Sunday, 14 February 2021

Sunday intercessions on
14 February 2021,
Transfiguration Sunday

Hearts and gifts for Saint Valentine’s Day in a shopfront in Askeaton, Co Limerick (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Let us pray:

‘He calls the heaven above, and the earth, that he may judge his people’ (Psalm 50: 4):

Heavenly Father,
we pray for the world,
and for all who ‘strive to safeguard the integrity of creation
and sustain and re-new the life of the earth.

We pray for all who defend democracy and human rights,
for all who stand against racism, prejudice and oppression,
for all nations torn and divided by war and strife,
and we pray for all peacemakers,
that in all their work they may be guided by love.

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy.

Lord, ‘it is good for us to be here’ (Mark 9: 5):

Lord Jesus Christ,
on this Transfiguration Sunday, we pray for the Church,
that we may reflect your light in the world,
and see others as your image and likeness.

We pray for our neighbouring churches and parishes
in Co Limerick and Co Kerry,
that we may be blessed in their variety and diversity.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer this week,
we pray for the Anglican Church of Canada.

In the Church of Ireland this month,
we pray for the Diocese of Clogher,
and the bishop-elect, the Revd Canon Dr Ian Ellis.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer this week,
we pray for the Tuam Group of parishes
in the Diocese of Tuam,
the Dean of Tuam, the Very Revd Alistair Grimason,
and the congregations of Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam,
Saint Mary’s, Cong, Saint John the Baptist, Aasleagh, and Claremorris.

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

Christ have mercy,
Christ have mercy.

‘Let the heavens declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge’ (Psalm 50: 6):

Holy Spirit,
on Saint Valentine’s Day,
we pray that we may be a blessing to those we love, and that those who love us may be a blessing to us.

We give thanks for the joy of loving and being loved,
for friendship,
for the lives to which our own are bound,
for the gift of peace with God and with one another …

We pray for those in need and those who seek healing …
for those working for healing …
for those waiting for healing …
for those seeking an end to this Covid crisis …

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

Ann … Daphne … Declan … Sylvia … Ajay …
Ena … George … Louise … Ralph …

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 …
for Joey, Kenneth, Victor, and their families …
for Pat and Daphne and their families …
for Anne, Pete and their families …

We remember and give thanks for those who have died …
especially for Linda Smyth … Eileen … Pete Culley …
and for those whose anniversaries are at this time …
including Kevin … Kathy …
May their memories be a blessing to us …

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy.

A prayer from the Anglican mission agency USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel) on this Sunday:

Lord, you are our refuge and our strength,
an ever-present help in times of trouble.
Help us, when hope seems lost,
to keep our eyes fixed on you.

Merciful Father …

Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam, Co Galway … named in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer this week (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

These intercessions were prepared for use on Transfiguration Sunday 14 February 2021 in the Rathkeale and Kilnaughtin Group of Parishes

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