Prayers of Intercession • The first, A Prayer for All People, is a modification of the Prayer for All Sorts and Conditions of Men from The Book of Common Prayer, as found in A Prayer Book for Australia (1995), pp.15.
• The second, A Prayer for All People and Christ’s Church here on earth, is a comprehensive pattern allowing considerable input from the leader. It is based on that in An Australian Prayer Book (1978), pp.140ff, with some additional scope in the suggested prayer topics. It requires careful preparation.
• The third and fourth intercessions are also from An Australian Prayer Book (1978), pp.156-158. The third is in litany form, with versicles which the leader may add to or amplify, and a short unvaried congregational response, while the fourth is briefer and may be better used with the set wording for both leader and congregation.
• The fifth intercessory prayer, A Prayer for Our World, is the shortest form provided but is actually the most dense and most wide-ranging in its coverage.
1. A Prayer for all People
God of everlasting love, who provides all things,
we pray for all people:
make your way known to them,
your saving power among all nations.
We pray for the welfare of your church here on earth: