06 June 2021

Sunday intercessions on
6 June 2021, Trinity I

‘Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak for me’ … the cell where Martin Niemöller was held in isolation in Sachsenhausen (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Let us pray:

‘All the kings of the earth will praise you, O Lord’ (Psalm 138: 5):

Heavenly Father,
we pray for the world, for the kingdoms and the nations of the world,
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 …

We pray too for the people of India and Nepal,
and the people of Myanmar …

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy.

‘Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother’ (Mark 3: 35):

Lord Jesus Christ,
we pray for the Church,
that we may love one another as sisters and brothers.

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 the Province of Myanmar (Burma),
and the Archbishop of Myanmar,
Stephen Than Myint Oo, Bishop of Yangon.

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 all who remain vulnerable and anxious as we emerge from lockdown.

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, your love endures for ever’ (Psalm 138: 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 …

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 First Sunday after Trinity:

Almighty God, king of kings,
You lift the lowly and cast down the proud.
May we work in your image to create a fairer world,
Filled with peace and justice.

Merciful Father …

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