Prayers


11 October 2020 -  Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity, Fernhurst Harvest Festival

by Maureen Pavey

“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” We thank you, Lord, for this beautiful season given to us.

“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of God will stand forever”. (Isaiah 40:8)

We thank you, Lord, for this beautiful season given to us.

 

We pray for our bishops and all clergy, especially Nick and his family, and for our lay readers in this joint benefice. During this time of restrictions for church congregations, we ask that we might be granted patience, acceptance, and gratitude that we are able to come to St. Margaret’s and St. Peter’s for said worship, sharing in the Eucharist and just being with others of like mind and faith. 

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer

Lord, bless your faithful servant, Elizabeth our Queen.  We give thanks for her steadfast faith.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer

We pray for our Prime Minister and all his Government as they daily face the hard task, amidst much criticism, of deciding what is best for our nation in this unprecedented situation that is affecting everyone in some way, as we are locked in, locked out, often kept apart from families and friends.    

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer

Lord, we pray for our United Kingdom and all countries at this time.   We ask that this pandemic be halted.  We ask for guidance and wisdom for those devoted to research in finding suitable and effective vaccines against Covid-19.  Loving Father, please grant peace to those who are fearful, lonely, vulnerable, facing financial difficulties in business or in their daily lives.  Thank you, Jehovah Jireh, – the Lord who provides.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer

Father, we pray for your worldwide church, that your Word will be spread and heard far and wide.  Bless those who work tirelessly to provide the means, those who provide Bibles in many languages, those who broadcast your Word through all manner of communications, handouts and booklets, radio, television, YouTube, Zoom, and, of course, conversations. 

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer

We remember in prayer our community in this lovely village. We pray for the children and families.  For all those who provide a service here, the shops, businesses, the surgery, the cafés now open again to offer refreshment, company, and respite from staying indoors.  Thank you, Lord. 

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer

Jehovah Rapha – the Lord who heals - We lift those to you who are troubled, weary, weak, ill, those who have been given difficult diagnoses and face the unknown – strengthen the weak, mend the broken, heal the sick.  Bring light into their darkness, we pray, and strength and courage to face their difficulties and stresses, peace in their hearts, and trust in you. 

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer

We pray for those for whom prayers have been requested by name, for those on our prayer chain, and for those known only to us.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer

We remember those who have recently departed this life on earth. Please wrap your loving arms around family and friends left behind - comfort them in their grief and grant them healing of their pain through your soothing balm of love. 

 Merciful Father Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, Amen.