Holy God maker of heaven and earth. Hear us. Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, Heal us. Holy Spirit Giver of Life, Help us. Holy and Blessed Trinity, Hear our prayers. We pray for those who hunger for food; those who hunger for clean water; those who hunger for a safe home; those who hunger for a peaceful life. Lord, hear us. We pray for those who are fearful for the future; those who are anxious for the present; for those whose past is a painful and a constant burden. Lord, hear us. We pray for those who lead, countries and communities; for those who lead industry and judiciary; for those who ensure our health service, fire brigade, police force, social work and education institutions are fit for purpose. Lord, hear us. We pray for those whose bodies ache; for those for whom age is taking its toll; for those whose minds are troubled. We give thanks for all those who care for the sick and vulnerable, grant them strength and patience. (You may wish to pause at this point to bring before God names of those you know in need of prayer.) Lord, hear us. We pray for the Church throughout the world; for all those who serve in congregations and the wider community; for those who doubt; for those for whom faith in you is new; for those who are persecuted for faithfully following you. Lord, hear us. We remember before God all those who we love but see no longer, praying that they may know the joys of heaven and we too may know those joys when this life ends. (You may wish to pause at this point to remember before God those you miss.) Lord, hear us. Let our fasting turn us to attend to the needs of others, and not our own hungers. Help us Good Lord. Let our charity be a sign of your generosity, not an occasion for pride. Help us Good Lord. Let our prayers make us witnesses to your grace and lead us to acts of justice. Help us Good Lord. Let our sufferings make us one with Christ, who suffered for our salvation. Help us Good Lord. Let our lives be consecrated to your will, as this Lent leads to Easter’s new life. Help us Good Lord. Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing that you have made and forgive the sins of all those who are penitent, create and make in us new and contrite hearts that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may receive from you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.