Intercessions - 27-01-2013

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Father, we thank you this morning for those who have helped us in our journey with you, for those who have helped us to understand more about the Christian faith.

Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer

Father, we know that the Church can only thrive for one generation unless people go on doing what was done for us - sharing their faith in action and explanation.

Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer

Father, we recognise our own reluctance in sharing our faith:  the fear of embarrassment, of seeming to be manipulative, of losing the trust of friends. Give us instead, hearts full of love, and lives centred on Jesus, so that our words and actions are consistently Christian. So, we pray, that we may find ourselves naturally talking of Christian things, or of talking of other things in a Christian way.

Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer

Father, we pray that this week we shall not be ashamed of following you and of being known as a Christian.

We pray that this week we shall be glad to know you as Lord:

Give us we pray the dignity that was in Christ Jesus as he spoke of his Father’s love.

Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer

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

Written by Intercessor Mark Osborne