Weekly prayers of intercession

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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