INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 16th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR A

INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 16th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR A

PRIEST: The Scriptures teach us that God is full of Love to all who call.. Let us not be afraid to ask for what we need today.

READER: Let us pray for the Ministers of the Church, may they be true servants of the Lord. May they sow the good seed of God’s word. And may that seed grow to fruition in us. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.

God’s spirit is always praying for us. May we have the will to work together, regardless of ethnic, cultural and gender differences, but for unity, justice and peace. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.

Let us pray for the victims of violence. We pray the Lord will give comfort for the bereaved and repentance for those responsible. May they be granted the peace only Christ can give. 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.

As we prepare for this Eucharist, we pray for all who cannot take part in it today for whatever reason. May we be inspired to reach out with true hospitality. Lord 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, we thank you for hearing and answering our prayers. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN