Weekly prayers of intercession

16 August

We pray for world leaders, that they might take action to improve the lives of those living in poverty and hunger. May God grant all leaders the wisdom and compassion to restore hope and dignity to all their citizens, leaving no one behind. Lord, in your mercy... 

9 August

We pray for all those who are finding life tough and challenging at the moment - for refugees, for people who are homeless, for all those who have recently lost their job. May God grant us the compassion to understand, and the sense of solidarity with others that drives us to try to build a fairer and better world for everyone. Lord, in your mercy...

2 August

We pray for the Church: that it may be a beacon of hope to all who are hungry. May we listen to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor so that all Creation may be protected and cared for, rather than degraded or damaged. Lord, in your mercy...

26 July

We pray for world leaders: that they may - especially at this time - devote all their energies to the health and well-being of their citizens, making sure that no one is left behind. Lord, in your mercy...

19 July

We pray for refugees around the world who have had to run from conflict and violence, and especially for those in camps where Coronavirus has begun to spread. May God grant them the hope of a new life and a friendly welcome wherever they end their journey. Lord in your mercy...

12 July

We pray for all those who are going hungry at this time, and those whose crops and land are affected by a changing climate. May God grant us all compassion and a yearning for change, so that people and the earth may flourish together in harmony and peace. Lord, in your mercy... 

5 July

We pray for people who live in extreme poverty, especially those without access to clean water and soap during the Coronavirus pandemic. May God grant us all the capacity and courage to build a better, more just and equal world where no child goes hungry, and we all have the opportunity to flourish. Lord, in your mercy... 

28 June

We pray for medical staff, key workers and care workers around the world as they face the immense challenge of the Coronavirus pandemic. May God grant them wisdom, patience and strength as they seek to support and heal others. Lord, in your mercy...

21 June

We pray for all those who are struggling at this time, who feel alone, depressed, anxious or afraid for the future; may God grant us all the inner peace that comes from knowing that he never abandons any of us and loves us all, always. Lord, in your mercy...

14 June

We pray for all those in need, especially for everyone who is 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... 

7 June

We pray for our local community, that we might honour each other's dignity and diversity, recognising that we are all made in God's image; may God grant us the courage to challenge prejudice and seek justice for those who are excluded. Lord, in your mercy... 

31 May

We pray for world leaders and all public authorities; that God might grant them the wisdom, prudence and courage to act for the good of all, and in particular for the world's poorest people during this time of global pandemic. Lord, in your mercy...

24 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... 

17 May

We pray for all who do not have access to clean water, soap and sanitation; those without good healthcare, and families who are struggling to find food. May God grant them hope and surround them with signs of love, care and compassion. Lord, in your mercy... 

10 May

We pray for the world, and particularly for all those in poor countries who are affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. May God grant world leaders the wisdom to make decisions that protect the most vulnerable people in our global family. Lord, in your mercy...

3 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... 

26 April

We pray for the Church around the world: that it may become a sign of hope and a beacon of light in the darkness. May God grant us all the courage to bring light to families who are afraid or suffering. Lord, in your mercy... 

12 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...

5 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...

29 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...

More prayers of intercession

General prayers of intercession

Intercessions for peace

Climate and environment intercessions

Interessions inspired by Saint Oscar Romero

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