Sunday, 27 September 2020

Sunday intercessions on
27 September 2020 (Trinity XVI)

‘Grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do’ … a T-shirt on sale in the Plaka in Athens (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Let us pray:

We pray for all in authority and all who make decisions,
that they may both perceive and know
what things they ought to do.

We pray for the nations of the world;
we pray for our own government and all governments;
we pray for our local community;
we pray for all who live with fear, anxiety and uncertainty;

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy.

We pray for the Church,
that we may both perceive and know
what things we ought to do.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer,
we pray this week for the Episcopal Church of Sudan,
and for the Most Revd Ezekiel Kumir Kondo,
Archbishop of Sudan and Bishop of Khartoum.

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 …

We pray for all being ordained at this time …

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray this week
for the retired clergy in the dioceses.

Christ have mercy,
Christ have mercy.

We pray for ourselves,
that they may both perceive and know
what things we ought to do.

We give thanks for new life …
for Simon Michael Foley …
for his parents, Nicky White and Rob Foley …
for his sister, Tamsin …
for his grandparents, Hilary and Simon …

We pray for students worried about a new academic year …

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 …

Alan … Margaret … Lorraine …
Ajay… Joey … Ena … Trixie …

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, the faithful departed …
including Bertha Marsh, who died earlier this week …
the Revd Marie Rowley-Brooks, who died last week …
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 for this day in the prayer diary
of the Anglican mission agency USPG
(United Society Partners in the Gospel):

O God, make us faithful witnesses in the mission of your Church.
Help us to seek justice,
to work for healing and salvation of all.
Renew and empower us with your Holy Spirit
to build your kingdom on earth as in heaven. Amen.

Merciful Father …

These intercessions were prepared for Castletown Church, Kilcornan, Co Limerick, and Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale, Co Limerick, on Sunday 27 September 2020 (Trinity XVI)

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