Sunday, 20 September 2020

Sunday intercessions on
20 September 2020 (Trinity XV)

‘A landowner who went out early in the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard’ (Matthew 20: 1) … grapes ripening on a vine in Tsesmes, near Rethymnon, Crete (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Let us pray:

We pray for those who labour in the vineyards of this world:

We pray for government and health officials
faced with making difficult decisions for the good of all …
new arrivals and those who have been toiling for a long, long time …
We pray for the people of Dublin in a new lockdown …

We pray for all who face exclusion and discrimination …
for those who feel devalued …

We pray for the lonely and the anxious …

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy.

We pray for all in the Church who labour in the vineyard …

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer,
we pray for the Episcopal Church of South Sudan,
and the Most Revd Justin Badi Arama,
Bishop of Juba and Archbishop of South Sudan.

Throughout the Church of Ireland this month,
we pray for the Diocese of Meath and Kildare,
for Bishop Pat Storey,
and for the people and priests of the diocese.

We pray for our bishop, Kenneth,
and for his ministry, mission and witness …

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray this week
for the Nenagh Union of parishes,
the Very Revd Rod Smyth,
the Revd Paul Fitzpatrick,
and the congregations of Saint Mary’s Church, Nenagh,
and Killodiernan and Templederry churches.

Christ have mercy,
Christ have mercy.

We pray for the labourers in the vineyard:

We pray for those in need:

In our hearts, we name individuals, families, neighbours,
care homes, hospitals, voluntary groups …

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

We pray for Rose McNamara, Andrew Prior, Anne Greenaway,
Dean Sandra Pragnell, Harold Armstrong, Lorraine McCarthy,
John Nix, Archie Brown, Terry Cusack,
Sylvia Martin, Norman Lynas, Joe Boyle,
Pat Fogarty and John Walsh.

We pray for those we have offered to pray for …

We pray for all who grieve and mourn at this time …
We remember, and give thanks for, those who have laboured in the vineyard …

We pray for Stephen Holmes, one of our bell ringers,
and his family on the death of his mother-in-law …

We for Patrick Rowley-Brooke and his family,
following the death of Canon Marie Rowley-Brooke …

May their families find comfort and support in the prayers of friends …
May their memories be a blessing to us …

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy.

A prayer this day from an Arabic hymn in the prayer diary
of the Anglican mission agency USPG
(United Society Partners in the Gospel):

Oh, God of peace and safety,
pour your peace on us.
Oh, God of peace,
grant peace in our hearts. Amen.

Merciful Father …

These intercessions were prepared for Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, on Sunday 20 September 2020 (Trinity XV)

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