INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 22nd SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 22nd 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 who face persecution and intolerance for the sake of their faith. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer

Let us pray for each other, that we will find in the Eucharist we share today, 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

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 to take up our Cross with the Lord, in the sure hope of the Resurrection. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer

We pray for the people of the middle East as their politicians and leaders work together to build a new and just peace for their troubled nations. We pray for peace for all peoples. 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 you know our deepest needs and anxieties. As we share in this Eucharist together open our hearts to understand your plan for us and strengthen us to do your will. We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN