This week’s News from Liverpool Cathedral – a Place of Encounter
Catch up on the latest news from Liverpool Cathedral for Sunday, 13th March 2022
Welcome from Canon Neal
Welcome to Liverpool cathedral as we continue our journey through Lent. Today we hear Jesus’ ominous words predicting his future sufferings and death at the hands of the religious authorities and the occupying forces of his day. He knows that those who oppose his way of love will get their way when he is crucified. That doesn’t stop him weeping over Jerusalem and likening himself to a mother hen who wants the best for her chicks. Such is his love and compassion, even for those who intend him harm. As we see examples of goodness and love standing up to those who would seek to destroy it, let’s remember that death and despite were not the end.
So let us hold in our prayers all who are in that situation today, and especially the people of Ukraine whether under siege in their own country or as refugees in other countries.
Prayer for peace in Ukraine
Holy and Gracious God
We pray for the people of Ukraine and the people of Russia; for their countries and their leaders.
We pray for all those who are afraid; that your everlasting arms hold them in this time of great fear.
We pray for all those who have the power over life and death; that they will choose for all people life, and life in all its fullness.
We pray for those who choose war; that they will remember that you direct your people to turn our swords into ploughshares and seek for peace.
We pray for leaders on the world stage; that they are inspired by the wisdom and courage of Christ.
Above all, Lord, today we pray for peace for Ukraine.
And we ask this in the name of your blessed Son.
Lord have mercy.
Worship with us this week
Join us in person for 8:30am Morning Prayer and the 12:05 pm Eucharist on weekdays and Saturdays (Livestream at 8:30 on Sundays), and Evensong/Evening Prayer at 5:30pm on weekdays and 3pm on Saturdays. Click the following link and look below the main banner of our website beneath ‘Services’ for each day’s in-person service offerings and locations: www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/.
Prayer requests via our Prayer Wall
You can post prayer requests to us here .
If you would like somebody to be remembered in the Cathedral’s regular prayers please email Verger Keith James at: email@example.com The prayer list will begin anew every two months, so if you would like somebody to be prayed for by name over a longer period please remember to ask again.
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