Prayers for Sunday Mass 23rd-24th February
INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 7th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR
PRIEST: We have heard and listened to the word of God and we are challenged to see and treat everyone with respect and dignity even our enemies. We call and the Lord to help us in our need.
READER: Recognising that we are the living temples of the Holy Spirit, we ask the Lord to help us see others that way. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.
We pray for all those who are working for understanding and tolerance in our multi-faith, multi-cultural world. Help us take the lead in building bridges of friendship and understanding with other faiths and cultures in our neighbourhood. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.
Let us pray for the unemployed and those who are about to lose their means of livelihood. Help them to overcome their sense of despair and rejection, may they find the help they need. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.
Let us pray that God may keep missionaries in his special care and grant them the faith, strength and protection they need today. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.
We pray that our leaders and politicians and those with the power and ability make real efforts to recognise and help the poorest in society. 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
in your goodness we are forgiven loved and cared for
more than we can understand.
As we share in this Eucharist together
may our work, the fruit of our lives be seen as true worship.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN