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Intercessions for Remembrance Sunday 8th November 2020 | Barn Church Kew

On this Remembrance Sunday, we bring before the God of peace our prayers for the world, the church and all his people.
Merciful God, we pray for peace in our hearts,
In our nations and our world.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Dear Lord, today we remember especially the victims of the two world wars and the sacrifice of so many for so many.   We remember those who came home with terrible injuries, both physical and psychological and those whose loved ones never returned.  We remember all those have died in the many wars since 1945 and the innocent people caught up in conflicts.  We give thanks and pray for the Royal British Legion, Combat Stress, Help for Heroes and all organisations which give their time and skill to care for and restore those faced with a lifetime of disability or post traumatic stress disorder.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, we pray for the leaders of the nations at this time, and for a spirit of reconciliation.  Give strength and courage to those who bear heavy responsibilities for the peace of the world.  Give them wisdom to cooperate in the response to Covid 19 affecting so many throughout the world and to coordinate the search for treatment and a vaccine.

We pray also for your Church here and throughout the world.   May Christians work to break down the barriers which divide people. May those who profess one faith respect those who sincerely hold another faith and build a community where there is harmony and mutual understanding.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Merciful God, we pray for all who face difficulties in their lives – problems in their families, in their friendships, in their neighbourhoods or in their workplace.  Let us be prepared to give help and support to others around us.

We pray for all who work in our caring professions and thank you for their dedicated service.  We ask that you hold in your loving arms all who are suffering through ill health, chronic painful conditions or facing anxious waits for diagnosis or treatment.

We pray especially for:  Grace Hay, Alan Hay, John Lynch, Roger Mason and anyone known to us.

Lord, in  your mercy, hear our prayer.

On this day of remembrance our hearts and prayers go out to all who mourn the loss of a loved one.  Almighty and eternal God, from whose love we cannot be separated, bring comfort to the bereaved and hear our prayers for all whom we have loved and lost and bring them to rest in the light and peace of Christ.

We pray especially for Peter Fiddick, Rupert Webster and all whose anniversary falls at this time.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Dear Lord, we pray for ourselves.  Free us from fear and anxiety and let us remember the words of Jesus from John’s Gospel:

“Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid”.

Were we in church today we would hear this Post Communion prayer:

“God of peace,

whose Son Jesus Christ proclaimed the kingdom and restored the broken to wholeness of life, look with compassion on the anguish of the world, and by your healing power make whole both people and nations, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.”

Merciful father, accept these prayers for the sake of your son our saviour Jesus Christ.

Amen

The Dean of Southwark, The Very Revd Andrew Nunn,  has written a prayer for the    second lockdown which you might wish to use as you pray during this time.

          A prayer for the Second Lockdown

          Lord Jesus,

          who entered the locked room

          and made yourself known to your friends;

          be with us in this lockdown

          that we may be aware of your presence

          and know your blessing upon us.

          Amen.