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Intercessions used on 29th March 2020

Let us pray to God whose word is the word of life.

As Thomas and the other disciples followed their Lord in faith, give to your people the trust in him that takes away all fear. As Mary and Martha saw with their human eyes his power of resurrection, let your gathered church witness to his risen presence among us.

Lord , in your mercy… hear our prayer.

Have mercy on a world where many do not follow the way of life but choose instead the dark way that leads to the death of hope. May those in high places know that their power is limited and that all authority comes only from the Lord of life, the conqueror of death.

Lord , in your mercy…. hear our prayer.

Bless our families, f riends and neighbours, especially in this time of distress and worry. Keep us faithful to one another and to our Lord. Help us to trust in his word and to obey his commands even when the way forward is not clear to us.

Lord , in your mercy…. hear our prayer.

Look with pity on those who mourn, especially those who feel no hope of resurrection. Strengthen all who walk in fear, deal tenderly with those who are at the point of death and ease their passing.

Lord , in your mercy…. hear our prayer.

God, in whom the dead are alive and shall never die again, receive the souls of the faithful departed. As their bodies lie in the grave, grant them eternal life in Christ, whose word they trusted in their time on earth. We pray in the name of Christ, the Resurrection and the Life.

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

Prayers (altd) from ‘Hear our Prayer’ Canterbury Press

A final prayer before the Blessing especially for this time of Pandemic that we find ourselves in.

May we who are merely inconvenienced
remember those whose lives are at stake.

May we who have no risk factors
remember those most vulnerable.

May we who have the luxury of working from home
remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.

May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close
remember those who have no options.

May we who have to cancel our trips remember those that have no place to go.

May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market
remember those who have no margin at all.

May we who settle in for a quarantine at home
remember those who have no home.

As fear grips our country,
let us choose love.

During this time when we cannot
physically wrap our arms around each other,
let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace
of God to our neighbors.


Author Unknown.

Intercessions used on 22nd March 2020

Thank the Dean of Cloyne, the Very Revd Susan Green who prepared these prayers for use on a Quarantined Mothering Sunday:

Heavenly Father we  thank you for those who care so deeply for others in this time of crisis that they put other people’s needs ahead of their own.

We give thanks for front line workers, many of whom live in our own parish. Medical staff, farmers, food producers and suppliers, retail staff and transport workers, help us to remember that though being physically apart at the moment is hard, it is the most loving thing we can do. We bring to you in our prayers today all whom we love, especially our families, friends & neighbours.          

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

We thank you heavenly Father for our mothers, our fathers and for all who have cared for us throughout our life’s journey, and pray that the love they have shown to us may be reflected in the way that we show our love for others and in the way we each strive to live our lives according to your will.        

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

Father, we pray for the children you have committed to our care in this Parish Union, and ask that you give their Parents and Godparents wisdom as they seek to encourage them in the ways of love, compassion and generosity so that they may follow Jesus Christ & freely choose to serve Him.

Lord in your mercy, hear our pray

Heavenly Father we remember that today there are those who do not feel at all joyful, those who are bereaved, the sick, those in hospital,  those who are sad, lonely, and away from their families and  those families where there is conflict.

We place each of them into your gentle hands that they may know the comfort, reconciliation and peace which your love brings.      

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

Father we pray for those whose hearts are saddened by the death or the illness of someone dear to them. Be with them , give them strength in the knowledge that Jesus Christ is the light of the world, a light which no darkness can quench.

You turn our darkness into light and in your light shall we be comforted.                        

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

Accept these our prayers, Creator God,

made with gratitude and offered in praise

& help us to live as your children who belong to one another,

& to you, now & always. Amen.

And the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all,

evermore. Amen. 

Intersessions  15th March 2020

1)Lets us pray to God for strength at this time.

May our God who sacrificed His son to save us from our sins remain among us in these unprecedented times

Lord in Your Mercy. Hear our prayer

 2)Draw those who hold power to be influenced by the presence of Christ and to know His love as they make political, economic and health precaution decisions for their countries.

Lord in Your mercy Hear our prayer.

3)We thank you Lord for the privilege of being a member of your Church in this time of  great uncertainty and worry re the Coronavirus.

May we find the Peace of your Holy Presence to be a comfort for us at this time.

Lord in Your Mercy. Hear our prayer

4)We thank you Lord for our Church leaders who have the wisdom to suspend some of our Church traditions in order that it may help prevent the spread of this virus.

Lord in Your Mercy. Hear our prayer.

5)At this time we thank You Lord for social media and mobile phones as a means of communication even though we might not be able to visit friends and family we can though keep in touch.

All so different from the time of Noah in the Ark when he was the only one who had communication.

Lord in Your Mercy. Hear our prayer

6)We pray for all our healthcare workers and all those who expose themselves to the danger of contacting this virus in order to help those in need.

Lord in Your Mercy Hear our Prayer.

7)We pray for all those living in fear, and also those who are suffering from this virus as well as those who are vulnerable and are at high risk of contamination.

May we respect the guidelines  that have been laid down for us re social distancing and sanitation  regards the control this outbreak.

Lord may the power of Your Presence help us those through these rough times.

Lord in Your mercy Hear our prayer.

8)We pray for Rev Elaine whose ministry is restricted at his time and is unable to do home visits or administer Holy Communion to those who are housebound, and also, we remember Hilary Dring who in the course of her ministry  is unable to visit those in hospitals.

Lord in Your Mercy. Hear our Prayer.

9)We remember especially those who are vulnerable in our society, the homeless, those living in cramped conditions, those housed in hotel bedrooms, And also those living in refugee camps and in third world countries where sustenance is a priority and not sanitation.

Lord in Your Mercy. Hear our Prayer

10)We pray for the departed, those who took up their crosses and carried them to the end of the way and have laid them down in response of Heaven,

May we in our time, be faithful until we come to share in their joy.

Lord in Your Mercy. Hear our prayer.

I conclude with a prayer from Archbishop Ml. Jackson.

Almighty and All–loving God,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

we pray to you through Christ the Healer

for those who suffer from the Coronavirus Covid–19

in Ireland and across the world.

We pray too for all who reach out to those who mourn the loss of each and every person who has died as a result of contracting the disease.  

Give wisdom to policymakers,

skill to healthcare professionals and researchers,

comfort to everyone in distress

and a sense of calm to us all in these days of uncertainty and distress. 

 This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord

who showed compassion to the outcast,

acceptance to the rejected

and love to those to whom no love was shown.  


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