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Intercessions

PRAYERS

SUNDAY 11th November 2018

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

Heavenly Father,  draw near to us as we commemorate the ending of the First World War.

As we reflect on the sacrifice of those who died,  and the horrors of war, may You move us to always work for peace and justice in our broken world.

We pray for peace in our hearts,  and homes,

In our country, and our world,

The peace which is Your will,

The peace which we so badly need.

Lord in Your mercy….Hear our prayer

 

We remember O Lord,

those millions of people who have died

in any kind of war throughout Your world;

those who stood for love  and truth

and who perished in the horror of battle;

innocent people buried beneath the rubble from bomb attacks;

men, women, and children,

brutally attacked and murdered in their villages.

Lord in Your mercy….Hear our prayer

 

We pray for their families,

For those who love them in death,  as in life,

Lord in Your mercy….Hear our prayer

 

We remember those who in time of war faithfully served their country.

Those who fought and gave their lives in a spirit of patriotism  and duty;

Those who went reluctantly to a war  not of their own making.

Those who refused to fight through conscientious objection and were pilloried for their stand.  We think of those who returned injured, or scarred in body or mind,

Lord in Your mercy….Hear our prayer                                                                  

We think of those whose compassion compels them into political action for justice.

We think of those under threat of torture and death; and those forced to leave their homes in fear.We think of those left grieving  and bereft, struggling to rebuild their shattered lives,

Lord in Your mercy….Hear our prayer

We give You thanks O Lord for Your Holy Spirit who enables us to speak for all that is just  and true  in the world;

For the work of peacemakers, negotiators and arbitrators;

For all agencies of reconciliation and those who heal divided communities and nations;

For all peace accords, treaties and peaceful ends to conflict;

For opportunities in our own lives to bring to an end hatred and division;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We pray for our enemies,  and those who wish us harm,that You will turn the hearts of all to kindness and friendship. Lord in Your mercy… Hear our prayer   

                                           
History can inspire or trap.
Walls can protect or divide.
Words can encourage or inflame.
Power can free or destroy.
Touch can comfort or violate.
Peace can be shared or withheld.
We pray that leaders, and governments
may use their resources,
their opportunities, and their lives
in the service of reconciliation,
for the sake of future generations.

Lord in Your mercy….Hear our prayer.

We take a few moments for our own special prayers……

Lord in Your mercy….Hear our prayer                                      

We entrust to You, eternal God,
those times when we can see only shadows
and lose sight of the hope to come;
the times when suffering seems so senseless,
life so fragile,  war so unstoppable  and death so permanent.
Bless us with the assurance that You are in all things,
the tragic   and the beautiful,
the nightmare and the dream,
the light and the darkness.
This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ
the peace of the world, today, tomorrow and forever. Amen

Merciful Father, Accept these our prayers,

For the sake of Your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.  Amen.

 

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