Weekly prayers of intercession

3 July

We pray for our community; for a deepening of our discipleship, as we draw closer to the Lord may others experience God’s care through us. Lord, in your mercy...

26 June

We pray for all people of good will, that they may never lose hope in creating a more just world. Lord, in your mercy...

19 June

We pray for all those who are hungry, whether here locally, or in the poorest countries of the world. May God grant us the gift of compassion, that we might be moved to share our bread with the hungry and work with all our strength to end the scandal of food poverty. Lord, in your mercy... 

12 June

We pray for the church throughout the world: may all Christians bear witness to the love at the heart of the Holy Trinity.  Lord in your mercy...                                 

5 June

We pray for those who suffer because of conflict, hunger and lasting injustice. May the Spirit may renew the face of the earth. Lord in your mercy...

29 May

We pray for all those in need: especially those living in poverty, who long for a better life and the opportunity to flourish. May God grant us all hope, courage and the vision to change the world for the better. Lord, in your mercy...

22 May

We pray for whose hearts are troubled and fearful; who feel alone, depressed, anxious or afraid for the future. May they receive the peace of Christ. Lord, in your mercy..

15 May

We pray for the people of Ukraine, and all those parts of the world suffering from conflict and violence: may the ways of justice and peace prevail. Lord, in your mercy..

8 May

We pray for all refugees: that they may be treated with dignity, blessed with renewed hope and brought to a place of welcome and safety. Lord, in your mercy...

1 May

We pray for our local community: that God might grant us peace, and renew our commitment to be good neighbours; so that no one feels lonely, forgotten or unloved. Lord, in your mercy...

24 April

We pray for the church throughout the world: may Christians everywhere experience the joy of the risen Christ and be renewed in love and hope. Lord, in your mercy....    

17 April

We pray for the peace throughout the world: that the Risen Lord will turn hearts from violence and open new paths to peace, and justice. Lord, in your mercy...

10 April

We pray for the Church and for the world: that God may grant us the gifts of courage, compassion and wisdom as we face challenging circumstances together. Lord, in your mercy...

3 April

We pray for everyone who is sick or afraid, bereaved or isolated around the world; and we pray for all who support them. May God grant each of them peace and comfort, courage and perseverance. Lord, in your mercy...

27 March

We pray for world leaders: that the Holy Spirit may guide them to speak out for what is right and take action to build a better future. Lord, in your mercy…

20 March

We pray for the Church throughout the world: that she may be a sign of God’s love for all people and a beacon of hope for all who are in need. Lord, in your mercy…

13 March

We pray for our parish community: that we may be moved by God’s love to reach out to others in our turn, especially to those who are poor, so that no one may feel abandoned, forgotten or alone. Lord, in your mercy…

6 March

We pray for people throughout the world who struggle to get enough food. May God inspire us all to reach out with small acts of love, making a big difference, so that no one goes hungry. Lord, in your mercy… 

27 February

We pray for all refugees across the world, that they may be treated with dignity and compassion and find welcome and security. Lord, in your mercy... 

20 February

We pray for the Church, that it may always stand alongside those who live in poverty; seeking justice, enhancing dignity, and giving voice to their concerns, so that all may flourish and live in peace. Lord, in your mercy... 

13 February

We pray for our community; that God will help us to recognise his image and likeness in all our brothers and sisters and strengthen us to work to bring about a world without racism.  Lord, in your mercy...

6 February

We pray for the leaders of the nations; that they may act with integrity and promote justice and freedom. Lord, in your mercy...

30 January

We pray for our community; for a spirit of openness that we may listen to God’s word and have the courage to put it into practice. Lord, in your mercy...

23 January

We pray for the Church: and for the unity of all Christians, that God will strengthen our commitment to strive togther for his kingdom of love, justice and peace. Lord, in your mercy...

16 January

We pray for an end to violence, that God will turn hearts towards peace and guide all who are working for reconciliation and justice. Lord, in your mercy..

