Prayers for the people

17 August 2014

Prayer of Intercession
Sunday, 17 August, 2014
Ramon Bultron


O God, in you we live and move and have our being. You have blessed us with the gift of life and a world to live in. In you we are blessed and we offer praise and thanks. Empower and strengthen the witness of your Church throughout the world, that true to its calling it may embody your radical and boundless love.

You are the Source of our life, O God. You have adopted us in the waters of baptism and made us your own in love. May we embrace our lives and the lives of others with courage and compassion, unafraid of joy and pain, sickness and health. May your care be made known in our care.

We continue to pray for your People and Children of the world especially those who are suffering from the hardship of life. Those who carry with them the burden of poverty, unemployment, environmental degradation, natural disasters among others, and in particular, we pray for the people of the Pacific Islands. May your glory shine upon them so they will survive amidst the hardship in life.

Likewise, we pray for those who suffered and continue to suffer the deadly effects of the Ebola Virus especially in West Africa and the surrounding countries. In particular, we pray for the people of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who are most affected by the virus. May your glorious hand touches the victims through the Holy Spirit so they will be healed and a solution to eradicate the killer virus will be soon realized.

We pray for all the migrant workers who are suffering from abuses and exploitations. In particular, we pray for the migrants and refugees affected by the current conflicts in different countries the Middle East in particular those who were forced to flee their homes in Gaza due to the Israeli military bombings, the civil wars in Libya, Syria and Iraq. Likewise, we pray to those affected by the conflicts at the borders of Ukraine. May they soon see the light of peace and genuine justice.

O God, millions of people are affected by these conflicts, we hope and pray that your Glory reins upon them and may the holy spirit come upon the leaders of these countries so that peace and justice will prevail.

We pray that the people of Gaza, Syria, Iraq and Libya will remain strong and believers of your Glory, so that they can continue to have the courage to rebuild their shattered life.

We also pray for the Philippines, Hong Kong and other countries facing the challenges of democracy, accountability and integrity of government officials. May the Holy Spirit shine upon them and may they remain to be a living witness to God’s glory.

May those who govern the nations of the world use their authority with wisdom, kindness and peacefulness. Awaken in them a thirst for justice that embodies your care for this earth and for the human community. Rescue those who suffer poverty, injustice or oppression when they cry out. Open the ears of our hearts to hear and quicken in us the fire to respond in love. Grant comfort, healing and release to those who suffer illness, distress or grief. Awaken in us boundless compassion, and use us as agents of loving kindness.

In particular, we also pray for Helen Tan, Bishop and Mrs. Samuel, Amore and A’ Bong and Saimon. May your glory rest upon them so they will be healed and continue the strength to praise you and glorify you.

In the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle, we pray for the people and Churches of the Pacific Islands: Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Western Samoa and the French Overseas Territories of New Caledonia (Kanaky) and French Polynesia (Tahiti).

We give thanks for the lives of all who have died. Keep us in the bonds of love with all the saints throughout the ages. In your love and compassion, hear the prayers of your people. Enliven us, by your Spirit, to live into the fullness of your reign. We pray through Jesus, our life and our hope.


As a community of believers and as Jesus teaches us, let us all together recite the Lord’s Prayer.

We can say it in our own languages.