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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

THANKS TO LAY ANGLICANA: Prayers of Intercession for Third Sunday of Epiphany Year A 26 January 2014



Prayers of Intercession

Lord,  teach us to remember to pray for others and save us from being self-centred in our own prayers. May we be so bound up in love with those for whom we pray, that we may feel their needs as acutely as our own, and intercede for them with sensitivity, with understanding and with imagination. *

¶The Church of Christ

Lord, send out your light and truth upon your Church, that they may bind us together as they lead us to your kingdom. Instil in us the same sense of urgency and mission that your Son inspired in the fishermen of Galilee, as we seek to do your will through our hands and feet. And to sustain us on the journey ahead, kindle, we pray, the flame of your love in our hearts .
Lord, keep our lamps burning as you turn our darkness into light: in your mercy, hear our prayer.

¶Creation, human society, the Sovereign and those in authority

Lord, we pray for the world that we live in, truly a global village thanks to modern communications. As we daily hear news of disaster somewhere on our planet, help us not to become insensitive to world events, and respond with what help we can, without losing heart and courage. Faithful to your covenant with the earth, steady our hearts and wills in times of great turbulence, that we may fulfil your purpose for us as heralds of your just and lasting peace.
Lord, keep our lamps burning as you turn our darkness into light: in your mercy, hear our prayer.

¶The local community

Lord, we thank you for the strength you give us to build our community, to maintain our settled routines of caring and sharing. But now we ask you to set us on fire, to burn from us all that dims your light. Kindle an answering flame in the lives of those around us, that darkness may be driven back and glory stream into your world, transforming it so we may walk in your light.
Lord, keep our lamps burning as you turn our darkness into light: in your mercy, hear our prayer.

¶Those who suffer

Lord, we bring before you all those that are in pain or despair. Give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death. Inspire them with the belief and trust that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation can separate us from your presence, and that we are more than conquerors through your love.
Lord, keep our lamps burning as you turn our darkness into light: in your mercy, hear our prayer.
 ¶The communion of saints
Lord of time and eternity, we thank you for the lives of all who have encouraged us and taught us of your love, and now live in your fuller presence. We pray that we in turn may be given a share in your glory.
Lord, keep our lamps burning as you turn our darkness into light: in your mercy, hear our prayer.

*Based on a prayer of Calvin, anthologised by SPCK in their useful collection of prayers online.

Thanks to Lay Anglicana, sidebar
http://www.layanglicana.org/blog/2014/01/20/intercessions-for-third-sunday-of-epiphany-year-a-26-january-2014/


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The Most Reverend Armando Guerra Soria, Rector and Primate
The Reverend Ricardo Frohmader, Associate Minister
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