Autumn (Proper 24 year A)

Intercessions 18 October 2020


Lord of the Sabbath, we have gathered here to praise you and pray to you on this autumn evening.  The evenings are drawing in, the mists rise, the colours change.  We ask your blessing on us and all people as the season changes.  Let that change bring renewal to us all.   And we ask you to hear our prayers as we bring to you the needs of the world, our communities and ourselves.

Autumn (Proper 23 year C)

Proper 23 C intercessions  9 October 2022


In these prayers I will say a short introduction and then leave time for your prayers.  Except the last one, these prayers are in couples:  one of thanks, the other a petition.


Pond intercessions

Intercessions – the Pond  (adapted from John Pritchard’s Circles of Prayer)

For these intercessions, I would like you to close your eyes and imagine a pond.  It is a sunny day and the pond is still, reflecting the trees and the sky above.  

Mothering Sunday (based on the hymn "Now thank we all our God")

Today’s prayers are based around the hymn “Now thank we all our God”.


Now thank we all our God, with hearts and hands and voices, who wonderous things hath done, in whom this world rejoices; who from our mother’s arms has blest us on our way with countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.


In troubled times

Let us pray for the life of the church and of the world. 


Lord God, we see the plans and strategies of nations tuned upside down and running amuck.   So we pray for your world.

We pray for world leaders that your presence and light may flow through their hearts and souls.