Prayers for the sixth Sunday after Trinity

19 July 2020

The Collect

GRANT, O Lord, we beseech thee,

that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance,

that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

or

Almighty and everlasting God,

by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church

is governed and sanctified:

hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people,

that in their vocation and ministry

they may serve you in holiness and truth

to the glory of your name;

through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

(or)

Almighty God,

send down upon your Church

the riches of your Spirit,

and kindle in all who minister the gospel

your countless gifts of grace;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Intercessions for Sunday 19th July

Father, we give thanks we are able to come together again this Sunday in our beloved St. Nicholas, to worship and celebrate Eucharist.

Our hearts have longed for this day, and the absence of Communion has been a great loss. Sadly, not all parishioners can be with us, 

due to safeguarding issues, but we hold them close in our thoughts. We give our thanks for those who helped us to worship and pray

via Zoom, blessing all who ministered in your name. As we celebrate this Sunday, may it be an expression of our deepening love and 

Christian commitment.

 

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Father, we thank you for the beauty and diversity of the world we inhabit. We ask for the wisdom to tend it carefully, respecting the

natural laws and sharing the resources, listening to the weak as well as the strident, the poor as well as the affluent and powerful.

 

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Dear Lord, we thank you for the joy of family, friends and loved ones; for all with whom we share our daily lives, and those we love,

but seldom meet. We ask for hearts that are skilled in listening, especially for those who've had mental health issues with lockdown.

May we discern and respond to their real needs, and remember that a conversation is a two-way event.

 

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

We pray for all in medical research, for advances in medical knowledge, and the hope of new treatments for many diseases, including

Covid 19. We remember all those whose lives are affected by illness, frailty or damage, bringing to mind, especially those of this Church

and village, and those known to us. Give comfort and reassurance, healing, wholeness and Peace.

 

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

 Father, we call to mind all those we have known and loved, who lived among us, and now have died, remembering especially Raymond 

Shrubb at this time. We particularly pray for all who made that journey alone and unnoticed. We pray they may all know your mercy, and 

the everlasting Peace and joy of heaven. Comfort and carry their loved ones in their loss, Lord, and may they feel your presence close to them.

 

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

The Joy of the Lord is in our strength and salvation. Father, the full extent of your love for us is so much greater the we can ever imagine.

As your Church family, Lord, in our love and thankfulness, offer the praise of our lives.

 

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