25 October 2020

Sunday intercessions on
25 October 2020
(Fifth Sunday before Advent)

Let us pray:

Heavenly Father,
we pray for the rulers of the world,
that all their choices and decisions
may reflect our love for you, for neighbours,
and for your creation,
and in doing so they may pursue justice, mercy and peace.

We pray for all who vote at this time in the United States,
we pray for governments making difficult and demanding decisions,
for the members of Nephet,
the National Public Health and Emergency Team,
for those working in hospitals, schools and public health,
that they may reflect our love for you and for others.

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy.

Lord Jesus Christ,
teach us day-by-day
to love God with all our hearts,
with all our souls,
with all our minds.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer,
we pray this week for the Church in Wales,
and the Most Revd John Davies,
Archbishop of Wales and Bishop of Swansea and Brecon.

Throughout the Church of Ireland this month,
we pray for the Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory,
for Bishop Michael Burrowes,
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 Diocesan Synods and Diocesan Councils
of both Tuam, Killala and Achonry
and Limerick and Killaloe.

Christ have mercy,
Christ have mercy.

Holy Spirit,
dwell in our hearts, that we may love our neighbours as ourselves:

We give thanks for new life …
for Simon Michael Foley …
for his parents, sister, and grandparents …

We pray for those in need and those who seek healing:

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 …

Sylvia … Alan … Margaret … Lorraine …
Ajay… Joey … Ena … Trixie …
Eileen … Niall …
We pray for those we have offered to pray for …
and we pray for those who pray for us …

We pray for all who grieve and mourn at this time …
Liz and Kirk Beasley and their families …
the families of Margaret Glynn … Sylvia Mitchell …
Bertha Marsh … Canon Marie Rowley-Brooks …
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 today in the prayer diary
of the Anglican mission agency USPG
(United Society Partners in the Gospel):

God of yesterday, today and for ever,
thank you that in you
we may affirm our heritage and forge new paths.
Pour your blessing upon your church, as we commemorate the past, seek your will in the present, and lay our plans for the future before you. Amen.

Merciful Father …

These intercessions were prepared for use the Rathkeale and Kilnaughtin Group of Parishes on Sunday 25 October 2020.

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