Sunday, 27 June 2021

Sunday intercessions on
27 June 2021, Trinity IV

Women students and ordinands preparing for a service organised by the Church of Ireland Theological Institute … how is the Gospel good news for women? (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Let us pray:

‘How the mighty have fallen, and the weapons of war perished!’ (II Samuel I: 27):

Heavenly Father,
we pray for the world, for the kingdoms and the nations of the world,
especially those nations torn by war, conflict, injustice and oppression.

We pray for justice, mercy and peace,
for all prisoners, especially prisoners of conscience,
for an end to hatred, oppression and gender violence.

We pray for Ireland, north and south,
We give thanks for all who are responding
to the pandemic crisis …

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy.

‘Your faith has made you well; go in peace’ (Mark 5: 34):

Lord Jesus Christ,
we pray for the Church,
that we may grow in faith, in hope, and in love.

We pray for our Bishop Kenneth as he prepares to retire,
we give thanks for his faithful and caring ministry,
we pray for 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 this week for the United Church of Pakistan,
and the new Moderator of the Church,
Archbishop Azad Marshall, Bishop of Raiwind.

In the Church of Ireland this month,
we pray for the Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh,
and for Bishop Ferran Glenfield.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer,
we pray for Youth work in our dioceses,
the Boys’ Brigade, the Girls’ Friendly Society,
Tuam, Killala and Achonry Children and Youth,
and the United Diocesan Youth Council,
that our young people may flourish and grow in faith.

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

Christ have mercy,
Christ have mercy.

‘Out of the depths have I cried to you, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice’ (Psalm 130: 1):

Holy Spirit,
we pray for one another …
we pray for those we love and those who love us …
we pray for our families, 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 …

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

Ruby … Arthur … Ann … Daphne … Sylvia …
Ajay … Adam … Simon …

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 the Downes, Smyth and Doherty families …

We remember and give thanks for those who have died …
especially Ena Downes … Joe and Linda Smyth … 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 Fourth Sunday after Trinity:

Healing God,
May we look to You in uncertain times.
Let us take the words of your Son to heart:
‘Do not fear, only believe’.

Merciful Father …

‘De Profundis’ (1943), the haunting Holocaust tour de force by Arthur Szyk (1894-1951), draws on Psalm 130: ‘Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord’

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