Intercessions 18-12-12

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Let us pray for those who seek the good things in life …
Lord, we pray for those who work long hours to provide for themselves and their families
for those who have a lovely house and a good standard of living but yet are still dissatisfied…
Bread of life we pray for those who are materially rich yet spiritually poor
We ask that our need for you and for one another should not be forgotten in our pursuit of the things we want

Lord in your mercy hear our prayer

Lord, we lift to you those who find life dull and grey
for those for whom one day is pretty much like another
We lift to you those who turn to drink and drugs for colour and excitement…
Bread of life we pray for those trying to escape from the emptiness and pain of existence
we ask that we may find meaning, challenge and joy in our love for you and for one another

Lord in your mercy hear our prayer

Lord, we pray for those who would like to know the peace joy and love that only you can give
we pray for those for whom life gets in the way – for those who are too busy to spend time with you…
Bread of life we pray for those who long for faith but are afraid to commit themselves to you
We ask that our lives may be driven by a deep hunger for you and that we may feed on you in our hearts by faith both now and forever
Bread of life, we thank you that not even death can separate us from your love. We pray for all who mourn, that they may feel your sustaining care for them…

Lord in your mercy hear our prayer

Lord we pray for ourselves, for all that we will do this week, and for all those we will meet.
Lord we give this week into your hands. Be with us in all that we will do, challenge us and may we know and experience you truly as the bread of life

Merciful Father
Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Amen

(Adapted from 'Intercessions' by Christine Odell)