Weekly Intercessions

The Prayer of the Faithful

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

(In the Octave of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity)

 

For the Church; Gracious God, we pray for our churches. Fill them with all truth and peace. Where faith is corrupt, purify it; where people go astray, redirect them; where they fail to proclaim your Gospel, reform them; where they witness to what is right, strengthen them; where they are in need, provide for them; and where they are divided, reunite them.

Lord in your mercy;

Hear our prayer

 

For the world; Almighty God, you sent your son Jesus Christ to reconcile the world to yourself. We praise you because through your Gospel, in all parts of the earth a community of love has been gathered together, and that in every place your servants call upon your name. May your Spirit awaken in every community a hunger and thirst for unity.

Lord in your mercy;

Hear our prayer

 

For this community and Parish; Creator God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus Christ your Son. Look with compassion on this community and Parish. May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant us to live in harmony with one another, so that together we may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Lord in your mercy;

Hear our prayer

 

For all who suffer in mind, body or spirit; Holy Spirit, Giver of Life, we are created to become whole in you and to share this life on earth with our brothers and sisters. Awaken in each of us your compassion and love. Give us strength and courage to comfort the sick and the dying, and to share all we have with those who are in need. 

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

Lord in your mercy;

Hear our prayer

 

For the faithful departed; we give thanks for those who have lived the life of faith on earth and now are gathered into eternal unity of the Church in heaven.  Rejoicing in their fellowship, may we learn to rejoice with one another.

We remember those who mourn as we pray for those who have recently died, continuing to pray for the repose of the souls of Eva Carter and KatieHackman; 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, amongst them Arthur Gould;

Walter Worrell; Colin Astbury and Mary Turner

 

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 Philip; St Fabian; St Sebastian; St Vincent; St Francis de Sales; Ss Wilfrid and Hilda and Mary, Mother of the Church, we commend ourselves and all Christian people to your unfailing love as we say together: Hail Mary…

 

We are sent out to proclaim the Good News; as we yearn for Christian unity, let us commit ourselves anewto work for this common goal.  May Your Spirit guide and strengthen us in mission and service to Your world: For we are strangers no longer but pilgrims together on the way to Your Kingdom.

           

Gracious God listen now to the prayers of our hearts which we pray in

silence.

 

 

Intercessions at the Feast of St Agnes

The Prayer of the Faithful

The Feast of St Agnes

 

For the holy Church of God throughout the world; that the Lord may confirm it in faith, sustain it in hope and deepen its communion in charity.

For the life and witness of St Agnes and her example to us and those in our own time who are persecuted for their own faith.

For Martin our Bishop; all faithful bishops and all who minister to us and teach the catholic faith.

Let us pray to the Lord.

Lord hear us;

Lord graciously hear us.

 

For the nations of the world; for God’s people Israel, first to hear the word of God and for the peace of Jerusalem.

For all who live in fear of war and terrorism and those who are persecuted and weighed down by trial and distress.

Let us pray to the Lord.

Lord hear us;

Lord graciously hear us.

 

For this community and Parish; for those gathered here to celebrate the eucharist in communion with the church in heaven and throughout the world, that nourished by the word of truth and the bread of life, we may bear witness in our own generation to the timeless gospel of Christ.

For those who cannot be with us tonight, and for the Wagner group of churches and its witness in our city.

Let us pray to the Lord.

Lord hear us;

Lord graciously hear us.

 

For all who suffer in mind, body or spirit; give us strength and courage to comfort the sick and the dying, and to share all we have with those who are in need.

We pray for all those on our Parish prayer list and for those who have asked our prayers, who are remembered daily here at the altar.

Let us pray to the Lord.

Lord hear us;

Lord graciously hear us.

 

For those who have departed this life in faith and fear of God; that they may join the innumerable throng of holy ones gathered before the throne of the Lamb.

We remember those who mourn as we pray for those who have recently died, remembering John Klyberg, Bishop and for those whose anniversaries of death occur at this time, amongst them Thomas Dix, Priest.

Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord. And let light perpetual shine upon them

May they rest in peace. And rise in glory.

Let us commend ourselves, and those for whom we have prayed to Mary, the Mother of God and Queen of Martyrs, as we say together: Hail Mary…

In faith, we bring before the throne of grace our own personal petitions, concerns and needs.

 

 

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.

 

Years Mind

Let us pray for those who have died recently especially Eva Carter and Katie Hackman

and also for those whose anniversaries fall at this time:  (19) Arthur Gould; Walter Worrell; Colin Astbury; Mary Turner; (20) Amelia Gunn; Austin Niland; (21) Thomas Dix, Pr. (22) LauncelotDowdell; Pr; Ethel Stevens; Ernest Mionnet; Derek Allen Pr. (23) Frederick Hudson; Leslie Issac; Pr; Beryl Friend; (24) Frederick Austin; (25) Sidwell Tewkesbury; Mary Golds; Jean Thomas.

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.