« Prev Intercession Next »

INTERCESSION

Let us pray God,
for the whole creation;
for the supply of seasons,
healthy, fruitful, peaceful;
for the whole race of mankind;
for those who are not Christians;
for the conversion of Atheists,
the ungodly;
Gentiles, Turks, and Jews;
for all Christians;
57for restoration of all
who languish in errors and sins;
for confirmation of all
who have been granted truth and
grace;
for succour and comfort of all
who are dispirited, infirm, distressed,
unsettled,
men and women;
for thankfulness and sobriety in all
who are hearty, healthy, prosperous,
quiet,
men and women;

For the Catholic Church,
its establishment and increase;

for the Eastern,
its deliverance and union;

for the Western,
its adjustment and peace;

for the British,
the supply of what is wanting in it,
the strengthening of what remains in it;
for the episcopate, presbytery, Christian people

for the states of the inhabited world;

58

for Christian states,
far off, near at hand;
for our own;
for all in rule;
for our divinely‑guarded king,
the queen and the prince;
for those who have place in the court;
for parliament and judicature,
army and police,
commons and their leaders,
farmers, graziers, fishers, merchants,
traders, and mechanics,
down to mean workmen, and the poor,
for the rising generation;
for the good nurture of all the royal
family,
of the young ones of the nobility;
for all in universities, in inns of court,
in schools in town or country,
in apprenticeships;
for those who have a claim on me from
relationship,
for brothers and sisters,
that God’s blessing may be on them,
and on their children;
or from benefits conferred,
59that Thy recompence may be on all
who have benefited me,
who have ministered to me in carnal
things;
or from trust placed in me,
for all whom I have educated,
all whom I have ordained:
for my college, my parish,
Southwell, St. Paul’s, Westminster,
Dioceses of Chichester, Ely, and my
present;
clergy, people, helps, governments,
the deanery in the chapel royal;
the almonry,
the colleges committed to me;88As Visitor.
or from natural kindness,
for all who love me,
though I know them not;
or from Christian love;
for those who hate me without cause,
some too, even on account of truth and
righteousness;
or from neighbourhood,
for all who dwell near me
peaceably and harmlessly;
60or from promise,
for all whom I have promised to
remember in my prayers;
or from mutual offices,
for all who remember me in their prayers,
and ask of me the same;
or from stress of engagements,
for all who on sufficient reasons fail to
call upon Thee;
for all who have no intercessor
in their own behalf;
for all who at present are in agony
of extreme necessity or deep affliction;
for all who are attempting any good work
which will bring glory to the Name of God
or some great good to the Church;
for all who act nobly
either towards things sacred
or towards the poor:
for all who have ever been offended by me
either in word or in deed.
God have mercy on me and bless me;
God shew the light of His countenance
upon me and pity me.
God bless me, even our God,
God bless me and receive my prayer;
61O direct my life towards Thy
commandments,
hallow my soul,
purify my body,
correct my thoughts,
cleanse my desires,
soul and body, mind and spirit,
heart and reins.
Renew me thoroughly, O God,
for, if Thou wilt, Thou canst.


« Prev Intercession Next »
Please login or register to save highlights and make annotations
Corrections disabled for this book
Proofing disabled for this book
Printer-friendly version





Advertisements



| Define | Popups: Login | Register | Prev Next | Help |