Weekly prayers of intercession

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...

21 February

We pray for all who have no access to clean, fresh water - because of poverty, the climate crisis, or conflict. May God grant them, and all of us, the courage and perseverance to tackle both the immediate problem and its causes. Lord, in your mercy...

14 February

We pray for world leaders, that God might grant them the wisdom to make just decisions that lead to peace, and the compassion to take practical action for those in most need. Lord, in your mercy...

7 February

We pray for all those in need of healing; may God grant them peace, comfort and the joy of receiving compassionate care from healers who are themselves respected and valued. Lord, in your mercy...

31 January

We pray for children around the world, especially those whose homes are not places of safety, those who are isolated and missing school, and those who are journeying as refugees. May they find kindness in their community, and reasons to hope when they turn to others for support.Lord, in your mercy...

24 January

We pray for everyone who is experiencing grief, loss and bereavement as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, and especially at this time for countries whose health systems are under immense pressure. May God grant consolation to those who mourn, and courage to those who continue to care for others even in the most extreme situations. Lord, in your mercy..

17 January

We pray for children and young people around the world; that they may receive the loving care and support they need for their health and well-being, as well as good food, clean water, safe shelter and education. Lord, in your mercy...

10 January

We pray for the world, which is facing the twin crises of COVID and a climate emergency; that global leaders might work together to bring a future of hope, peace and wellbeing to all. Lord, in your mercy…

3 January

Let us pray for all who live surrounded by conflict, war and lasting injustice; that the barriers which keep us apart may be broken and we each become committed to work for peace. Lord, in your mercy…

27 December

We pray for everyone who does not have access to enough food or clean water, those without electricity, education or free healthcare; that they might see a brighter future for themselves and for their children, in a world where all humanity comes together to solve common problems. Lord, in your mercy…

20 December

Let us pray for all those who feel overwhelmed by worry and stress at this time, particularly those who are in debt or out of work, those who are ill or bereaved; that they might find practical help and emotional support close at hand. Lord, in your mercy…

13 December

We pray for all who live in poverty and face a daily struggle to feed their families and pay their rent. May God grant that the light of hope shines through the darkness, and that love for our neighbour inspires and motivates us all to respond generously to those in need. Lord, in your mercy...

6 December

We pray for world leaders: that they might create and sustain ways for their people to flourish both in mind and body. May God grant us all the capacity and longing to contribute to society, and to support the well-being of all. Lord in your mercy...

29 November

We pray for all who are experiencing the terror of war and conflict, particularly those who are forced to flee their homes in fear. May God grant that they find open doors, minds and hearts wherever they seek shelter and peace. Lord in your mercy...

22 November

We pray for our world;  that Christ, the Prince of Peace and King of Love, may turn hearts from violence and open new opportunities for encounter and understanding. Lord, in your mercy.... 

15 November

We pray for all who are mourning the death of a loved one at this time, and for all who are missing someone special. May God bring the light of hope and the comfort of his love into their hearts. Lord, in your mercy...

8 November

We pray for all those who feel lonely, anxious or depressed; for those who mourn, and for all who are struggling with financial or family worries at this time. May God grant us all the light of hope, and the knowledge of his love for each and every one of us. Lord, in your mercy...

1 November

We pray for world leaders that they might always put the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable first. May God grant them the wisdom to make good decisions and seek the wellbeing of all. Lord, in your mercy...

25 October

We pray for the Church, that it may always be of service to those who are left behind or pushed aside in our busy world. May God grant it the inspiration to become a good neighbour to all those who are afraid and don't know where to turn for help. Lord, in your mercy...

18 October

We pray for all who are struggling to find work, and for those who fear losing their jobs. May God grant us all the creativity to find solutions and opportunities that mean no child goes hungry. Lord, in your mercy...

11 October

This Harvest, we pray for all those who are struggling worldwide due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on health, jobs and wellbeing. Through God's grace may we be inspired to reach out in love to our neighbours and rebuild our world so that all may flourish. Lord, in your mercy... 

27 September

We pray for all those who feel lonely and afraid, and for all who feel that no one cares about them. May God grant us all the compassion to put aside the temptation of indifference. May we reach out and truly care for others, through our actions as well as our words. Lord, in your mercy... 

20 September

During this Season of Creation, we pray for all those affected by drought, wildfires and floods, especially those who depend entirely on the land for their food. May God grant us all the wisdom to care more for our common home the earth, and the courage to live more simply, taking only what we really need. Lord, in your mercy...

13 September

We pray for all those burdened by debt - both local families and the poorest countries in the world - especially those who face a long struggle to repay. May God grant decision-makers patience and compassion, so that all may finally be free to flourish. Lord, in your mercy...

30 August

We pray for all refugees and asylum seekers who are forced to leave their homes in fear, and who face danger and hardship on their way to safety. May God move our hearts to offer a generous and warm welcome to them, since they are so precious in his sight. Lord, in your mercy... 

23 August

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... 

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... 

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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