Christmas, Intercession

Christ Shine In Our Darkness

Jesus Christ, you come to transfigure us and to renew us in the image of God: shine in our darkness. Jesus Christ, light of our hearts, you know our thirst: lead us to the wellspring of your Gospel. Jesus Christ, light of the world, you shine on every human being: enable us to discern your presence in each person. Jesus…

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Intercession, Short

Intercession Prayer – Clement Of Rome

We call on you, Lord, be our helper and protector. Save the afflicted among us; have mercy on the lowly; raise up the fallen; appear to the needy; heal the ungodly; restore the wanderers of thy people; feed the hungry; ransom our prisoners; raise up the sick; comfort the faint-hearted. – Clement of Rome (died 99AD)

Aussie, Intercession, Lent & Cross

Facing Injustice Slander Imprisonment

Litany for those facing injustice, slander, and false imprisonment (written in response to the Trial of Jesus before the Sanhedrin, Mark 14:53-65)   Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.   Lord Jesus, by your unjust arrest, by your silence in the face of false accusation, and by your telling of the truth when it mattered most: Save…

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Ancient, Intercession, Prayer Of Church

Prayer For The Afflicted – St Clement

Lord our helper and protector. Save the afflicted among us; have mercy on the lowly; raise up the fallen; appear to the needy; heal the ungodly; restore the wanderers of thy people; feed the hungry; ransom our prisoners; raise up the sick; comfort the faint-hearted. – Clement of Rome, died 96AD and lived at same time as John and other apostles!

Intercession, Prayer Of Church

A Simple Prayer Of The Church

Lord God heavenly Father, Thank you that we can come just as we are, Thank you that we are welcome before your throne of Grace, Thank you for this gift of prayer. Lord in your mercy… Hear our prayer. God of all creation, We thank you for rivers and streams, lakes and the sea… We pray for all those who…

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Aussie, Intercession

An Australia Day Prayer

God of grace, God of life, hear the cries from the heart of Australia: The cry of the farmers, struggling for survival in the face of change and uncertainty, seeking direction, shaping the future. The cry of the cities, busy and noisy, with so many people who need to learn to live together in peace. The cry of Aboriginal communities,…

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Intercession, Prayer Of Church

Prayer For Prisoners – Amnesty International

Lord Jesus, you experienced in person torture and death as a prisoner of conscience. You were beaten and flogged and sentenced to an agonizing death though you had done no wrong. Be now with prisoners of conscience throughout the world. Be with them in their fear and loneliness, in the agony of physical and mental torture, and in the face of…

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Intercession, Prayer Of Church, Short

Accept Not As We Ask

Heavenly Father, you have promised to hear what we ask in the name of your Son: Accept and fulfil our petitions, we pray, not as we ask in our ignorance, nor as we deserve in our sinfulness, but as you know and love us in your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   – The Book of Common Prayer

Dying & Loss, Intercession, Love

Those Who Care For The Sick – Mother Teresa

Dearest Lord, may I see you today and every day In the presence of your sick ones, and while I am nursing them may I serve you.   Though you hide yourself behind the unattractive disguise of the irritable, the exacting, and the unreasonable, may I still recognise You and say: “Jesus, my patient, I am joyful to serve you.”  …

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