13 June 2021

Sunday intercessions on
13 June 2021, Trinity II

‘Don’t judge the day be the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you sow’ … a sign in a café in Greystones, Co Wicklow (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Let us pray:

‘With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it?’ (Mark 4: 30):

Heavenly Father,
we pray for the world, for the kingdoms and the nations of the world,
for the G7 leaders meeting in Cornwall,
and for our own country, Ireland, north and south.

We pray for justice, mercy and peace,
for an end to violence, hatred and oppression.

We give thanks for all who are responding
to the pandemic crisis and the cyber attack …

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy.

‘With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it’ (Mark 4: 33):

Lord Jesus Christ,
we pray for the Church,
that we may hear your word and grow in love for one another.

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 Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).

In the Church of Ireland this month,
we pray for the Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh,
and for Bishop Ferran Glenfield.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer this week,
we pray for the Tubbercurry Group of parishes in the Diocese of Achonry,
the priest-in-charge, the Revd Peter Norman,
and the people of Saint Crumnathy’s Cathedral, Achonry,
Saint George’s Church, Tubbercurry and Killoran Church, Rathbarron).

We pray for our own parishes and people …
We give thanks for all involved in reopening this church …
and we pray for ourselves …

Christ have mercy,
Christ have mercy.

‘O Lord … answer us when we call upon you’ (Psalm 20: 9):

Holy Spirit,
we pray for one another …
we pray for those we love and those who love us …
we pray for our families, 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 …

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

Ruby … Arthur … Ann … Daphne … Sylvia … Ajay …

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 the Downes, Smyth and Doherty families …

We remember and give thanks for those who have died …
especially Ena Downes … Joe and Linda Smyth … 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 the Second Sunday after Trinity:

Creator Father, may we be patient and kind,
As we seek to serve You.
Let us spread the seeds of the Kingdom,
Trusting in You that they will grow and flower.

Merciful Father …

The ‘Sower’ window in Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale, Co Limerick (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

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