INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 27th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR C

INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 27th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR C Sunrise 16

PRIEST: We now turn to the Lord with all our longings and ask for an increase in faith.

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 produce the good fruit of our faith. Let us pray that, our harvest will be acceptable to the Lord. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

We have all been given a special gift from God, Let us pray that our minds and hearts may be aflame with all that is good, pure and noble and so become living examples of God’s love for us. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for Missionaries everywhere , grant that their courage and faith be strengthened to be true disciples of Christ. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

We pray for all those who are working for understanding and tolerance in our 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 hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for peace and justice in our world of conflict and violence. May we encourage our leaders and politicians to work for the good of weak and oppressed. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for the victims of the natural and unnatural disasters of the last week.
Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for all who mourn that they may be comforted. We remember all who are sick, those in hospital and those who are housebound. We remember especially the sick of our own parish congregation and our own families wherever they may be. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

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

Now let us pray for a few moments in silence for our own needs and intentions.

PRIEST: Almighty and ever-living God you have granted us so many graces and gifts As we share in this Eucharist together may our hearts be filled with your love. We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN