INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 21st SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 21st SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

PRIEST: United in the faith we have professed we turn to the Lord with all our needs.

READER: We pray for the Church throughout the world that Christian communities may be seen as a place of welcome for people of every nation, ethnic difference and tradition. We pray for our own community. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for Pope Francis and for all the young people. May the faith of each be inspired and strengthened. We pray that this new generation may work for peace and reconciliation amongst all nations and peoples. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for the world’s leaders and diplomats that they may truly care and work for the good of their people. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for the people of Lebanon who weeks after the destruction there, are still struggling to rebuild their lives. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for all who are sick and for all who care for them that they may be given the means and resources they need for healing. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us ask Mary the Mother of the Lord to pray with us. Hail Mary …

In the silence of our hearts, let us pray for our own families and friends.

PRIEST: Almighty and everliving God, we give thanks for all the good gifts that you set before us. Help us to use wisely all your gifts and be ready share with all who are in need; we ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN.