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  Collects and Other Endings for Intercession
     
    For use by the president or those leading intercessions.
     
    1
    Heavenly Father,
    you have promised through your Son Jesus Christ,
    that when we meet in his name,
    and pray according to his mind,
    he will be among us and hear our prayer:
    in your love and mercy fulfil our desires,
    and give us your greatest gift,
    which is to know you, the only true God,
    and your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
All
  Amen.
     
    2          
    Be with us, Lord, in all our prayers,
    and direct our way toward the attainment of salvation,
    that among the changes and chances of this mortal life,
    we may always be defended by your gracious help;
    through Jesus Christ our Lord.
All
  Amen.
     
    3          
    Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom,
    you know our needs before we ask,
    and our ignorance in asking:
    have compassion on our weakness,
    and give us those things
    which for our unworthiness we dare not,
    and for our blindness we cannot ask,
    for the sake of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
All
  Amen.
     
    4          
    Almighty God,
    you have promised to hear the prayers
    of those who ask in your Son's name;
    we pray that what we have asked faithfully
    we may obtain effectually;
    through Jesus Christ our Lord.
All
  Amen.
     
    5          
    Almighty God,
    by your Holy Spirit you have made us one
    with your saints in heaven and on earth:
    grant that in our earthly pilgrimage
    we may ever be supported by this fellowship of love and prayer,
    and know ourselves surrounded by their witness
          to your power and mercy;
    through Jesus Christ our Lord.
All
  Amen.
     
    6          
    Bring us all to your heavenly city,
    to the joyful gathering of thousands of angels,
    to the assembly of your firstborn,
    to the spirits of the saints made perfect,
    to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant
    and to the sprinkled blood that promises peace.
    Merciful Father
All
  accept these prayers
    for the sake of your Son,
    our Saviour Jesus Christ.
    Amen.
     
    7          
    Hasten, Lord, the day when people will come
    from east and west,
    from north and south,
    and sit at table in your kingdom
    and we shall see your Son in his glory.
    Merciful Father …
     
    8          
    Almighty God,
    who hast given us grace at this time with one accord
    to make our common supplications unto thee;
    and dost promise
    that when two or three are gathered together in thy name
thou wilt grant their requests:
    fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants,
    as may be most expedient for them;
    granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth,
    and in the world to come life everlasting.
All
  Amen.
     
The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2000-2004
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