INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 27th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR
PRIEST: United in the faith we have proclaimed together, we now turn to the Lord with our needs and the needs of those who are close to us and for those who for whatever reason are separated from us.
READER: Let us pray for Christian men and women in every corner of the earth. In God’s infinite love we have each been called to produce the good fruit of our faith. Let us pray that, our harvest will be acceptable to the Lord. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.
Let us pray that our minds and hearts may be filled with all that is good, pure and noble and so become living examples of God’s love for us. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.
Let us pray for the exploited workers, those who are treated as commodities and deprived of freedom and justice. May we stand up for their rights. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.
In this month of October, we pray especially for the Mission of the Church. May we remember we are all called to be missionaries according to our own abilities. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.
We pray for all those who are working for understanding and tolerance in our multi-faith world. Help us take the lead in building bridges of friendship and understanding with other faiths in our neighbourhood. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.
We pray or all those suffering as a result of the armed conflicts around the world. May those responsible and those with the power and means have the will to make a just peace. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.
We remember all who are sick, those in hospital and those who are housebound. We remember especially the sick of our own parish and our families wherever they may be. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.
Let us pray for all who mourn that they may be comforted. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.
Let us ask Mary the Mother of the Lord to pray with us: Hail Mary…
Now let us pray for a few moments in silence for our own needs and intentions.
PRIEST: Almighty and ever-living God, your goodness and strength fills us more that we can understand. As we share in this Eucharist together may our worship be the fruit of our lives.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN