Sunday, 23 May 2021

Sunday intercessions on
23 May 2021, Pentecost (Whit Sunday)

The Holy Spirit in a fresco in a side chapel in Westminster Cathedral (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Christ is risen!
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Let us pray:

‘God declares … I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh’ (Acts 2: 17):

Heavenly Father,
we pray for the nations of the world,
and for our own country Ireland, north and south.

We give thanks for all who are involved in responding
to the present pandemic crisis and the cyber attack …
for all in hospitals, vaccination centres, health centres and medical practices …
for all volunteers, medical professionals and administrators …
for all who make decisions and seek to influence public opinion for the good …
for all who hold out hope and promise for our future …
and we pray too for the people of India,
and the people of Gaza, Israel and Palestine in their suffering …

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy.

‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved’ (Acts 2: 21):

Lord Jesus Christ,
we pray for the Church,
that we may love one another as you love us.

We pray for our Bishop, Kenneth, our neighbouring churches and parishes,
and people of faith everywhere,
that we may be blessed in our variety and diversity.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer,
we pray for the Anglican Church of Melanesia,
George Angus Takeli,
Archbishop and Primate,
and Bishop of the Diocese of Central Melanesia.

On this Anglican Communion Sunday,
we pray also for the entire Anglican Communion.

In the Church of Ireland this month,
we pray for the Diocese of Conor and Bishop George Davison.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer this week,
All those in our dioceses engaged in agriculture.

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

Christ have mercy,
Christ have mercy.

‘All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit’ (Acts 1: 4):

Holy Spirit,
we pray for one another …
we pray for those we love and those who love us …
we pray for family, friends and neighbours …
and we pray for those we promised to pray for …

We pray for those who feel rejected and discouraged …
we pray for all in need and those who seek healing …
for all who work for healing …
for all waiting for healing …

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

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

We pray for all who grieve and mourn at this time …
for all who are broken-hearted,
trying to come to terms with the loss of loved ones
for Ruby and the Shorten family …
Victor, Kenneth and the Smyth family …
Nora Fitzgerald, Kevin, Imelda, and the Doherty family …

We remember and give thanks for those who have died …
especially Joe Smith … Catherine Doherty …
May their memories be a blessing …

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy.

A prayer from the Anglican mission agency USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel) on the Day of Pentecost:

Almighty Lord,
May we be filled by the Holy Spirit,
And spread your Good News across the nations.
Let us celebrate the diversity of humankind,
Using language as a gift not a barrier.

Christ is risen!
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

No comments: