Intercessions for Candlemas – Presentation of Christ in the Temple Years A B & C

This material was first published by Redemptorist Publications
and is included here with their permission. 

Loving God, in Jesus you know what it is to be human and you understand the concerns and needs we all carry for ourselves and for others.   Hear us as we pray to you now for help, healing and guidance in your church and in the world.

Let us pray for all the people of God’s church that through her ministry God’s salvation in Jesus Christ may be revealed to all peoples, setting free all those held in slavery by the fear of death.

Let us pray for the needs of this world:
for those whose lives are threatened by violence of war or terrorism;
for those oppressed by cruelty and injustice;
for those deprived of food and water by greed and indifference to their suffering.

Let us pray for our own communities:
for families whose relationships are being tested and strained;
for families suffering financial hardship;
for families struggling with ill health and bereavement.

Let us pray for the people we know who need God’s healing touch today that they may know his presence alongside them and his strength supporting them.

Loving God we thank you that with compassion and mercy you hear our prayers and reach out to touch the lives of those for whom we pray.  Let your light shine through our lives revealing more and more of your love to the world around us.  We ask this in the name of the one who became like us and revealed to us your glory, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.