9 January

We pray for all the baptised; that all Christians may grow in faith and be instruments of God’s compassion in the world. Lord, in your mercy..

2 January

We pray for those affected by storms, floods or other disasters: that God will strengthen them, and that they will receive the help that they need. Lord, in your mercy..

26 December

At this Christmas time, we pray for all families throughout the world, especially those struggling due to poverty or conflict. Lord, in your mercy... 

19 December

We pray for those for whom this time of year brings anxiety, rather than joy, that the peace of Christ may be theirs. Lord, in your mercy... 

12 December

We pray for our parish community; that we may increase in love, so that this time of Advent waiting will help us prepare a place for the Lord in every aspect of our lives. Lord, in your mercy... 

5 December

We pray for victims of violence and war. May leaders act with integrity and may the ways of reconciliation, justice and peace prevail. Lord, in your mercy... 

28 November

We pray for all people as the seasons change around us. May our hearts be moved into a time of preparation and action this Advent, as we look towards the coming of Christ. Lord, in your mercy... 

21 November

We pray that we may be inspired on this feast of Christ the King to put ourselves at the service of others. May we not seek worldly power and glory but try to build a world which reflects God's kingdom of love and justice. Lord, in your mercy... 

14 November

We pray for the Church; that she may make Christ present to the world, through standing alongside the poor and marginalised and seeking justice so that all people may flourish. Lord, in your mercy... 

7 November

We pray for world leaders at the COP26 climate summit: that they may all work together, through the decisions taken, to protect the planet and all who live in it. Lord, in your mercy... 

More COP26 intercessions to use this weekend.

31 October

We pray that we may recognise God's presence and call to serve in the little moments each day. Through our moments of patience and extra effort, may we work to bring God's message of love and justice to Earth. Lord, in your mercy...

24 October

We pray for world leaders: that they may have courage and faith to do what is right, so that all people throughout the world may flourish. Lord, in your mercy... 

17 October

We pray for our parish community: may God fill us with a spirit of service, so that we are moved to reach out and help one another and to meet the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable, both locally and throughout the world. Lord, in your mercy... 

10 October

We pray for those people in our world who have more than they need. May they seek not to hold onto power and wealth, but be moved to share generously and care for the poorest and most vulnerable in our society. Lord, in your mercy... 

3 October

We pray for generous hearts. May God move us to be generous in our time, aid, possessions, thoughts and patience as we live within one family and give each other the help we need. Lord in your mercy...

26 September

We pray for all those striving to protect the earth, our common home: that God may strengthen them in their work and inspire us all to be guardians of the precious gift of creation. Lord, in your mercy... 

19 September

We pray for all members of our global family, for we are all God's children. May we listen carefully to God during this Season of Creation and take action to protect Creation, our common home. Lord, in your mercy... 

12 September

We pray for the Church throughout the world; that she may be a visible sign of God’s love, reaching out to all people in solidarity and service. Lord, in your mercy...

5 September

We pray for a spirit of listening in our community; that we may receive God’s word and put it into practice, reaching out in love to all our global family. Lord, in your mercy... 

29 August

We pray for all those fleeing violence and injustice: that they may be assured of our help and receive renewed hope for the future. Lord, in your mercy... 

22 August

We pray for peace: that God will turn hearts from violence and open new avenues for safety, peace, and justice in all troubled areas. Lord, in your mercy... 

15 August

We pray for the Church throughout the world:  that we, like Mary, may listen, love and bring Jesus to the world with joy. Lord, in your mercy... 

8 August

We pray for world leaders. May they always be mindful of the needs of the poor and marginalised, and make wise decisions, which protect our common home. Lord, in your mercy...

1 August

We pray for all who hunger and thirst for justice, that God will strengthen and sustain them. Lord, in your mercy... 

25 July

We pray for our brothers and sisters who are hungry; that the food of the world may be shared. Lord, in your mercy... 

