On this last Sunday before Lent and as we prepare for the weeks to come, let us see and feel the Father’s love through Jesus Christ, His Son. The Love that he gives us in the Spirit and in the mind and with His Love in mind, so today we pray.

For the church throughout the world in every country, especially where to be a Christian is to risk everything. Let us pray for the Church in our diocese, as it seeks a Bishop and in our joint benefice of Cotham and St. Paul’s, as we seek our new vicar. We pray for all those who are working especially hard at this time to ensure that Cotham church continues to reach out and fulfil its role. We also pray for our charity of the month Chandos House which gives support for those needing treatment for addiction. Lord in Your Mercy Hear Our Prayer

Lord hear us when we pray for all of your creation and for those work tirelessly to protect all of your creation for future generations. Also we pray for Elizabeth our Queen and her Government and Parliament in these uncertain times. Let those chosen to lead hear the voices of wisdom and the voices of despair and act for the good of all . Lord in Your Mercy Hear Our Prayer.

We also pray for all those who suffer in body, mind or spirit, especially today we are asked to pray for those named on the intercessions sheet, also those known to ourselves and for all children caught up in conflict zones, especially in Palestine and Syria.  Lord in your mercy Hear our prayer

Let us also pray for all those who spend their lives caring for others, sometimes with little support and often with little time and space for themselves. Lord give them strength and your love. We also give thanks for all those who have recovered their well-being through the power of prayer and your love. Lord in your Mercy Hear our prayer

We pray today for all those who have recently died; those who have been victims of war and terror, of natural disaster, of accidents, of violence and illness. Today we especially remember ,,,, and in the year’s mind … and all whose anniversary of their death falls at this time. Lord in Your Mercy Hear our Prayer.

Lord God, we pray to you to help us lead a Christian life. Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Intercessions by David Johnson