INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 17th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR A
PRIEST: United in the faith we have proclaimed together, we now turn to the Lord with all our longings.
READER: Let us pray for Christian men and women in every corner of the earth. In God’s infinite love we have each been called to share one spirit, one body at the table of the Lord. Let us pray that, our communion will bring us closer to each other and to the Lord. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.
Let us pray that our hearts may understand how to discern all that is good, pure and noble and so become living examples of God’s love for us. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.
Let us pray for our leaders and politicians, that they seek the wisdom and compassion they need to serve all the people regardless of social and ethnic differences. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.
We pray for all those who are working for understanding and tolerance in our multi-ethnic, multi-faith world. We pray especially that we, members of this Catholic community, will take the lead in building bridges of friendship and understanding with other faiths in our neighbourhood.
Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.
We pray or all those suffering as victims of violence and conflict. May those responsible and those with the power, work for peace and protect the poorest in society. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.
Let us pray for all who are sick, those in hospital and those who are housebound. We remember especially the sick of our own community and our own families wherever they may be. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.
We Pray for those working to find a cure for the pandemic, may politics and business not become an obstacle. 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: Hail Mary…
PRIEST: Almighty and ever-living God, you have made us into the Body of Christ and your people on earth. As we share in this Eucharist together may our hearts be filled with your wisdom, love and compassion. We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN