Cotham Parish Intercessions 10 a.m. Sunday 29th July 2018
By David C Johnson

1. On this 9th Sunday after Trinity, as we contemplate the rain and remember the sun of last week, let us feel God the Father’s love that he gives 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 be a Christian is to risk everything. Let us pray for the Church in our diocese, for our new, soon to be Bishop Vivienne and, in our joint benefice of Cotham and St. Paul’s, for David, our new vicar to be and his preparations to join us in September. We pray and give thanks for all those who have worked so hard during the inter-regnum. We also pray for our charity of the month, FACE (The Foundation for Active Community Engagement), which provides an inclusive space and support for all ages to help them keep their lives on track. Lord in Your Mercy Hear Our Prayer
3. 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 and confusing times. Let those chosen to lead listen to the voices of wisdom and the voices of despair and act for the good of all. Lord in Your Mercy Hear Our Prayer.
4. At this time of scorching heat and drought, wildfires and floods let us 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 (listed in weekly Events and Notices sheet and Cotham’s Intercessions sheet), also those known to ourselves and for all children caught up in conflict zones and for families devasted by tragic loss in the wildfires in Greece.
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, sometimes 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. 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 Catherine Mealins and Sarah Rames and in the year’s mind, Madge Arnold +…and all whose anniversary of their death falls at this time. Lord in Your Mercy Hear our Prayer.
8. Lord God help us to lead a Christian life. Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son our Saviour, Jesus Christ, Amen