8.09pm on Thursday 19 September 2019

Intercessions

A selection of prayers, connecting faith to daily work and life. Thes have been written by John Pattison, a Reader and After Sunday Supporter


Carpenter’s Son,

Craft in us the skills of hand and mind,

To express your love in word and action.

Through fabric and being, in business and calm

Your will shines forth as the bright morning star,

Till labour ceases and our work is done, offered to your praise and glory.

 

 

Father of time and energy,

Graft in us the spirit of connection.

Your human face in the encounter,

Your saving grace in the meeting,

Your love flowing ever onward

Through days of grace.

The gifts invested in us, offered

To your praise and glory.

 

 

Father,

Your Son Jesus Christ rooted in earthly living,

The toil of creativity, the energy of interaction.

The hand of movement, the eyes of seeing,

The ears of discerning, the mind of resolving,

The labours of the day, the rest in the night

Offered to your praise and glory.

 

 

The movement of crankshaft, cog and wheel,

The turning circle of the labours of life

Energy and weariness, intellect and mind

Working in creation’s harmony in heaven

Upon the earth.

Bless our endeavours, contentment

In sweat and toil,

To the unending glory of life in union with the cross.

The fruits of labour’s love.

 

 

Someone’s sighing Lord,

Someone’s crying Lord.

As the new day dawns, no labour, no value,

no worth, rests on the heart of the unwanted.

Give value to their seeking Lord,

Uplifted spirits in the heart of uncertainty

As to what the future holds.

Turn the ashes of hopelessness

In the fire of your love,

Till the sighing and the crying are no more,

And the mantle of praise shines forth

From the embers of brokenness.

 

 

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Carpenter’s Son,

Craft in us the skills of hand and mind,

To express your love in word and action.

Through fabric and being, in business and calm

Your will shines forth as the bright morning star,

Till labour ceases and our work is done, offered to your praise and glory.

 

 

 

 

Father of time and energy,

Graft in us the spirit of connection.

Your human face in the encounter,

Your saving grace in the meeting,

Your love flowing ever onward

Through days of grace.

The gifts invested in us, offered

To your praise and glory.

 

 

 

Father,

Your Son Jesus Christ rooted in earthly living,

The toil of creativity, the energy of interaction.

The hand of movement, the eyes of seeing,

The ears of discerning, the mind of resolving,

The labours of the day, the rest in the night

Offered to your praise and glory.

 

 

The movement of crankshaft, cog and wheel,

The turning circle of the labours of life

Energy and weariness, intellect and mind

Working in creation’s harmony in heaven

Upon the earth.

Bless our endeavours, contentment

In sweat and toil,

To the unending glory of life in union with the cross.

The fruits of labour’s love.

 

 

Someone’s sighing Lord,

Someone’s crying Lord.

As the new day dawns, no labour, no value,

no worth, rests on the heart of the unwanted.

Give value to their seeking Lord,

Uplifted spirits in the heart of uncertainty

As to what the future holds.

Turn the ashes of hopelessness

In the fire of your love,

Till the sighing and the crying are no more,

And the mantle of praise shines forth

From the embers of brokenness.

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