INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 14th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

INTERCESSIONS 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 that face persecution and intolerance for the sake of their faith. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

Let us rejoice in heart and soul to greet our Lord today. May we find the strength to be witnesses to hope, love and faith in our daily lives – despite all who would mock our faith or discourage us. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

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 in your mercy, hear our prayer

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 with the love and compassion we need. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

We pray for all the people caught in places of armed conflict and for all who struggle for Justice and Peace in their troubled lands. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

We pray that we all work for the abolition of war and the means and tools of war.

May we be true disciples of Christ dedicated to reconciliation and peace. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

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 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 as we say: Hail Mary…

PRIEST: Almighty and ever-living God, As we share in this time of isolation and fear, open our hearts to understand your plan for us and strengthen us to shoulder your yoke. We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN