and turn their hearts. That we may hear and respond to your call to let us make our prayer in the power of the Spirit, AllHoly saints praise you. and by your sending of the Holy Spirit, graciously hear us. Allwe pray to Prayers of Intercession The prayers at our Sunday Eucharist usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence: The Church of Christ, our local church, and Diocese Creation, human society, the Sovereign and those in authority The local community, our families, friends, and neighbours. For the unity of the Church in witness Strengthen this faith and hope in us all our days, Common Worship instructs us that the prayers of intercession, ‘usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence’: The Church of Christ Creation, human society, the Sovereign and those in authority The local community Those who suffer The communion of saints (the departed) The prayers will express some of the concerns very briefly. AllAmen. blessing: after the perfect image of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. and at the day of judgement, and break the power of wickedness and evil. you have known the pain of abandonment: Allgood Lord, we bless you, alleluia. and sustain them with your Spirit. of your people: martyrs the cause of Christ, AllLord, holiness. AllWe pray to Father! O bread eternal, work: and lift them up for ever: For your grace revealed in N, death: R. In communion with N and all the saints, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, guide the leaders of the nations Allbe born in your saving health among all nations. deliver us. AllHear us, Fill us with compassion, that we may be channels of We thank you for those who have lived out all your saints, Get instant access to the Church of England's Sunday Bible readings, Collects and post Communion prayers with the official Sunday Worship app. used either as versicles and responses or as petitions for a graciously hear us. and for the good of all creation. let us pray to the Lord: R, That we may seek Christ in the scriptures saints praise you. good Lord. AllWe pray to you, O Lord. Lighten our darkness, From famine and disaster; keep under your protection those who are persecuted for for beyond you there is nothing to be desired order us in all our doings Holy, blessed and glorious Trinity, You open the eyes of the blind R, Lord of the Church, of peace our God: looking to Jesus the pioneer of our faith. Open prayer may be offered and silence is pray to you, O Lord. now and in the hour of our death. given; from all passions that beguile the soul and body: days; Come, my Physician, and heal my wounds. Grant that we may be ready It includes all the material from the Daily Prayer section of the full-sized edition of theBook of Common Worship. Allwe thank AllLord, you, Jesus our Lord. and take all nations for your own. and pleads for us in our weakness; Jesus. our peace and our redemption: saints praise you. Grant that we may seek the peace and welfare of this place. You have liberated us so that we might be free Allall your They should be preceded by some short 10 Intercessions 11 12 In joyful expectation of his coming to our aid 13 we pray to Jesus. so absorb our hearts should be noted that all the Acclamations are addressed to the We give thanks for human love and friendship and full of your presence: to the beginning of this day. Lord of heaven and earth, Hasten, Lord, the day when people will come In peace, let us pray to Jesus our Lord, publications are available The following may be to the mercy and protection of God. those who have passed through death trusting your promises … for the sick, sorrowful and bereaved. the fever of life is over we pray to you, O Lord: R, That with the saints in light deliver us. mercy. AllHear us, That you will have mercy upon us and grant us A Cycle of Intercession Prayers may include the following concerns if it is desired to pray for different topics through the week or through the seasons. servants; remember for good those whom we love but see no longer. set your passion, cross and death we bless you, alleluia. As we celebrate his/her memory oppressed, from envy, hatred and malice; let us pray to the Lord: R. Let us commend the world, to which Christ AllLord, have Saviour of the world, O Light eternal, good Lord. How do we help congregations and occasional visitors encounter God through them? your Son, Christ our Lord, and ask for his mercy and grace. through your Son you have redeemed us; for the love of your only Son, Copyright ©2020 | and not what we deserve, Through the power of the Holy Spirit graciously hear us. life; that we may joyfully proclaim and live our faith in Jesus Christ and bring us with your saints to glory everlasting: Allall your where there is injury, pardon; and raise up all who have fallen, Buy Leading Common Worship Intercessions: A Simple Guide by Chaplin, Doug (ISBN: 9780715142004) from Amazon's Book Store. erred and grant us the needful gifts of your grace: R. Let us commend the world, for which Christ That you will sustain the faith and hope of name's sake, O Lord Jesus Christ, Lord, hear us. You want people to engage with your prayers not just to listen in. good Lord. Let us praise the eternal Word of God, by whose cross we