INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 15th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR A

INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 15th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR A, SEA SUNDAY

PRIEST: Our Loving God is mindful of all who need Him and does great things for his creation. Let us not be afraid to ask for what we need today.

READER: Let us pray for the Church that we may hear what the Lord God has to say, His is a voice that speaks of Peace. May Justice and Peace embrace in our World today. Lord in your mercy: Response, Hear our Prayer.

Let us pray for all who work on the seas.  May they always have the love of God to protect them and keep them safe, may their good work be justly rewarded.  Lord in your mercy: Response, Hear our Prayer.

The whole of creation is waiting for God’s purpose to be revealed and rejoice in the renewal of all that is. May we too rejoice and thank God for the wonder of life. Lord in your mercy: Response, Hear our Prayer.

Let us pray for each other, as adopted children of God, that we may be able to forgive and be forgiven for the harm we have done to our brothers and sisters and indeed all of creation by failing to care. Lord in your mercy: Response, Hear our Prayer.

Let us pray for Missionaries who in Proclaiming the Word of God face opposition and indifference to God’s message of life. May they be strengthened in their faith and courage. Lord in your mercy: Response, Hear our Prayer.

Let us pray for the marginalised people among us, those ethnically different to us and that together we might build a more inclusive community Lord in your mercy: Response, Hear our Prayer.

We pray for all victims of violence, be it domestic, corporate, or armed conflict who struggle for Justice and Peace. Lord in your mercy: Response, 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: Response, 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 may the seed of your Word always bear fruit in abundance in our lives. We thank you for hearing and answering our prayers. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN