INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 5th SUNDAY OF LENT (C)

PRAYERS FOR THE 5th SUNDAY OF LENT (C)

PRIEST: Today we are reminded that God is a compassionate and forgiving God, and that we are all called to life with Jesus. Let us ask our Father for the life and forgiveness we need today.

READER: Let us pray for our Pope Francis, may the Holy Spirit fill him with Love, compassion and wisdom. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

READER: As we come closer to the celebration of the Passion of Christ, may we be aware of the suffering of God’s people and come to their aid led by the love and compassion of our God. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

READER: We pray for those oppressed by depression, illness and infirmity. My the health services and carers truly put their patients welfare before the cost. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for all young people. May this be a time of inspiration and strength to renew their faith and vocations as married couples, single, religious, priests, all servants of God. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray and give our support for Missionaries. Especially those living and working in difficult and dangerous situations. May they be strengthened and encouraged in their love of God and service of the people. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for the world’s leaders and diplomats that they and all nations may overcome their differences to work together for justice with compassion, to build a world of peace and hope for future generations. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for people of the world who risk their lives for the process of Justice and Peace. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for all who are sick and for all who are in hospital that they may be aware that the Lord is with them in their troubles. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for those who have recently died… and for all our dead… and for all who mourn that they may be comforted. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us

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

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

PRIEST: God, our heavenly Father,
we give thanks and praise and glorify your name for the gift of being your people.
May we be always ready to share the Gospel of Hope with all who are in need;
we ask this through Christ our Lord.
AMEN.