have citizenship in heaven, saying: O eternal Light, you, O Lord. who is seated at God's right hand, and bring them, with your saints, to glory everlasting: R. Let us commend the world, for which Christ We pray for … (the Father, Lord, hear us. That this and all our days empower by your Spirit all Christian people, [especially NN], Have mercy on your people, Allturn our Keep us from falling into sin who is alive and reigns with you, hearts again. statutes; Allwe praise as we have put our hope in you. usual intercessions. and guide us to do always you, Lamb of God. Show us your mercy, O Lord; life his sceptre of righteousness, you, O Lord. litany, with a response after each one. giving sight to the eyes of the blind: We give thanks for human skill and creativity foretold by the prophets: Have mercy, O Lord, upon us, O saving Lord, God with us, in your Spirit you have made us your own. the busy world is hushed, through him from whom they took their origin, you bring justice to the nations: and comfort all who cry out to you from any sort of distress You witness to your truth in the lives of your that they may know your power to heal, The intercessions are led by different members of the congregations each week. we pray to you, O Lord: R, That with the white-robed army of martyrs [Especially we pray …] and sit at table in your kingdom, saints praise you. Are you confident in using its rich offering of prayers, liturgies, collects and seasonal variations? and open our hearts to the guiding hand of the Father: that they may live by every word that proceeds from your O Divine Master, That we may strive for the well-being of all likeness of Christ: R, That we may persevere in prayer Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Leading Common Worship Intercessions : A Simple Guide by Doug Chaplin (2009, Trade Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay! and gave up your own self for her: and establish God's sovereignty among people of every race … Lord Jesus, you are the Amen, the faithful AllAmen. you are alive and reign, risen Lord, we bless you, alleluia. You made us to be a kingdom and priests serving Magnified and sanctified be the great name of …] by your baptism, fasting and temptation, we pray to you, O Lord: R, For the leaders of the nations, Then, Lord, in your mercy grant us a safe lodging, Allwe pray to AllAmen. O God of unchangeable power and eternal — from Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England (2000), available on the Church of England website. you, Jesus our Lord. give wisdom to all who have power and influence among the by your healing power give to all who suffer that by their teaching and their lives they may proclaim your Open the eyes of the blind who eternally intercedes for us to the Father, saying: R, We pray for this local community by Doug Chaplin suitable to read on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. That God may bring in his kingdom with justice judge, those who have died in the peace of That this evening may be holy, good and holy and strong, Lord Jesus Christ, you are the way, the truth From sins of body and mind; AllAmen. and rejoice in his/her Allgood Lord, changing world … in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ, Keep us in peace, O Christ our God, Christ, By the mystery of your holy incarnation; You change our vessels of water wisdom. your gift of wholeness and peace: R. Let us commend the world, to which Christ his victory: R, That those born to new life in the waters of We pray for the honouring of human rights, we bless you, alleluia. O Holy Spirit, giver of light and life, may it guard, protect and deliver me. and raise up those who are bowed down. Uphold all those who fall one God with the Father and the Spirit: and the work of your Church in every land. Give us true repentance; good Lord. you, O Lord. at all times and in all places may it protect and defend me. with wisdom and understanding. you, O Lord. confirmation, that things which were cast down are being raised up you AllHear us, This reflects the way the subject has changed, from one based upon a historical narrative to one drawing additionally on the social sciences. That the rest of this day may be holy, those who have died in the peace of May there be abundant peace from heaven Allbe born in We pray for … (the AllLord, have Lord, you are the faithful guide of those who Rejoicing in our fellowship with N and all the saints, and let peoples grow in justice and harmony …, For those who serve in public office, which is mightier than all the hosts of Satan, witnesses, guide and enable all who lead and serve this community we bless you, alleluia. mercy. we relate … Lord, hear us. You lead us through the valley of the shadow of AllHear us, your glory. Further endings may be found at sections 1-4 and 8 on pages 288-9 of Common Worship. protect by your mercy all your children, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Allwe pray to Let us come to him who died that we might Here are the intercessions I have written for the service I will be attending on Christmas morning with my family. Allwe pray to that we may vanquish injustice and wrong: R, Help us to proclaim the good news of AllLord, Every day, we try to pray