grandparents …

We pray for those in need:

In our hearts, we name individuals, families, neighbours,
care homes, hospitals, voluntary groups …

We pray for those who are sick or isolated,
at home or in hospital …

Alan … Margaret … Lorraine …
Ajay… Joey … Ena … Trixie …

We pray for those we have offered to pray for …

We pray for all who grieve and mourn at this time …
the families of Margaret Glynn … Sylvia Mitchell …
Bertha Marsh … Canon Marie Rowley-Brooks …
may their families find comfort and support in the prayers of friends …
may their memories be a blessing to us …

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy.

A prayer for today adapted from the prayer diary
of the Anglican mission agency USPG
(United Society Partners in the Gospel):

Loving God, we pray that through your grace and mercy,
you may bring strength, consolation and peace
to the thousands who have suffered and are yet suffering
because of Covid-19 throughout the world. Amen.

Merciful Father …

These intercessions were prepared for use the Rathkeale and Kilnaughtin Group of Parishes on Sunday 11 October 2020.

‘Invite everyone you find to the … banquet’ (Matthew 22: 9) … an end-of-term dinner in Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

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