Church of England Diocese of Hereford Ludford

Intercessions

People and topics mentioned in the intercessions during our Sunday services, which you are asked to remember in your own prayers.

GIVE THANKS

For all NHS and care staff working on the Covid-19 crisis, for scientists seeking a vaccine against it, and for everyone doing things beyond the normal call of duty to help those caught up in the crisis.

For the many people in the recent Birthday Honours List who have been recognised for extraordinary voluntary work during the crisis.

For the beauties of Autumn all around us.

PLEASE PRAY FOR:

OUR COMMUNITY

Those in our community working to serve the public through the corona virus crisis.  Medical and other emergency services; those maintaining supplies of key utilities; those producing our food and other essential supplies.  All those who are selling the essential supplies, particularly our many independent shopkeepers and market stall holders whose small businesses will struggle to survive the crisis financially, and without whom our wonderful market town will lose most of its character.   Also all those who are volunteering to help those more vulnerable than themselves. 

WORLD AFFAIRS

The people of all the nations affected by the corona virus; the health workers dealing with the victims of it; the scientists working on vaccines, all those seeking effective ways to contain and control the outbreak, the medical and military personnel who are doing the vital testing and preparing emergency facilities. 

Peoples and places affected by climate change, such as: the Solomon Islands where coastal communities are being lost to the rising sea level; inhabitants of ski resorts who are losing their livelihoods through lack of snow; the Inuit who are losing their traditional lands as the Arctic ice retreats and their way of life as the species they depend on go with it.  

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

HM Government as it strives to find the best way of limiting the spread of Covid-19, and managing its impact on the national economy; may they have the wisdom to make the right decisions, and the principles to put public welfare above economic or electoral gain.  The entire NHS, working to cope with those affected by the virus.  Organisations that are helping in the crisis by manufacturing vital equipment, lending vehicles and personnel, donating their products, and in many other ways.  Members of the Armed Forces working alongside the emergency services.  Everyone struggling to cope with the restrictions that have been imposed.  Those who daily live in fear for the safety of themselves and their loved ones, and the many suffering financial hardship from the lockdown and continuing restrictions.

HM the Queen and the Royal Family as they continue to support so many communities and causes for the public good.  

The government and diplomatic service as they tackle post-Brexit negotiations.

IN OUR DIOCESE

The consultation about future arrangements for the Bishopric of Ludlow and the Northern Archdeaconry, and the decisions that will eventually be made.  

Those working to keep our Church community functioning during the lockdown.

Bishop Richard Jackson, having to cope with the virus crisis ever since his enthronement as the new Bishop of Hereford. 

THOSE IN NEED OF HEALING

Connected to our parish: Margaret Jones, Brian Woodall.

In our Benefice: Daniel Money, Margaret Small, Colin Hogg, Kay Cotter, David, John, Jill.

THOSE WITH OTHER NEEDS

Over 50 people who have taken Prayer Squares from St. Giles.  

People juggling work and caring commitments, who often have little or no time or resources left for their own leisure. 

THOSE WHO HAVE DIED AND THOSE WHO MOURN THEM

Locally: Richard Geuter, Roger Farmer, Patricia Lee, Mary Vashon-Blount, Christine Parry