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Intercessions for Sunday 7 June 2020 - Trinity Sunday

Today is Trinity Sunday, the day when we reflect on the mystery that is that we know our one God as three persons, the Father, the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. At a time when the world is changing so rapidly and the future seems uncertain, we hold fast to the anchor that is our Triune God, unchanging, above all things and eternal.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty

Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee

Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty

God in three persons, Blessed Trinity!

We thank you that just as there is diversity within your character, you have created so much diversity in mankind and all people are precious to you. At a time when we have heard once more of protests and riots in America caused by racial tension, we pray for people everywhere, that we will learn to see one another as you see us. We pray for the family of George Floyd, who died in Minnesota. Give them comfort and grace as they grieve.

Holy, holy, holy!  Though the darkness hide thee

Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see

Only Thou art holy. There is none beside Thee

Perfect in power, in love and purity

We pray for all those who are suffering in any way, particularly as a consequence of the Coronavirus pandemic. We pray for governments everywhere as they wrestle with the challenges of lifting lockdowns in the face of a threatened second wave of infections. Give them wisdom and integrity so that their citizens can obey their instructions with confidence. We pray for those who are suffering with Covid-19 at the moment, those who are having to stay at home to shield themselves or loved ones, those who have lost jobs or are otherwise struggling financially and those who have lost loved ones to this disease. In whatever they are experiencing, may they know your presence beside them.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty

All thy works shall praise Thy name in earth and sky and sea.

Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty

God in three persons, Blessed Trinity

Audrey Assad

We pray for the Church as the manifestation of God’s love in the world. We are the body of Christ. It is through our eyes that He looks with compassion on this world, our feet with which He walks to do good, and our hands with which He blesses all the world. Lord, pour down upon us your grace as together we strive to serve you. Enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth, and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love, that we may truly worship you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Merciful Father,

Accept these prayers for the sake of your son our saviour Jesus Christ                   Amen