14 June 2020

Sunday intercessions on
14 June 2020 (Trinity I)

A modern version of Andrei Rublev’s icon, the Visitation of Abraham, in Saint Thomas’s Church, the Anglican church in in Kefalas, on the Greek island of Crete

These intercessions were prepared for the First Sunday after Trinity, 14 June 2020, in the Rathkeale and Kilnaughtin Group of Parishes. However, the churches have been closed temporarily because of the Covid-19 pandemic:

Let us pray:

Loving Father, you ask us:
‘Is anything too wonderful for the Lord? (Genesis 18: 14).

Comfort all who are victims of racism;
challenge us when we become too comfortable; give us hope for all that is wonderful.

Comfort those who are isolated and alone;
sustain and protect frontline workers;

Give hope to schools and places of education,
give wisdom to our government,
guide all who make difficult decisions,
help us to protect our communities and ourselves.

Give wisdom to all people
crying for justice,
condemning racism,
seeking peace.

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy.

Lord Jesus Christ:
you send us out to proclaim the good news,
‘The kingdom of heaven has come near’ (Matthew 10: 7):

We pray for the Church,
that we may share that life generously and in abundance.

We pray for churches that are closed this morning,
that the hearts of the people may remain open
to the love of God, and to the love of others.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray this week
for the (Anglican) Church of the Province of Myanmar,
and the Most Revd Stephen Than Myint Oo,
Archbishop of Myanmar and Bishop of Yangon.

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

We pray for our Bishop Kenneth;

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer,
we pray for the Tubercurry Group of Parishes
in the Diocese of Tuam,
the priest-in-charge, the Revd Peter Norman,
and the congregations of Saint George’s, Tubbercurry, and Killoran (Rathbarron).

Christ have mercy,
Christ have mercy.

Holy Spirit,
‘God’s love has been poured into our hearts
through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us’ (Romans 5: 5):

We pray for ourselves and for our needs,
for healing, restoration and health,
in body, mind and spirit.

We give thanks for new life …
We give thanks for the birth of baby Matilda Dorothy Caroline, born on 4 May, weighing 8 lb 13 oz …
and ask for your blessings on her parents, William and Karen Langford …
her sister Chloe Dorothy …
her cousins, uncles and aunts …

We pray for one another,
for those who are alone and lonely …
for those who are sick, at home or in hospital …
Alan ... Ajay … Charles … Tom …
Lorraine … James … Terry … Maria …
Niall … Linda ... Basil … Simon …

We pray for those who have broken hearts …
for those who live with disappointment …
We pray for all who are to be baptised,
We pray for all preparing to be married,
We pray for those who are about to die …

We pray for those who mourn and grieve…
we remember those who have died recently …
may their memories be a blessing …

We pray for those who have asked for our prayers …
and for those we have offered to pray for …

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy.

A reflection on the First Sunday after Trinity
in the prayer diary of the Anglican mission agency USPG,
United Society Partners in the Gospel:

God is our refuge and strength, a very present
help in trouble (Psalm 46: 1, NRSV).

Merciful Father, …

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