Thanksgiving and intercession prayer 1 May 2022

Lord Jesus Christ

what a blessing it is to know you

as our risen Saviour

that time and space do not limit you

and you are present with us

all the days of our lives

even before we knew you

we thank you for the example of Ananias

who listened to your voice

even when the risk was high

we thank you for Saul

who you knew

even before he knew you

and used him

to your glory

help us to listen to your calling

that we may be used to your glory

Glorious King

the world around us is such a blessing

clean, fresh air

new leaves bursting forth

even rape fields

bring wondrous splashes of yellow across the landscape

we bless and praise you for all that is around us

and for all who work the land

foresters and farmers

crofters and gardeners

Nurturing One

we praise you for all who have nurtured us in our faith

and for those who take the gospel into the places which need your nurturing

schools and prisons

hospitals and oil rigs

the military and the factory

today, we especially recall the work of Workplace Chaplaincy Scotland

who support people shops and fire stations

local authority employees and posties

may they be a blessing

and may their words and actions

their presence with people

reveal whose they are and whom they serve

Jesus Christ

Christ our Lord

in a few moments of quiet, we continue our prayers

bringing those people, places and situations which are on our hearts and minds today


Lord Jesus Christ

we know and trust you receive all these prayers

spoken and without words

offered through your glorious name