“If one member suffers, all suffer together;
if one member is honoured, all rejoice together.”
1 Corinthians 12:26
At its heart, intercession is asking prayers of God, for a person, a place, or a particular situation. Although often for others, intercession can include praying for one’s own needs too.
At St Mary's and St Matthew's, we have many different ways of offering such prayer to God. Each day, at the Mass and at Evening Prayer, we offer ‘the Prayers of the People’, where we also offer the prayer requests we receive. There are two other ways that we pray specific intercessions; they are our Sunday Parish Prayer List and our weekly corporate recitation of the Rosary.