Parish      Intercessions
(for personal use)

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Our Father who are in heaven,

  hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come,

  thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

  as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

  but deliver us from evil.

Lord, hear our prayer.

And let our cry come to you.

Grant, Almighty God, that all who confess your Name may be united in your truth, live together in your love, and reveal your glory in the world.

We pray

For our guests each week; for the newest members of St. Mary's People; and for all those exploring the Episcopal Church.

For Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury; Michael, our Primate; and Jennifer, our Bishop.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of Canada.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The Church of St. Philip-in-the-Hills, Tucson.

For The Diocese of Navajoland.

Our Companion Diocese: Western Mexico.

Our Companion Parish: St. Mary's Church, Brooklyn, New York.

We pray

For St. Mary's People; our Rector, Wardens, and Vestry; and all others who minister in and through this Parish Church: especially the Congregation of Santa Maria and their Vicar, The Rev. Rosa Brown.

For our Priest Associate, The Rev. Canon Frank Clark.

For the members of The Society of Catholic Priests ANGLICAN and their parishes.

For monastics and their communities, especially

Br. Jeffrey and the Community of Solitude; Br. Lee and the Anglican Order of Preachers DOMINICAN; The Society of St. John the Evangelist, and The Oblates of the Servants of Christ.

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

Guide the people of this land, and of all the nations, in the ways of justice and peace; that we may honor one another and serve the common good.

We pray

For those suffering because of the invasion of Ukraine, and for the restoration of peace in all places of war and conflict around the world.

For Joseph our President, our Courts, and our Congress; Douglas our Governor, and all others in civil authority among us.

For this city and our local community; our leaders, people, and those who work or visit here.

For all who are working, with justice and compassion, to heal our unhappy divisions.

For the protection, encouragement, and guidance by the Holy Spirit of our Police, Firefighters, Paramedic Teams, and our Armed Forces.

We pray

For all those fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and the spread of Monkey Pox:

Doctors, nurses, and hospital support staff,

especially Chad and Demetrio;

those doing testing and contact tracing;

those researching treatment options and distributing vaccines.

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

We pray for our enemies, and, through Christ Jesus, for an end to our enmity.

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

Give us all a reverence for the earth as your own creation, that we may use its resources rightly in the service of others and to your honor and glory.

We pray

For the victims of wind, drought, fire, and flood in this country and around the world.

The people of Pakistan, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Maritime Canada, Cuba, Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas.

The Colorado River Basin, and the dire condition of the Lake Mead and Lake Powell reservoirs.

Erfel, Felicidad, and Earl, and their family and friends in the Philippines.

For all who are working to reduce environmental degradation, combat the global climate emergency, and remediate the effects of our exploitation of earth's resources.

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

Bless all whose lives are closely linked with ours, and grant that we may serve Christ in them, and love one another as he loves us.

We pray especially

For our families, our God-children, and our friends.

For those celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, or special times in their lives.

For the newly baptized.

For members of our congregation and their ministries amongst us and in the larger community.

For those discerning a call to ordained or religious (monastic) life, especially Br. Lee.

For our benefactors, whose legacies continue to bless and challenge future generations of St. Mary's People.

For those in our parish who make Christian financial stewardship an outward and visible sign of their allegiance to Christ and his kingdom.

For all our brothers and sisters who, week by week, support our common life and ministry in this place.

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

Comfort and heal all those who suffer in body, mind, or spirit; give them courage and hope in their troubles, and bring them the joy of your salvation.

We pray

For those who may be entering into treatment for serious illness; those who are in hospital, rehabilitation, or recovering from treatment, especially

Anthony, Elinor, Wil, Nicholas, Chuck, Bruce, Mary, Colleen, Gail, Barry, Samuel, Cole, Angie.

For all who seek healing and wholeness, especially

Anna May, John, Hugh, Joe, Phyllis, Pat, Cheak, Carol, Lynn, Linda, Eric, Carole, Lisa, Margaret, Rose, Mike, Bobby Jo, Arnold; and the members of our Recovery Groups.

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

We pray for all those commended to our intercessions.

Remembering especially

Betty, Michael,

Tom, Harrison, Bruce, Charlie.

All who are in financial distress, especially

The under-employed and the unemployed: 

Daniel, Zachary.

Those being evicted from their homes or businesses.

And all who are homeless and destitute.

We pray

For our absent sisters and brothers, and for those who are shut-in, especially

Virginia, Linda, and Elsie.

For all who are incarcerated, especially

Adrian and Yaovi.

We pray

For those who feel unloved and unlovely, and for those who have lost hope.

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

We pray for all who are facing the end of life.

For those who are in Hospice,:

Virginia.

And for those who mourn, especially:

Chris and the family and friends of Thomas Bouknight and of Sue Jennings.

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

We commend to our mercy all who have died, especially Thomas Lee Bouknight and  Sue Jennings, that your will for them may be fulfilled; and we pray that we may share with the glorious and ever-blessed Virgin Mary and all your saints in your eternal kingdom.

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

(For a parish church)

Almighty and everliving God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth, hear our prayers for this parish family. Strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent. Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Officiant concludes:

Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your apostles, "Peace I give to you, my own peace I leave with you." Regard not our sins but the faith of your Church, and give to us the peace and unity of that heavenly City, where with the Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, now and for ever. Amen.

Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

These intercessions are prayed publicly during Midday Prayer in the chapel of St. Mary's Church.