Intercessory Prayer

The Intercessory Prayer for 9 August 2020

Brother Lloyd Trusty offers the Intercessory Prayer for 9 August 2020.

Brothers, Sisters and Friends, we are hoping that you are well. Our intercessory prayer for this week is led by our own Brother Lloyd Trusty.

Let us pray:

Heavenly Father, we call upon Your name because it is through Your power that we were created. We thank You for every breath we take, every morning we are awake, and every moment of every hour. Thank You for Your goodness, Your unconditional love, grace and mercy. Lord, thank You for keeping and sustaining us through life’s journey.

Lord, we ask that You forgive us of all our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Create in us clean hearts and renew the right spirits within us. We ask that You uproot from within us every work and thought that conflict with Your will and way. Lord, we thank You for Your sacrifice at the cross that allows us to reconcile with You, and set us free from the bondage of sin. Let the warmth of Your healing love pass through our bodies to make us new and healthy.

Lord, we thank You, in Jesus’ name.

National and Other Leaders

Dear God, we thank You for the men and women who serve our country in a leadership role whether in Government, the church, or the Private Sector. Please provide our leaders with reminders each day as to why they have decided to dedicate their lives to serving. We ask that You draw near to them and grant wisdom on how best to support each other in executing their duties. Bring strong, wise and spiritually mature people to surround them and help in their decision making.  Let their eyes be opened to what You are doing through Your church and believers across the country.

Lord, we lift up to You the leaders of churches (especially those from our congregation), church associations and related institutions (especially MCA, JTS and Kendal Camp). Father, we ask that You grant them true wisdom, insight, knowledge, revelations, understanding and obedience to think and act according to Your purpose, will and desire for us as churches and as a country.

Lord, we call by name, The Honourable Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness, Minister of Health Christopher Tufton, Minister of Finance Nigel Clarke, health workers and support staff, Minister of Education, Karl Samuda, Leader of the Opposition Peter Philips, and their families; Jamaica Defence Force and Jamaica Constabulary Force personnel and Security Guards, all other leaders of government and their support staff.

Minister of National Security, Horace Chang and his team, as they fight the good fight to overcome the challenges, we face each day. Lord, we put to You and ask for Your blessings on the Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck. We also remember the judges in our congregation, Paula Blake Powell and Grace Henry McKenzie

Lord, we thank You for hearing us, in Jesus’ name

Our young People

Lord, we beseech You to guide and protect our young people from the dangers that are ever present in our world today. We have seen an escalation in criminal acts such as abuse, crime and violence being perpetrated against them. This has escalated since the start of the stay at home order being issued. Give them the courage and strength to make the right decisions. Release them from the spirit of fear, and manifest Your favour in their lives. Father, deliver them from all oppressions of the devil.

Lord, we thank You for hearing us, in Jesus’ name.

Business Owners

Lord, we ask that You grant provisions and insight to business owners in Jamaica and the world. Lord remember especially: Ewan and Maxine Oliver; Lanna and Desmond Bennett; Warrick Bogle; Carol and Leroy Blake; Marcia Leair; Robert and Beveline Smith; Paulette Dixon; Kemorine and Karl Henry; Ava Comrie; Catherine Barkley and husband; Cornel Richards and family; Everton Lewis; Pauline and Mark Garvey; Maxine and Benedict Ranger; Melva Knight; Nicole Fender; Sharon Baldie; Karl Jones; and others.

Lord, we thank You for hearing us, in Jesus’ name.

Frontline Workers

We lift up especially those frontline workers connected with our church: Medical Doctors: Asana Anderson Wilks and Rohan Wilks, Kahlete Falloon, Tina Kong, Vernon Jones, Leighton Logan; Dentists: doing emergency cases; Jhenell Black, Dania Jones, Eleanor Reynolds; Pharmacists: Sandra Bucknor-Jones, Viveen Watson; other doctors and nurses from GMC or in connection with members and adherents of GMC who are working on the frontline (for example Dr. Richard Reynolds) and their families. Lord, we ask for Your protection of them. Give them renewed strength, and let Your peace permeate their hearts and minds.

Lord, we thank You for hearing us, in Jesus’ name.


