Intercessions – Epiphany 3 Year B 2021

God who calls us anew each day,

we pray that, as a church, 

you will  give us ears to hear

and hearts to respond in love and trust.

Give us grace to work together

in response to your love.

Forgive our divisions

and help us to follow only you,

our God and Saviour.


God of creation

the world you created

speaks to us in distress.

Forgive our persistent inability to listen.

Give us grace to repent

of our destructive habits

and the will to live differently

for the good of all.


Your son, Jesus brought healing and love

wherever he travelled.

During this time of pandemic,

we pray for staff at Blackburn hospital:

doctors, nurses, chaplains, cleaners, porters, administrators.

We thank you for the work they do

at great personal cost.

We pray that there will soon be time 

for respite and rest,

healing and comfort.


We pray for those who are sick

and those who are dying.

Into this place of distress

breathe your healing, we pray.

In these dark days

speak your words of comfort and hope

and give us grace to hear.


Heavenly Father,

you call us always anew.

Help us never to be deaf to your voice.

Give each the courage to know the task

to which you appoint us

Make us willing workers

in your kingdom.

Give us glad hearts 

and willing hands.


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