INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 28th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR
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.