Lord, we present to You those who are mourning and ask that You comfort their broken hearts: Brother Andrew Getton who lost his mother (buried); and Sister Arlene Tomlinson who lost a brother (lived in the U.S.A, buried); Sister Melva Knight who lost an aunt; and Brother Orville Beckford and Sister Ann Beckford who lost a Sister and Sister-in-law respectively (buried);  Sister Charmaine Newsome and brother Lloyd Trusty who lost an aunt (buried); and Sister Darlene Jones who lost her mother (thanksgiving service scheduled for August 15, 2020).

Lord, we thank You for hearing us, in Jesus’ name.

Sick and Shut-Ins

Lord, we now mention those persons on our usual sick and shut-in list as well as our families who are ill. Sisters Iris Lawrence, Jennifer Nicholson, Virginia Muir, Claris Johnson (mother of Jehan Johnson), Marville (Cherry) Murray (Sister Iris Lawrence’s daughter), Janet Chen-Young, Joyce Bailey, Lucille Alexander, Jhada Graham, Ethlyn Atkins, Cherrie Lee, Brother George Gabbidon, and Andrew Robinson (Sister Claire Robinson’s son), Brother Danville Japp’s father, Mr. Isaiah Japp.

Isaiah 41:10 States: do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you: I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Lord, God, Your word promises us that You will grant strength. We also know that You are never unable to handle trials. Lord, let Your healing power transform their circumstances.

Lord, we thank You for hearing us, in Jesus’ name.

Crime and Violence

Lord, Jesus, we have been experiencing an escalation of criminal activities in our country. These include murders, robberies, and corruption, and this has been affecting all the parishes throughout Jamaica. Despite the States of Emergencies implemented, we have not seen any significant reduction in any of those activities. Some of the crimes we have been witnessing could be attributed to the closing of businesses due to Covid-19, which has left thousands of persons without a sustainable income.

Lord, in recent times, the criminals have become even more brazen and the crimes they have been committing are so vicious. This has resulted in several business owners being robbed and killed. They have also shown scant regarded for the security forces and this has resulted in numerous confrontations among them. Lord, members of the security forces and the gunmen have been killed or injured. O God, provide comfort for the families.

Lord, Jesus, we call upon Your divine intervention so that these criminals can be apprehended.  Grant business operators the confidence to carry out their business without fear of being robbed or killed.  O God, protect them. Therefore Lord, we ask that You transform the lives of those persons who have been carrying out wrongful acts. Turn their hearts to You, and let them use their energy to win souls for the kingdom instead of committing wrongs. 

Lord, we thank You for hearing us, in Jesus’ name.

Reopening of Churches

Heavenly Father, we are truly grateful for the lifting of restrictions placed on the country thus preventing us from physically meeting as a body to worship. Some of us are privileged to have been able to meet via Zoom. We are grateful but recognize that it’s not the same as worshipping in a physical space with our brothers and sisters. With the reopening, we still have to adhere to protocols but just the thought of being able to meet in the sanctuary with fellow believers is a great feeling.

Lord, as was said in Psalm 46:10 (NIV) “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth”. Lord, we have seen You being exalted through the messages that we have received. Lord, Jesus, we ask for Your continued blessing on Your servants who have been delivering these messages. We ask that You keep them safe during this Covid-19 pandemic period.

Lord, we thank You for hearing us, in Jesus’ name.


Lord, our heart’s desire is to live together in harmony and unity with our family members. Unfortunately, this does not happen in all instances as disagreement has led to death in some cases. So bind us together Lord with chords that cannot be broken. Teach us to live together and forgive others of their mistakes.

Lord, we thank You for hearing us, in Jesus’ name.

General Mental State of Persons

Heavenly Father, the last five months have been very stressful for us as we all had to make some drastic changes in our lifestyles. Many persons were not able to leave home because of the restrictions that have been enforced. But thank God we were still able to liaise with each other via the telephone and this has reduced the stress levels that we encountered. So help those of us who are emotionally disturbed. Grant us Your peace, O God, we ask.

Father, God, You are our creator and healer and we ask that You continue to bless Your children. Keep us out of harm’s way as we grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic. No one knows when a vaccine will be created, or when this pandemic will leave us, so Lord in the interim, we ask for Your blessings on all of Your people. Keep us safe as we comply with the regulations being enforced.

Lord, we thank You for hearing us, in Jesus’ name.


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