Weekly Intercessions

The Prayer of the Faithful

2nd Sunday in Lent

Priest:  We pray to the Lord for courage to give ourselves to him this Lent.

 

For the Church; keep your Church steadfast in faith, trusting in the Cross of Christ.  May we always rest under your protection and be ready for your coming in glory.

 

We pray for our Diocese; for Bishop Martin; Fr John and all the clergy.

 

Lord of Lent;

Renew our lives

 

For the world; give your world the courage to give up war, bitterness and hatred, and to seek peace.

 

We pray for all war-torn areas of the world that a spirit of respect and reconciliation may grow among nations and peoples. We continue to uphold the peoples of Syria; Afghanistan; Iraq; Yemen and South Sudan.

 

Lord of Lent;

Renew our lives

 

For this community and Parish; we pray for grace to amend our lives and to further the reign of God. Create and make in us new and contrite hearts that through a pilgrimage of prayer and discipline we may grow in grace.  Open our eyes, through study of your holy word, to your presence in the world and free our hands to welcome others into the radiant splendour of your love. 

 

Lord of Lent;

Renew our lives

  

For all who suffer in mind, body or spirit; may they be relieved and protected.

 

We pray for all those on our Parish prayer list and for those who have asked our prayers.

 

Lord of Lent;

Renew our lives

 

For the faithful departed; may they receive the grace of redemption and join their King in paradise.

 

We remember those who mourn as we pray for those who have recently died, remembering especially Deidre Blanch; those who in their lifetime shared in the sacred ministry and served this parish; those who have worshipped at these altars; those who have died unprepared for their passing; those known to God alone and those whose anniversaries of death occur at this time.

 

Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord. And let light perpetual shine upon them
May they rest in peace. And rise in glory.

 

Rejoicing in the fellowship of St Barnabas; St Agnes; St Patrick; St Joseph; St Wilfrid and St Hilda and Mary, Our lady of Sorrowswe commend ourselves and all Christian people to your unfailing love as we say together: Hail Mary…

 

In a moment of silence we bring before the throne of grace our own needs, concerns and petitions.

 

Priest:    God our Father, in your love and goodness you have taught us to come close to you in penitence with prayer, fasting and generosity; accept our Lenten discipline, and when we fall by our weakness, raise us up by your unfailing mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

Prayer Group

Rose Orr runs a prayer group meeting once a month in her flat.

We would really love more people to join us.

The meetings take the form of looking at a saint of the day, possibly a tiny bible study, then praying for people and situations, followed by a cup of tea.

The meetings start at 14.30 and last about an hour and a half.

Please talk to Rose Orr if you are interested in joining.

Dates can be found on the Parish Events page.

 

For the Parish during our interregnum

During the interregnum, we are alternating the two prayers below in our weekly intercessions. Please take a moment to remember the Parish and those who worship at St. Barnabas.

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, giver of every good gift: Be pleased to hear the prayers of your people, and send to us as the Vicar of this parish a Priest after your own heart who shall faithfully and wisely exercise the cure of souls, to the good of your Church and the glory of your name.

 

Look graciously at this time on the people of this parish, and give to us a faithful Priest who will serve you in all diligence and lowliness of heart, and, by your blessing, bring many souls to the joy of your eternal kingdom.

For our prayers

We  pray for those for whom our prayers have been asked:

Ben Woodfall, Julia Walker, Dorothy Heasman,  Sara Goddard, John Elias, Ruth Butcher, Tim Garfield, David Oldrey, Colin Blaquiere, Roz Grant, Colin Wilsher,  Rose Tallman, Jacky Mercer, Stephen Budden, Peggy Smith, Maureen Theobald, Kathy Austin, Georgia Carrick. Janice Fairbrace, Ieuan Novak, Tristram Novak, Bert Novak, Valerie Smee, June Siford, Fr Raymonde & Fr Tony.

 

Years Mind

Let us pray for those whose anniversaries fall at this time:

Deidre Blanch, Alfred Holland, Arthur Sweetland, Mary Ray, Rosa Young, Millicent Stone, Annie Napper, William Jardine, Florence Young & Alexandra Piercey.

Remember Christian Soul

REMEMBER CHRISTIAN SOUL

That you have this day and every day of your life

God to glorify,

Jesus to imitate,

The Angels and Saints to invoke,

A soul to save,

A body to mortify,

Sins to repent of,

Virtues to acquire,

Hell to avoid,

Heaven to gain,

Eternity to prepare for,

Time to profit by,

Neighbours to edify,

The world to despise,

Devils to combat,

Passions to subdue,

Death, perhaps, to suffer,

And judgment to undergo.