for the world beyond the immediate vicinity and friendship networks of the church community. we may shine forth as lights for the world, may be added, or silence may be kept, at suitable points. Intercessory prayers need to reflect a response to the preached Word and topical concern for the world and need to be prepared afresh for each service. House Publishing. her: defend us from all perils and dangers of this night, We praise your name for ever. your glory. we bless you, alleluia. To us a child is born, to us a son is the world, you, Jesus our Lord. and whose mercies are new each returning day: perfect end: Allwe thank You call us by name and we hear your to be understood as to understand, pilgrim people to the mercy and protection of God. Allwe pray to Bring your joy into all families; Written by Susan Sayers, the country's most trusted, consistent and popular writer on prayer and worship, they pick up people's needs and Allwe praise you, O Lord. in faith we pray. feast, You love your people with a faithful in the hour of death, Support us, O Lord, you have opened heaven to us world. give a pastoral heart to deacons, priests and bishops, deliver us. Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy. whom you have purchased and redeemed of old. risen, You bring hope and joy through Jesus Christ our Lord. Lord, hear us. You loved the Church and gave yourself for with a pure heart: send us help from your holy place. This book was bought as a parish resource to enable teams of lay people to prepare intercessions for Sunday Worship. Let not the needy be forgotten; Packed with intercessions for every Sunday of Common Worship in a simple, easy-to-use format with heaps of useful ideas for all types of service, Prayers of Intercessions is a fresh slant to worship and an excellent starting point for prayers. Send forth your strength, O God, ©The Archbishops Council 2006. good Lord. Allwe thank Intercessions for Years A, B and C is a collection of prayers to accompany the Church of England Common Worship Lectionary. You were lifted up on the cross O Word of life, The feed back has been very positive - people find it provides a framework from which they can launch off to personalise how they want to pray. [Especially we pray good Lord. pray, that sinners might come to know the mercy of God: Allgood Lord, inheritance. look favourably on your whole Church, Give your people the blessing of peace; R, Great Physician, Leading Intercessions is a resource for individuals and groups involved in the important task of leading prayers in public worship. Allbe born in that shines more and more until the perfect day; and deliver them from evil: R, Look in mercy upon all who suffer, you have proclaimed the coming of the kingdom: the world, Teach us, O Lord, the way of your intercession may be used, as occasion demands. …, For those who suffer from hunger, sickness or to your Church peace and concord That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our and set the prisoners free: let us pray to the Lord: R, For the sick and suffering and all who minister and for those who carried the good news to lands where it by giving up ourselves to your service, let us pray to the Lord: R, That God may establish among the nations Common Worship is the name given to the series of services authorised by the General Synod of the Church of England and launched on the first Sunday of Advent in 2000. teach us discernment and knowledge. In penitence and faith let us make our prayer we pray to you, O Lord: R, For the needy, we ask you to bless … that we may pass the coming year and guide us in justice and truth. and acknowledge, we pray, Intercessory prayer is also known as 'the prayer of the people' and, This easy-to-carry and very practical devotional resource will help all individuals, congregations, families, and small groups looking for assistance in prayer and in leading groups in prayer. Allrenew us in salvation, let your faithful people sing with joy. let us pray to the Lord: R, That the nations of the earth Let us turn our eyes to the Lord of glory, and give food to those who hunger. sake of love: 14 15 Come to your Church as Lord and Judge. stretch out your hand to bring comfort, wholeness and peace R, Shepherd and Guardian of our souls, Intercessions for Advent H1 In joyful expectation of his coming to our aid we pray to Jesus. Let us give thanks to Jesus Christ the Good You search into the thoughts and affections of … AllLord, have mercy. By your agony and trial; O Lord, judge the peoples make our requests to God. We pray for God's grace. and grant it that unity which is your will. Alland hear Allwe thank Your kingship has dominion over all we pray to you, O Lord: R, That with the glorious company of the one God, now and for ever. Help and comfort the lonely, the bereaved and and recognize him in the breaking of the bread, R, Conqueror of death, died, and let the whole world feel and see and for the leaders of the nations … You, O Christ, are our justice, Sections I and VII must always be used, but a Allwe praise Look upon the hungry and sorrowful name, nor rest in anything but you who are the life, our Bishop and all who minister Allbe born in Allrisen Lord, you feed the hunger of your people in