Sunday, 30 May 2021

Sunday intercessions on
30 May 2021, Trinity Sunday

Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale, Co Limerick in late May sunshine (Photograph: Patrick Comerford, 2021)

Let us pray:

‘God so loved the world that he gave his only Son’ (John 3: 16):

Heavenly Father,
we pray for the world, for the nations of the world,
and for our own country Ireland, north and south.

We give thanks for all who are involved in responding
to the pandemic crisis and the cyber attack …
for all in hospitals, vaccination centres, health centres and medical practices …
for all volunteers, medical professionals and administrators …
for all who make decisions and seek to influence public opinion for the good …
for all who hold out hope and promise for our future …
and we pray too for the people of India,
and the people of Gaza, Israel and Palestine in their suffering …

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy.

‘So must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life’ (John 3: 14-15):

Lord Jesus Christ,
we pray for the Church,
that we may love one another as you love us.

We pray for our Bishop, Kenneth,
our neighbouring churches and parishes,
and people of faith everywhere,
that we may be blessed in our variety and diversity.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer,
we pray this week for the Anglican Church in Mexico,
La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico,
and the Interim Primate, Bishop Enrique Treviño Cruz of Cuernavaca.

In the Church of Ireland this month,
we pray for the Diocese of Conor and Bishop George Davison.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer this week,
We pray for the growth, unity and service of Christ’s Church in our dioceses.

We pray for our own parishes and people,
We give thanks for all involved in painting this church,
and those who cleaned up …
and we pray for ourselves …

Christ have mercy,
Christ have mercy.

‘The wind blows where it chooses … So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit’ (John 3: 8):

Holy Spirit,
we pray for one another …
we pray for those we love and those who love us …
we pray for family, friends and neighbours …
and we pray for those we promised to pray for …

We pray for those who feel rejected and discouraged …
we pray for all in need and those who seek healing …
for all who work for healing …
for all waiting for healing …

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

Ann … Daphne … Sylvia … Ajay … Ena …

We pray for all who grieve and mourn at this time …
for all who are broken-hearted,
trying to come to terms with the loss of loved ones
for Victor, Kenneth and the Smyth family …
Nora Fitzgerald, Kevin, Imelda, and the Doherty family …

We remember and give thanks for those who have died …
especially Joe Smith … Catherine Doherty …
May their memories be a blessing …

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy.

A prayer from the Anglican mission agency USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel) on Trinity Sunday:

Loving God,
May we be inspired by your divine partnership,
As we work with our partners.
Let us learn from each other and grow in fellowship.

Merciful Father …

An icon of the Holy Trinity in the Church of Saint Nektarios in Tsesmes, near Rethymnon in Crete (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

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