Intercessions – You've Got The Love – Greenbelt 2010

“Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air…”

The Church

We pray for the whole Church, the visible body of Christ on this earth, in all its diversity.

We pray that the Church may reflect the face of Christ, seek to be united as the true vine and work together to build the Kingdom of God in our communities.

We pray for its leaders, that they may be empowered to pastor and guide the people, seeking the will of the Father and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

Lord in your mercy

Hear our prayer.

The World

We pray for the needs of the world, a world torn apart by oppression, injustice and enmity.

We pray especially for those affected by natural disasters, especially flood and mudslide and those who seek to provide relief and aid.

May your kingdom come and the whole world be made whole.

Lord in your mercy

Hear our prayer.

Our Communities

We pray for our own communities, for their many different needs.

We pray for the isolated, the anxious and the alone, those who find themselves in the spiritual wilderness and those burdened by addiction or depression.

We lift up to you those that we know who are in need of God’s love, reconciliation and healing.

Lord in your mercy

Hear our prayer.

The Sick and the Departed

We pray for those sick in mind, body or spirit.

We pray for those gathered into your loving arms, those recently departed, those whose anniversaries occur around this time, those we love and see no longer and those departed who have no-one else to pray for them.

Lord in your mercy

Hear our prayer.

The Hail Mary

We do not pray alone, but join our prayers alongside the Angels, the Saints, the Prophets and the Patriarchs as we pray alongside the whole company of heaven and Our Blesséd Lady of Walsingham as we say…