Thanksgiving and intercession prayer 11 October 2020

Lord God

we praise and thank you for all you are

Love, infinite, unconditional love

longing to draw us closer to you

that we may reflect your love into the parts of the world we inhabit

when at the shops and the butchers

when walking the dog or out for a cycle

when interacting with the postie and delivery driver

when compassionately keeping our distance from one another, in other to keep each other safe

when on the phone

when online

remind us that, in all things, we are Christians

Loving Christ

we thank you for your feeding of our souls this day

and the faith we have in you

we thank you for clothing us as your people

may that clothing be compassion and grace

a filling of the spirit

that we may serve

in seeking the lost

the lonely

the desolate

and be the Christian witness you need us to be

in our world


Lord Jesus Christ

nourish our faith

that, in love, we can be your body

serving and loving

always, even when faced with hate or anger


Nourishing One

May your world know the love you offer

in every place

at every time

from the highest office in the land

to the smallest flat in a housing scheme

that all may find a blessing at your banquet table


And, as we pray we quietly offer our prayers for the people, places and situation which are on our hearts this day


Lord Jesus Christ

accept all these prayers, spoken and unspoken, offered in faith and trust