INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 19th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR A

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INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 19th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR A

PRIEST: When the storms of life seem to overwhelm us, we turn to the Lord and ask for our faith to be strengthened.

READER: We pray for the Church throughout the world and Christian communities, gathered at the Lord’s Table. May we be seen as a place of welcome for people of every nation, ethnic origin and tradition. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

In God’s infinite love we have each been called to a journey of faith to come to him when he calls. We pray that, through the Word of God, we have the courage to step into the unknown. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for the world’s leaders and diplomats that all nations may work together to end the violence and destruction of lives. May God help us build a world with a Just Peace and Hope for future generations. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for all the victims of human trafficking and slavery. May we follow Christ’s example and do our part in setting them free with compassion and justice. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us remember those who do not have enough to eat and pray that the world’s wealth and abundance may be justly shared with all who are in need. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for all who are sick and for all who are in hospital that they may be aware that the Lord is with them in their troubles. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

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 families and friends.

PRIEST: Almighty and ever-living God,

we give thanks for all the good gifts that you set before us.

Help us to use wisely all your gifts and be ready share with all who are in need;

we ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN.

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