INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 23rd SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 23rd SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

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

READER: Let us pray for the Church – for Pope Francis, for all the Bishops and for Christian communities in every nation of the world. We pray that the Church may never fail to proclaim the Gospel of reconciliation and love. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.

May our love for each other be expressed in our worship together here today. May the Eucharist we celebrate in the name of the Lord Jesus bring us closer to each other in mutual support and encouragement. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.

We pray for everyone suffering from the effects of violent conflict. We pray for all who have lost their homes and their livelihoods and especially for the poor and marginalised, for the sick and the frail. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.

Let us pray for the people of violence, those filled with hatred and anger. We pray that they may hear and respond to God’s call for peace, justice and reconciliation. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.

We pray for everyone suffering from the effects of the pandemic. We pray for all who have lost loved ones. their homes and their livelihoods and especially for the poor and marginalised, for the sick and the frail. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.

Let us pray for the missionaries who risk everything to bring the ‘Good News’ to those in need. Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer..

We pray today for all children, students and teachers returning to school after the long time away, we pray that the new term brings new joys as well as new challenges.

Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.

Let us ask Mary, the mother of the Lord and our mother, to pray with us. Hail Mary…

Now let us pray for a few moments in the silence of our hearts.

PRIEST: Almighty and merciful God, we worship together in the name of the Lord Jesus, sharing one bread and one cup. Through our celebration of the Eucharist, may the gift of the Holy Spirit fill our hearts to strengthen us in unity and common understanding. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. AMEN