Intercessions for the 5th Sunday of Lent

PRIEST: Today we are reminded by the word of God that we have a duty to proclaim
the Gospel and introduce Jesus to those who seek life. Let us proclaim it with joy and
give thanks to the Lord, Glorifying his Name.

READER: As we come closer to the celebration of the Passion of Christ, may we be
aware of the suffering of God’s people and come to their aid led by the love and
compassion of our God. Lord in your Mercy; Hear our Prayer.

We pray for those oppressed by depression, illness and infirmity. My 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 young people. May this be a time of inspiration and strength to renew
their faith and vocations as married couples, single, religious, priests, all servants of
God. Lord in your Mercy; Hear our Prayer.

Let us pray for Missionaries. Especially those living and working in difficult and
dangerous situations. May they be strengthened and encouraged in their love of God
and service of the people. 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, rejecting violence to build a world of peace and hope. Lord in your Mercy;
Hear our Prayer.


Let us pray for people of the world who risk their lives for the process of peace and
justice. Lord in your Mercy; Hear our Prayer.

Let us pray for all who care for sick and for all who support them. May they be aware
that the Lord is with them in their work. Lord in your Mercy; Hear our Prayer.

Let us pray for those who have recently died… and for all our dead. May they find the
fullness of life in Christ. 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 your name
for the gift of being your people. May we be always ready to share the Gospel of Hope
with all who are in need; we ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN.

About Denis Carter

Fr. Denis A.V. Carter SSC Missionary Priest of the Society of St. Columban. Based in Britain serving as Vice Director of the Region of Britain. Currently working on the Mission AwarenessProgramme