18 July

We pray for our parish community: that we may be moved by compassion and reach out to all those in need with generosity and love. Lord, in your mercy... 

11 July

We pray for the Church throughout the world: that God will strengthen and inspire all her members to be faithful witnesses, proclaiming forgiveness, healing and justice. Lord, in your mercy... 

4 July

We pray for all those who are silenced or who struggle to make their voices heard, especially people who are poor, or discriminated against in any way. May God open our ears to listen and may we do our best to raise our voices in support of theirs, so that they are no longer ignored. Lord, in your mercy... 

27 June

We pray for all who are sick or in pain, bereaved, or feeling lost and anxious; and we pray for those who love and care for them. May God grant them healing and comfort and may we be inspired to reach out, bringing hope to those who feel despair. Lord, in your mercy... 

20 June

We pray for all people facing extreme weather, storms, floods, droughts and other natural disasters: that God may grant them courage in difficult times and the practical help they need. May we work together to protect our common home. Lord, in your mercy...

13 June

We pray for world leaders: that God may grant them the courage to take difficult decisions for the good of all people and for the earth, our common home. Lord, in your mercy... 

6 June

We pray for all people around the world who struggle to get enough food. May God inspire us to share fairly and to work together so that no one need go hungry. Lord, in your mercy... 

30 May

We pray for our parish and local community. May God grant us a spirit of togetherness and strengthen us to work towards a better world for all people. Lord, in your mercy... 

23 May

We pray for all people around the world who live in fear, who face violence, conflict or oppression. May the Holy Spirit fill our hearts with courage and inspire us all to work for peace and justice in our world. Lord, in your mercy... 

16 May

We pray for all those places throughout the world, where there is poverty, unrest, injustice and illness, but which we do not hear about in the news. As we hold them in our hearts, we ask that God may grant peace, justice and healing to all. Lord, in your mercy…   

9 May

We pray for all those who have lost their lives, especially those who have died from illness, poverty or persecution. May their love for others be remembered and may those who mourn for them find comfort. Lord, in your mercy…  

2 May

We pray for the Church throughout the world: that she may continue to bear the fruit of Christ, sharing God’s love through words and actions, reaching out to those who are in most need. Lord, in your mercy…  

24 April

We pray for our parish community: that we may be moved to serve others, especially those who are poor, vulnerable or in need, both locally and throughout the world. Lord, in your mercy... 

18 April

We pray for our parish community: that we may open our hearts and minds to recognise the dignity of each human person and that others may experience God’s care through us. Lord, in your mercy...

11 April

Let us pray that all the nations of the earth, particularly peoples at war, may receive the peace of the risen Christ and strive to walk the path of reconciliation and justice. Lord, in your mercy...

4 April

We pray for everyone in our global family who is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, for those in our own parish, and for those who live in countries where healthcare is limited and poverty brings enormous challenges. May God grant us all the gift of an open-hearted, generous and compassionate response to those in need. Lord, in your mercy...

28 March

We pray for the Church and for the world: that God may grant us the gifts of courage, compassion and wisdom as we face challenging circumstances together. Lord, in your mercy...

21 March

We pray for everyone who is sick or afraid, bereaved or isolated around the world; and we pray for all who support them. May God grant each of them peace and comfort, courage and perseverance. Lord, in your mercy...

14 March

We pray for the Church throughout the world: that she may be a sign of God’s love for all people and a beacon of hope for all who are in need. Lord, in your mercy...

7 March

We pray for our parish community: that we may be moved by God’s love to reach out to others in our turn, especially to those who are poor, so that no one may feel abandoned, forgotten or alone. Lord, in your mercy…

28 February

We pray for all those who feel their voices are unheard, and their need for love and care unmet. May they always know the joy of a loving and listening community that is ready to act alongside them for change. Lord, in your mercy...

More prayers of intercession

General prayers of intercession

Intercessions for peace

Climate and environment intercessions

Intercessions inspired by Saint Oscar Romero

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