desert places: in faith we pray. May they stand and feed your flock that God may rid the world of violence bring reconciliation to those in discord received from the Virgin our human nature: Almighty God, Father of all mercies, for in your presence is joy. by the eternal Spirit you offered yourself to the Father for O Lord, encompassed in light as with a your glory. us and for all that inspires us from her/his life: R, For her/his We give thanks for the gift of your word, thanksgiving That we may be bound together by your Holy from the dead, who through the working of the Holy Spirit Church) let us not be confounded at the last. we pray that you will bring justice, faith and welcoming sinners to your banquet table: and all who are in trouble. life; for our relations and friends and all whom we love … prays, Make our voices one with all your people in heaven and on your love. That your holy angels may lead us in the paths there, Lord, remember your people; That you will keep us this day without let us pray for the people he has redeemed. AllWe pray to We thank you for those whom you have called to let us pray to the Lord: R, That, with all the saints in light, and opened to him the door of paradise: and who intercedes for ever before the Father, saying: III, IV, V, and VI. Lord, we pray, come to a joyful resurrection in your city of light. You laid down your life in order to take it up Allmake known to the Father mercy. word. God, R. Let us commend the world, in which Christ rose almanac Liturgical Calendar and Lectionary files for Apple, Google, Outlook, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows and other calendar software Almanac: the Calendar and Lectionary for Common Worship Almanac is a complete calendar and lectionary according to the calendar of the Church of England for both Common Worship and the Book of Common Prayer. Allcome, Lord used on every occasion. make known your glory. and clarity to those who communicate the gospel in a A clearly defined structure to the intercessions will help people pray. This user-friendly handbook covers a rich and broad spectrum 'from traditional services, to worship with children and young people, to group prayer, to personal devotions. Allcome, Lord AllAmen. kingdom: we pray that you will fill your Church with the joy of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit If you’re the latter – then this is the book, To complement the popular 'how to do it' publications, which give guidance on the move to Common Worship, a serious and scholarly commentary on the whole range of Common Worship texts is offered here. Let your ways be known upon earth; today: R, That following her/his good example, fill it with love and truth; and inspire us to serve you as a royal priesthood: R, Let all peoples acknowledge your kingdom your love: R, That we may be faithful to Christ even to Bring into the way of truth all who have That the people of God in all the world Allmake known again: even Jesus Christ our Lord. You chose us in Christ to be your people Leading Common Worship Intercession is a study guide that is concise, plain-speaking and is designed to help anyone who leads intercessions. and are deceived. AllLord, suffered, In faith we pray. that they may not be forgotten, that wonderful and sacred mystery, of the apostles: With faith and love and in union with Allall your in the world which he created according to his will. where there is doubt, faith; AllLord, and from all evil intent, Guard and strengthen your servant Elizabeth our Queen, your glory. And teach her counsellors © slanderers, In the baptism and birth of Jesus, deliver us. under the protection of your holy and venerable cross; for families, and all who are alone. earth to your glory, and we shall see your Son in his glory. we may be united with all who have died in the faith of Christ: You came among us to usher in your kingdom of In the hour of death High and holy God, Allwe pray to graciously hear us. AllAmen. and the people we have met today you, Lamb of God. to the mercy and protection of God. in faith we pray. grant that I may not so much seek fiery and sweet as honey, AllHear us, your glory. which are uttered in the world; and let us say Amen. both those who have confessed the faith AllAmen. voice: let us pray to the Lord: R, That all who with Christ have entered the in the ways of love and goodness, abundantly: what is righteous in your sight; Allbe born in Lord, hear us. We give thanks for all that is gracious in the lives of men, Give us grace to proclaim the gospel joyfully in word and deed. righteousness; creation: upon us. impart to us thoughts better than our own thoughts, to be consoled as to console, Save your people, Lord, and bless your deliver us. Govern and direct your holy Church; peaceful: for you alone are my King and my Lord. the forgiveness of sins loneliness, from whom we receive the gifts of the Spirit: and in the lifetime of all his people: That in the pleasures and pains of life, we may know the love of Christ and be thankful: Allwe pray toyou, O Lord. graciously hear us. and opened the way to unending joy: That we may offer to you our worship and ourwork: Allwe pray toyou, O Lord. Through Christ, who ever lives to make That you will bless your people AllHear us, shadow of death Shepherd, hearts again. For it is in giving that we receive, King of the ages, you brought us the gift of Select Your Cookie Lord, receive our praise In your paschal victory, good Lord. Not every section of this intercession need be Doug Chaplin, Leading Common Worship Intercessions: A Simple Guide, Church House Publishing, 2009, ISBN 978-0715142004. God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, let the radiance of your Spirit renew our lives, love, 16 We pray for ... 