Sunday, 20 June 2021

Sunday intercessions on 20 June 2021,
Trinity III, Father’s Day

A Father’s Day image by Sheba Sultan

Father’s Day: Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession

The response to ‘Father of all’ is:
hear your children’s prayer.


Let us pray to God, our heavenly Father.

Father of all
hear your children’s prayer.

Sovereign Lord,
your Son has revealed you as our heavenly Father,
from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.

Father of all
hear your children’s prayer.

You have made your Church a spiritual family,
a household of faith.

We give thanks for the faithful ministry in this diocese
of our Bishop, Kenneth, as he prepares to retire.

Through Baptism we are reborn as the brothers and sisters of Christ.
Deepen our unity and fellowship in him.

Father of all
hear your children’s prayer.

You sent your Son to give his life
as a ransom for the whole human family.
Give justice, peace and racial harmony
to the world he died to save.

Father of all
hear your children’s prayer.

You gave your Son a share in the life of a family in Nazareth.
Help us to value our families, to be thankful for them,
and to live sensitively within them.

Father of all
hear your children’s prayer.

Your Son drew around him a company of friends.
Bring love and joy to all who are alone.

We pray for all in our parish who sick,
at home or in hospital:
Ruby … Arthur … Ann … Daphne …
Simon … Sylvia … Ajay …

Help us all to find in the brothers and sisters of Christ
a loving family.

Father of all
hear your children’s prayer.

You are the God of the dead as well as of the living.

We pray for all who grieve and mourn at this time …
for all who are broken-hearted and
coming to terms with the loss of loved ones,
for the Downes, Smyth and Doherty families …

In confidence we remember those of the household of
faith who have gone before us.

Bring us with them to the joy of your home in heaven.

Father of all
hear your children’s prayer.

Material for Father’s Day from Common Worship © The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2000-2004

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