Sunday, 8 August 2021

Sunday intercessions on
8 August 2021, Trinity X

‘This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die’ (John 6: 50) … bread prepared on Saturday for the Sunday liturgy in Ouranoupoli, near Mount Athos (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Let us pray:

‘Out of the depths have I cried to you, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice’ (Psalm 130: 1)

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

We pray for the people of Greece and Turkey,
suffering in devastating fires …
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 bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty’ (John 6: 35):

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 Church of South India,
and the Moderator, Bishop Dharmaraj Rasalam,
Bishop of South Kerala.

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 Kilmoremoy Union of parishes in the Diocese of Killala,
Archdeacon Stephen McWhirter, the Revd Karen Duignan,
and the people of Saint Anne’s Church, Easkey, Saint Michael’s Church, Ballina,
and Kilglass and Killanley (Castleconnor) churches.

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

Christ have mercy,
Christ have mercy.

‘Wait for the Lord, for with the Lord there is mercy’ (Psalm 130: 6):

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 prayer for those preparing for baptism, for marriage, and for ordination.

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 …
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 Tenth Sunday after Trinity, invites us to pray:

‘I wait for the Lord,
My soul waits, and in His word I hope’.
Loving God, grant us patience and forgiveness.
May we share our hope with the world.

Merciful Father …

‘I am the bread of life’ (John 6: 35-48) … a variety of bread on a market stall in Cambridge (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

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