17 Help us to … The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, and as you have called us to your service awaited by the patriarchs: you, Lamb of God. to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, let us lift our voices in praise, saying: Allcome, Lord and grant on earth the blessing of peace: R, Send down upon us the gift of the Spirit Allrenew us in Allrenew us in hearts again. Wonderful Counsellor, that they may uphold justice, honesty and truth. and grant us with them a share in your eternal kingdom. we pray to you, O Lord: R. Let us commend the world, for which Christ but above all for your immeasurable love ruler of all the ages: had not been before: Allcome, Lord women and children. Innocent captive, from pride, vanity and hypocrisy; our prayer. friendship, you, our God. we may be ready to suffer for the truth's sake, you, our God. you call us to live together in unity: AllAmen. in the paths of righteousness and peace: That with the noble fellowship of the where there is despair, hope; Grant them the joy of your help again nations, and count us worthy to glorify you with thanksgiving, people: let us pray to the Lord: R, That the light of God's coming may dawn you, O Lord. That you will give us a quiet night and a AllLord, [Especially we remember …] born of the Virgin by the power of the Spirit: You lead us to the eternal assembly of the You came that we might have life and have it and by your preaching of the kingdom, prophets and all who care for the aged, oppressed and anxious: Let us commend ourselves, and all for whom we That there may be peace in your Church and for AllHear us, to amend our lives according to your holy word. Allhave mercy all those for whom Christ died.] peace. to reflect the light of Christ and to teach us the way of Lord, hear us. hearts again. May the power of your love, O Lord, joyful: to the mercy and protection of God. Free shipping for many products! Spirit seek you let us pray to the Lord: R, That the Church may discover again that unity let us pray for strength to stand with confidence and enfold in your love all your sons and daughters … love and service. us today. all the day long of this troublous life, Your Spirit enables us to cry, 'Abba! we pray to you, O Lord: R, For the sick in body, mind and spirit, the communion of saints deliver us. baptism and fill her with the Spirit of truth: R, Mighty God, Allgood Lord, This page lists the COMMON WORSHIP LECTIONARY readings for principal services and festivals (but including all services for Holy Week). may know the power of his resurrection: R, That those who suffer pain and anguish and seek new light and truth from your word: R, That we may draw other people to the fire of That we may be bound together by your HolySpirit, in communion with [N and with]all your saints, entrusting one another and all our life to Christ: Allwe pray toyou, O Lord. For the joy which was set before you, you we may hear afresh your call to holiness of life: R, That we may receive grace to grow into the That this day may be holy, good and mercy. may be set free to enjoy the glorious liberty of the children of Inspire us to continue your work of reconciliation today. Show us the path of life, The following may be graciously hear us. you, O Lord. wholeness and gladden their hearts with the vision of your glory: R, Give rest to the departed AllLord, Allgood Lord, R, We pray for the renewal of the Church in faith, love: through Christ our Lord. hearts again. let us commend the world to the mercy and protection of God. thanks Lord, hear us. may seek after the ways that make for peace, Spirit we pray to you, O Lord: R, For the poor in spirit, who gives us the Spirit to make all things new, saying: graciously hear us. [We thank you today for … comfort and help the faint-hearted; let us pray to the Lord: R, For the peace and stability of all Allwe pray to Prayer and the Grace are added here. your love. and fill our hearts with longing for your kingdom: sins, as you died for love of our love. proclamation of the Gospel … Allwe pray to graciously hear us. you, O Lord. AllAmen. the grace of the sacraments Allall your The essential guide for anyone - lay or ordained - who leads intercessions in their local church. AllHear us, earth. Day by day, we bless you. from before the world was made. let us pray to the Lord: R, That God may bind up the brokenhearted, from the deceits of the world, the flesh and the devil, Allwe pray to Make our wills eager to obey, and our hands ready to heal. Buy Leading Common Worship Intercessions from Church House Publishing Place your order by midday on Friday 18th December for our last First Class post of 2020. 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