Intercessions for Christ the King

INTERCESSIONS FOR THE CHRIST THE KING (A)

World youth day

PRIEST: As we come to this Eucharist, may weaccept Jesus as our Shepherd King. May we always find rest and comfort in the love and compassion of our God.

READER: Let us pray for all young people. May this be a time of inspiration and strength to renew their faith and vocations in marriage, as single, religious, priests, and all who help build the reign of God on Earth. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.

Let us pray for those oppressed by depression, illness and infirmity. May the health services and carers truly put their patients welfare before the cost. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.

Let us pray for all who are sick and for all who are in hospital. May we never neglect our responsibility to those in need. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.

Let us pray for Missionaries, especially those living and working in difficult and dangerous situations. May Christ the King strengthen and encourage them in proclaiming God’s love and compassion. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.

Let us pray for all people of violence and conflict. May they come to realise their true hope and freedom is in following Christ. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.

Let us pray for the world’s leaders and diplomats that all nations may work together for justice and build a world of peace and hope for future generations. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.

Let us pray for those who have recently died… and for all our dead… and for all who mourn that they may be comforted. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.

In the silence of our hearts, let us pray for our own families and friends.

Let us ask Mary the Mother of the Lord to pray with us. Hail Mary …

PRIEST: God, our heavenly Father, we give thanks and praise and glorify you for the gift of Christ our King.

May the reign of God be a reality in our lives

we ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.