INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 14th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

PRAYERS FOR THE 14th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

PRIEST: Strengthened in the faith we have proclaimed together, let us turn to the Lord with all our needs.

READER: Let us pray for the Church throughout the world especially for those communities who face persecution and intolerance for the sake of their faith. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for strong, willing and able labourers for the Lord’s Harvest. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for Missionaries who face opposition and indifference to God’s message of life. May they be strengthened in their faith and courage.

Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Aware of the burdens that each of us carries – the worries, the anxieties and the difficulties in our lives; let us pray that we will encourage one another to take up our Cross with the Lord, in the sure hope of the Resurrection. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for all who bear the Cross of ill-health and long term sickness. May they be strengthened in their journey; encouraged by our prayers and support. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

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

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

PRIEST: Almighty and ever-living God you know our deepest needs and anxieties.
As we share in this Eucharist together open our hearts to understand your plan for us and strengthen us to do your will.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN