Intercessions for 28th Sunday

INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 28th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

Prisoners week

PRIEST: The kingdom of God is like the wedding feast, where all are invited. We may not feel ready or worthy, but let us respond with gratitude and so let us turn to the Lord with all our needs.

READER: We pray for the Church throughout the world that Christian communities may be seen as a place of welcome for people of every nation, ethnic origin and tradition.

Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for all those suffering from the violence, horrors of war and armed conflict. May we be inspired to speak out for the poor and oppressed. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for prisoners, those incarcerated legally or otherwise, may they be recognised as human and treated with compassion and mercy. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for the peoples facing the pandemic, and especially for those unable to get the medical help they need. May we find practical ways to come to their aid. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for all who are sick and for all who are in hospital, and those who care for them. May they be given the support and means they need and to be aware that the Lord is with them in their troubles. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

And for the recently dead, may they be granted the fullness of life in Christ.

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

In the silence of our hearts, let us pray for our own intentions.

PRIEST: Almighty and ever-living God, we give thanks for the invitation you give us to be your people, part of your Kindgom and for all the good gifts that you set before us. Help us to use wisely all your gifts and be ready share them ; we ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN.

Intercessions for 27th Sunday

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

INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 26th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 26th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

PRIEST: Our faith appears to be a contradiction of the wisdom of the world and yet is the basis of justice and right living. We ask the Lord to strengthen our faith today.

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 spread our faith with courage and justice. Let us pray that, we may be united in love and a common purpose. Lord in your Mercy, – Hear our Prayer.

Let us pray for missionaries and for the people they serve may their work and witness be fruitful. Lord in your Mercy, – Hear our Prayer.

We pray for all those who are working for understanding and tolerance in our multi-faith world. We pray especially that we, will take the lead in building bridges of friendship and understanding with other faiths. Lord in your Mercy, – Hear our Prayer.

We pray or all those suffering as a result of the violence and armed conflicts around the world. May those responsible and those with the power realise their duty to repent and help the poorest in society. Lord in your Mercy, – Hear our Prayer.

We remember all who are sick, those in hospital and those who are housebound and our own families wherever they may be. May they find the healing and comfort they need. Lord in your Mercy, – Hear our Prayer.

We pray for those who have died recently, those as a result of Covid-19, those of disease or injury, those who were victims of violence or neglect. May they all find the fullness of life in Our Loving God. Lord in your Mercy, – Hear our Prayer.

Now let us pray for a few moments in silence for our own needs and intentions.

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

PRIEST: Almighty and ever-living God, you have made us into the Body of Christ and your church in this place. As we share in this Eucharist together, may our hearts be filled with your strength.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN