“Jesus, help us to follow you” – intercessions for an All Age service

In these prayers, the response Jesus, help us to follow you is accompanied with actions. We use Makaton signing, but you could use any simple gestures. Teach the response and the actions before you begin the prayers. 

Jesus said: “I pray that they will all be one.”

Help us and your whole church to work together to bring the good news of God’s kingdom to all people.

Jesus, help us to follow you.

Jesus said: “My peace I give to you.”

Help us to work for peace in our communities and the wider world. Guide the leaders of the nations to work for peace and for the good of all people.

Jesus, help us to follow you.

Jesus said: “Where two or three are gathered together, I am there.”

Help us to be active members of the communities to which we belong, and to look for opportunities to work together to serve others.

Jesus, help us to follow you.

Jesus said: “Whatever you did for the least of these, you did for me.”

Help us to comfort and care for those who are sick, distressed or in any kind of need.

Jesus, help us to follow you.

Jesus said: “I have gone to prepare a place for you.”

Help us, as we remember the dead, to look to the day when we will share with them in the eternal joys of heaven.

Jesus, help us to follow you.

Jesus said: “Whatever you ask for in prayer, you will receive.”

Help us to pray continually for the needs of the world, and to have faith in the power and love of God.

Jesus, help us to follow you.

 We offer all these prayers in the name of Jesus and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

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