Sunday, 19 September 2021

Sunday intercessions on
19 September 2021, Trinity XVI

‘Then he took a little child and put it among them’ (Mark 9: 36) … a window in Saint Mary’s Church, Nenagh, Co Tipperary (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Let us pray:

‘Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all’ (Mark 9: 35)

Heavenly Father,
we pray for the world and the nations of the world,
that the leaders of the world may seek to be servants,
so that all people may know mercy, peace and justice.

We pray for all who face discrimination …
who are denied equal opportunities …
praying this morning for women and minorities in Afghanistan …

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy.

‘Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me’ (Mark 9: 37):

Lord Jesus Christ,
we pray for the Church,
that we may be a welcoming Church,
welcoming you and welcoming all as God’s children …

In the Church of Ireland this month,
we pray for the Diocese of Meath and Kildare
and Bishop Pat Storey.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer,
we pray for the Nenagh Union of parishes,
their priests, the Very Revd Rod Smyth and the Revd Paul Fitzpatrick,
and the people of Saint Mary’s Church, Nenagh,
and Killodiernan and Templederry churches …

We pray for our Bishop, Kenneth, as he prepares to retire,
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 Church of the Province of Uganda.

In our community,
we pray for our schools,
we pray for all working in the fields at harvest time …
we pray for our parishes and people …
and we pray for ourselves …

Christ have mercy,
Christ have mercy.

Wisdom ‘opens her hand to the poor, and reaches out her hands to the needy’ (Proverbs 31: 20):

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 have been baptised, married and ordained in recent weeks …
We pray for families where children, partners and those who are vulnerable
suffer violence, abuse or neglect …

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

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

Ruby … Ann … Daphne … Sylvia …
Ajay … Adam …
We pray for Pakie and Eileen Moloney and family

We remember all who grieve and mourn at this time …
all who are broken-hearted …

May their memories be a blessing …

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy.

The Anglican mission agency USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel) in its Prayer Diary this morning, the Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity, invites us to pray:

‘Whoever wants to be first,
must be last of all’.
Lord Almighty,
we pray for a more equal and inclusive world.

Merciful Father …

Holy Wisdom with her children Faith (centre), Hope (left) and Love (right) … a fresco in a church in Rethymnon by the Cretan iconographer Alexandra Kauoki

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