Intercessor David Johnson

  1. On this 4th Sunday before Lent, as we contemplate how we might acknowledge that coming period of restraint before the wonder of Easter morning, let us feel the love of God the Father that he bestows on us, in the Spirit and in the mind, and let us pray in the knowledge of that love shown to us through the gift of his son, Our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
  2. Let us pray for the church throughout the world in every country, especially where to believe in Christ and share that belief is to risk all. Let us also pray for all organisations supporting refugees and asylum seekers. Let us pray for the Church in our diocese and in our joint benefice of Cotham and St. Paul’s. Also let us pray for the Universities in Bristol and for Ed and the University Chaplaincy and for all who study in Bristol. We also pray for our month of accompanied prayer. Let us also pray for our charity of the month Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home. Lord in Your Mercy, Hear Our Prayer
  3. Lord hear us when we pray for all your creation and for those work tirelessly to protect all your creation for future generations. Also, we pray for Elizabeth our Queen and her Government and Parliament at this most unsettling of times. Let us pray that answers may be found that bind us together and not tear us apart. Lord in Your Mercy Hear Our Prayer.
  4. Lord hear us as we pray for all those, who work for greater action to combat climate change, and to give us all the will to play our part in protecting the planet for future generations. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
  5. We also pray for all those who suffer in body, mind or spirit, especially today we are asked to pray for Mike, Kiera, Margaret, Sally, Ellie, Clare, Jim, Alan, Philip Booth, Alison & Jake, Eddie, Kerstin and Nick.

We also pray for the recently departed from this life:

Derek Jay, Ian Palmer and Carol Bell (L’Arche London)

And also, those known to ourselves. And in the year’s mind we remember Ben Sloman. Lord in your mercy Hear our prayer

6. Let us also pray for those who devote their lives to caring for others, by choice or by circumstance, often with no 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

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