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Prayers of the people: Second Sunday of Lent (Year A) - 12 March 2017

 |  06 March 2017


Our journey through Lent is no solitary pilgrimage. We travel in company. We travel as church. We travel with each other as members of the community of faith. Alongside us are the elect preparing to join us in baptism at the Easter Vigil. Our companion beyond compare is always Jesus himself. Today he leads us up the mount of transfiguration. Here we glimpse his glory as God’s favoured one, the Beloved Son. Here we are bade to listen to him. In faith we follow him from this mount of revelation to the hill of Calvary – and the glory beyond.

Sample intercessions


Dear friends, encouraged by the sight of Christ’s glory on the mount of transfiguration, let us pray for his light to shine on the whole of creation.


1. We pray in thanksgiving for all whose love has shown us the face of God. May our faith in Jesus be a beacon of light for all who live in the shadow of fear and doubt. (Pause) Lord, hear us.

2. We pray for the women of Timor-Leste who flee domestic violence. May our support for Project Compassion enable local agencies to give them shelter and a fresh start in life. (Pause) Lord, hear us.

3. We pray for the famine stricken people of Somalia and Yemen. May they receive they humanitarian aid they so desperately need. (Pause) Lord, hear us.

4. We pray for Pope Francis and peace-makers of every kind. May they never tire in their efforts to bring violent conflicts to an end, especially in Iraq and Syria. (Pause) Lord, hear us.

5. We pray for all who are striving to Close the Gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. May they be encouraged by our full support. (Pause) Lord, hear us.

6. We pray for young people in underpaid and insecure jobs who struggle to find affordable housing. May the Australian community be willing to adopt policies that ease their difficulties. (Pause) Lord, hear us.

7. We pray for ourselves. May we resolve to listen to Jesus ever more intently and follow him ever more closely throughout this season of repentance and renewal. (Pause) Lord, hear us.

8. We pray for the recently deceased . . . and for those whose anniversary of death occurs around this time. May they see God face to face and live in glory forever. (Pause) Lord, hear us.


Loving God, you named Jesus your Beloved Son as he was baptised and when he was transfigured. In the waters of baptism we have become your daughters and sons. Keep us true to him, even on the way of the cross. We ask this through Christ our Lord.



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