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Prayers : Sunday, 19th May 2024
The Day of Pentecost

Image by Kelly Sikkema


 

... and now let us pray for the Church, the World, and ourselves, giving thanks for God's goodness.

​Let us pray aloud, and together:

The Spirit of God unites us as a people and enables us to pray and intercede for the needs of others. As we gather together in God’s love, we offer our prayers and thanksgiving to the Father for the sake of the Son and through the Holy Spirit.

 

In Jesus, name we pray. Amen.

 

(LONGER pause for silent, personal reflection)

 

In response to the call today “Lord, in Your mercy” Our response is, “hear our prayer!”

 

(Short Silence) Lord, in Your mercy: hear our prayer

 

Mighty God breathe your power into all of the activities of our ministries around the world.  Empower all those who minister to others with the gifts that Your Holy Spirit makes available.  Give them wisdom in their decision making and the ability to have a deep understanding of the way that actions taken are in accordance with Your will.

 

(Short Silence) Lord, in Your mercy: hear our prayer

 

Creator God help us to be constantly aware of the world’s needs and problems.  Give the leaders of the world the courage to oppose sin and tyranny that there may be a greater unity among nations seeking to halt the threat of war and terrorism, and that the common good of all humanity be served by their decisions and action.

 

(Short Silence) Lord, in Your mercy: hear our prayer

 

Father God we thank You for the gift of hospitality and all of the opportunities that we have to share food and fellowship with our families, friends and neighbours.  We also give thanks for the gift of languages which enables us to communicate, even in a very small way, with people that we meet from other parts of the world.

 

(Short Silence) Lord, in Your mercy: hear our prayer

 

Merciful God  we pray for the gift of healing to restore those who are sick, injured or suffering.

 

We remember before You now those who have asked for healing prayer for themselves or a loved one.

 

We especially raise before You now all those who have asked for our prayers from around the world … those we know in New Zealand, in Singapore, in Argentina, in France, in Australia, in the US, in Canada, in Austria, in Ukraine, in China and any others we now name aloud, or in the silence of our hearts, and those who are known only by You.

 

(Short Silence) Lord, in Your mercy: hear our prayerHoly God through the death and resurrection of Your son Jesus Christ you gave to all of us the wonderful gift of eternal life.  Though we mourn their passing we remember before you those who have recently died and those long passed but still missed.

 

(Short Silence) Lord, in Your Mercy: Hear our prayer

 

In a moment of silence we pray for ourselves, our families, friends, for all whom we love and for our personal ministries. Make us worthy of the prayers that Your Son offers on our behalf.

 

(Short Silence) Lord, in Your mercy: hear our prayer

 

Faithful God, as we go out into the world we pray that this Pentecost may bring us a renewed sense of unity with all Christians around the world.  May we use the gifts that the Holy Spirit has given us to spread the good news and live the gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

(Short Silence) Lord, in Your mercy: hear our prayer

 

Forth in the peace of Christ we go; Christ to the world with joy we bring; Christ in our minds, Christ on our lips, Christ in our hearts, the world’s true King.

 

Merciful father: accept these prayers for the sake of Your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.  AMEN.

(Short Silence) Lord, in Your mercy: hear our prayer

 

Forth in the peace of Christ we go; Christ to the world with joy we bring; Christ in our minds, Christ on our lips, Christ in our hearts, the world’s true King.

 

Merciful father: accept these prayers for the sake of Your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.  AMEN.

(Short Silence) Christ is Risen! : He is Risen indeed, Alleluia!

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