Sunday, 15 August 2021

Sunday intercessions on
15 August 2021, Trinity XI

‘He provides food for those who fear him’ (Psalm 111: 5) … bread on a shop shelf in Powerscourt, Co Wicklow (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Let us pray:

‘I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart’ (Psalm 111: 1)

Heavenly Father,
we pray for the nations of the world,
and for all who live in fear and hunger for mercy, peace and justice.

We pray for the people of Greece and Turkey,
suffering in devastating fires …
We pray for the people of Aghanistan …
and we pray for all nations suffering because of
climate change, famine, poverty, violence, racism and oppression.

We pray for Ireland, north and south,
We give thanks for all who are responding
to the pandemic crisis …

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy.

‘I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live for ever’ (John 6: 51):

Lord Jesus Christ,
we pray for the Church,
that we may be faithful in the ministry of word and sacrament,
and in response to the spiritual and physical hunger of the world.

We pray for our Bishop, Kenneth, as he prepares to retire,
we pray for 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 of Southern Africa,
and the Primate, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town.

In the Church of Ireland this month,
we pray for the Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough
and Archbishop Michael Jackson.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer,
we pray for the Shinrone Group of Parishes,
their priest, Canon Charles McCarthy,
and the congregations of Saint Mary’s Shinrone,
Aghancon, Saint Finnian’s, Kinnity, and Dunkerrin.

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

Christ have mercy,
Christ have mercy.

‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom’ (Psalm 111: 10):

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 …
we pray for all on holidays …
and we pray for those we promised to pray for …

We pray for Sarah and Brian, who were married yesterday …

We prayer for those preparing for baptism,
and for ordination:
Jean Kearney, ordained in Killaloe this weekend …
Leonard Madden and Barbara Buckley, to be ordained in coming weeks …

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

We pray for families where children, partners and those who are vulnerable
suffer violence, abuse or neglect …

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

Ruby … Ann … Daphne … Sylvia …
Ajay … Adam … Pat … Trixie …

We pray for all who grieve and mourn at this time …
for all who are broken-hearted,
including the Killick, Gilliard and Blennerhassett families …
We remember and give thanks for those who have died …
giving thanks for the lives of Gill Killick … Arthur Gilliard …
Yvonne Blennerhassett … Beth Mayes …
May their memories be a blessing …

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy.

The Anglican mission agency USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel) in its Prayer Diary this morning, the Eleventh Sunday after Trinity, invites us to pray:

‘For as the earth brings forth its shoots,
So the Lord God will cause righteousness
And praise to spring up before all nations’.
Creator God, may we care for your creation
And pray for justice worldwide.

Merciful Father …

The Sacramental theme in the Discourse on the Bread of Life reflected in an image in Saint Luke’s Episcopal Cathedral, Orlando (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

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