Intercessions for the Feast of Christ the King


Christ our true and humble King,

we pray for the kingdoms, republics and dictatorships of the world:

where there is violence, injustice, poverty and exclusion,

may your peaceable and just Kingdom come.

We pray for monarchs, politicians and heads of state,

that they will follow you in the ways of service and love.

We pray for political prisoners and prisoners of conscience,

like you, caught up in state violence;

once more we pray fo Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her family;

we pray that her release will come soon.


Christ our King,

we pray for your church,

that it will be a place of the kingdom,

marked by care, love and welcome for vulnerable people,

a place of welcome, inclusivity, joy and hope,

a place where people can grow in faith and in spirit.

We pray our Archdeacons and Bishops and Archbishops,

that their leadership will always carry the hallmarks of your own

in service, humility and care for the poorest and most vulnerable.


Christ our King

you knew weakness, pain and distress.

We pray for all who suffer today

in hospitals and hospices, imprisoned or at home:

in times of suffering, be our close companion,

heal our wounds and our sickness,

and give us comfort and strength.

We remember …. who are ill

and …. who have died.

We pray for all who mourn,

all who tend and care 

and all who grieve.


Christ our King,

we give thanks for the startling imagery of your kingdom;

for all that grows from tiny seeds,

for sheep and coins, lost and found,

for salt and light and yeast.

We give thanks 

that your Kingdom grows in humility and kindness,

in the work of peacemakers,

in the hearts of those who struggle,

in places where people find welcome and hope.

Make us people of your kingdom:

may your kingdom come,

on earth as in heaven. 

Amen

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