Weekly Intercessions

The Prayer of the Faithful

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

As members of the Body of Christ, and united in his love, let us pray to our heavenly Father.

 

For the Church; give to the Church the spirit of holiness, to be the image here on earth of the New Jerusalem.  Inspire your people with mutual love, so that all may know that we are your disciples.

 

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

 

Lord, hear us;

Lord, graciously hear us.

 

For the world; break through the prejudices that divide people from one another.  Give peace between nations and harmony amongst all peoples.

 

We pray for all war torn areas of the world as we continue to uphold the people of Syria; Afghanistan; Iraq; Yemen; South Sudan and Lybia. 

 

Lord, hear us;

Lord, graciously hear us.

 

For this community and Parish; Almighty God, 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.

 

Lord, hear us;

Lord, graciously hear us.

  

For all who suffer in body; mind or spirit; may the love of Christ be reflected in the tender care of those who look after them and may they always be grateful for the Christian compassion of others.

 

We pray for all on our Parish prayer list; those who have asked our prayers and those held in the quiet of our hearts, remembering especially Fr Raymonde Robinson & David Oldrey.

 

Lord, hear us;

Lord, graciously hear us.

 

For the faithful departed; we pray for the dead, who have entered into new life.

 

We remember those who mourn as we pray for those who have recently died; 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 Bede; St Wilfrid and St Hilda and Mary, Mother of the Risen Lord, we commend ourselves and all Christian people to your unfailing love as we say together: Hail Mary…

 

As God’s stillness fills our hearts let us bring before the throne of grace our own petitions; needs and concerns.

  

Father, confident in your boundless love, we place these prayers before you.  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. 

 

Years Mind

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

Joan Lusted, Amy Pelling, Rosalind Marsh, Ruby Horsey, Francis Jourdain, William Vickery, James Street, Nellie Lindfield, Alfred Dale, Evelyn Cassie, Alice Simmons, Alice Suter, Harold Donnithorne & Elizabeth Jennings.

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.