Sunday, 9 May 2021

Sunday intercessions on
9 May 2021, Easter VI

‘Almighty God, whose will it is that the earth and the sea should bear fruit in due season’ (the Rogation Collect) … summer fruit on a stall in Corfu (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Christ is risen!
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Let us pray:

‘As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love’ (John 15: 9):

Heavenly Father,
we pray 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 present pandemic crisis …
for all in vaccination centres, in health centres and in 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 as the country begins to open up tomorrow …
and we pray too for the people of India in their suffering …

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy.

‘This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you’ (John 15: 12):

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 for the Anglican Church of Kenya,
and Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit.

We pray for all involved in Christian Aid Week this week (10 to 16 May).

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 Skreen Union of parishes in the Diocese of Killala,
their priest, Canon Noel Regan,
and the people of Christ Church, Dromard,
Saint Mary’s, Kilmacshalgan, and Skreen Church.

We pray for our own parishes and people,
and we pray for ourselves …

Christ have mercy,
Christ have mercy.

‘No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends’ (John 15: 13):

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 …
for all who have taken part in Darkness into Light this weekend (8 May) …

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

Ann … Valerie … Daphne … Sylvia … Ajay …
Joey … Ena … George … Louise … Patrick ‘Pa’ Quilligan …

We pray for all who grieve and mourn at this time …
for Ruby and the Shorten family … the O’Raw family … Des and Maureen Reid …
John and Anne Keane … Mary Downes and family …

We remember and give thanks for those who have died …
especially for Larry O’Raw … Ruth Reid … Ernest Gardiner …
Kathleen Marley … John Keane …
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 the Sixth Sunday of Easter:

‘No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends’.
Beloved God,
May we treat one another as true equals.
Let us love each other as your Son taught us to.

Christ is risen!
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

‘If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love’ (John 15: 10) … ‘Love is the Answer’, a decoration in a shop window in Skerries, Co Dublin (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

These intercessions were prepared for use in the Rathkeale and Kilnaughtin Group of Parishes on the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Sunday 9 May 2021



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