Weekly Intercessions

The Prayer of the Faithful

The Feast of St Agnes

United in the company of all the faithful and looking for the coming of the kingdom, let us offer our prayers to God, the source of all life and holiness.

 

For the Church; we thank you for the noble army of martyrs and as we celebrate the memory of St Agnes and rejoice in her friendship, we ask you to bless Martin our Bishop; Fr John and all the clergy.

 

In this the week of Christian Unity, we pray that the Church may be one in serving and proclaiming the gospel.

 

Lord, hear us;

Lord, graciously hear us

 

For the world; may the leaders of the nations establish and defend justice and peace.

 

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

 

Lord, hear us;

Lord, graciously hear us

 

For this community and Parish; 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.

 

Lord, hear us;

Lord, graciously hear us

  

For all who suffer in mind, body or spirit; eternal God, shepherd of your sheep, whose child Agnes was strengthened to bear witness in her living and her dying to the true love of her redeemer: 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, remembering especially Fr Raymonde Robinson; Fr Beau Brandie and Fr Tony Davies. 

 

Lord, hear us;

Lord, graciously hear us

 

For the faithful departed; remember in your mercy those gone before us who have been well-pleasing to you from eternity; preserve us who live here in your faith, guide us to your kingdom and grant us your peace at all times.

 

We remember those who mourn as we pray for those who have recently died, continuing to pray for the repose of the soul of Alan Reed, Priest; 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.

 

And now we give you thanks for the whole company of your Saints in glory, with whom in fellowship we join our prayers and praises as we say together: Hail Mary…

 

God our Redeemer, whose Church was strengthened by the blood of your martyr Agnes: so bind us, in life and death, to Christ’s sacrifice that our lives, broken and offered with his, may carry his death and proclaim his resurrection in the world; this community and Parish.

 

In the silence of God’s attentive love, we bring before the throne of grace our particular needs, concerns and petitions.

 

The Priest concludes the prayers. Please wait at the lectern until the ‘Amen’ which concludes the time of Intercession, and then return to the congregation.

 

God of mercy, you know us and love us and hear our prayer:  keep us in the eternal fellowship of Jesus Christ our Saviour.  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, Fr Raymonde & Fr Beau.

 

Years Mind

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

 

Amelia Gunn, Austin Niland, Thomas Dix, Priest, Launcelot Dowdell, Priest, Ethel Stevens, Ernest Mionnet, Frederick Hudson, Leslie Issac, Priest, Beryl Friend, Frederick Austin, Sidwell Tewkesbury, Mary Golds, Dora Webb, Albert Cook &  Fr Alan Reed who passed away recently.

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.