Jenny's Intercessions for Sunday 22nd November 2020 Christ the King

 


 

Intercessions for Sunday 22nd November 2020

As we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King, in the words of today’s Psalm, ‘…Let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!  For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.  May we listen today to his voice!’

Lord in your mercy…hear our prayer

The future is uncertain, Lord; we are often frightened and confused.  Help us to overcome this bleak time and reflect on the words of Father Andrew in his book ‘Love is the Key’, “Be simple, take our Lord’s hand and walk through things.”* Help us to find something to smile about every day and, with you, to anticipate and look forward with hope and optimism to a more settled 2021.  Thank you for the fact that several Covid-19 vaccines are showing successful results and may soon be ready to use.

Lord in your mercy…hear our prayer

Almighty Father, we pray for our leaders, our government and our sovereign, that they may be wise in their decisions.  Direct them and all nations in the ways of justice and of peace.  At a time when trust in our government is vital, help it to act in such a way that we may honour one another and seek the common good.  

We pray for our clergy – Joachim, Linda, Paul and Pat and all lay readers and churchwardens in the Benefice.  Bless them for working so hard on our behalf and demonstrating such resilience and support for us in the face of the pandemic.

Lord in your mercy…hear our prayer

Thank you, Lord, for looking after us, as the shepherd looks after his sheep.  Thank you for bringing back those who are lost or have strayed, for curing the injured and strengthening the weak.

Lord in your mercy…hear our prayer

Father, as Food Banks and Refuges become more and more necessary, help us to follow the example of Christ by giving food to the hungry, drink to the thirsty, welcome to strangers and clothing to the naked.  Help us to look after the sick and recently bereaved, especially those in our Parish and the wider Benefice, and pray for those in prison, whatever their crimes.  What we do for them, we do for you.

Lord in your mercy…hear our prayer

Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.  Amen.

*Father Andrew founded of the Society of Divine Compassion; an order that works with the poor in the East End of London.  Thanks to a friend for passing on this inspiring quote. 

                                                    

 

 


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