PRIEST: United in the faith we have proclaimed together, we now turn to the Lord with all our longings.
READER: Let us pray for the poor, the displaced and homeless, In God’s infinite love we have each been called to use our talents for the good of those around us. Let us pray that, we are able to increase and develop them to be acceptable to the Lord. Lord in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer.
We pray that we may never follow the corrupt and powerful of the world, by exploiting and using people for our profit. May we risk being rejected by the world in our discipleship to Christ. Lord in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer.
Let us pray that our minds and hearts may be filled with all that is good, pure and noble and so become living examples of God’s generous, compassionate love for us. Lord in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer.
We pray that we always see and value those around us, as sisters and brothers of the Lord. May we always give them the respect and dignity as daughters and sons of the Light. Lord in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer.
We pray for all those who are working for understanding and tolerance in our multi-faith world. We pray especially that we, will take the lead in building bridges of friendship and understanding with other faiths. Lord in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer.
Let us pray for the people of violence, those who hate and destroy, and those whose indifference encourages acts of evil. May they experience the Love of God and accept a just and peaceful way of change and reconciliation. Lord in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer.
Let us pray for all who are sick, those in hospital and those who are housebound. We remember especially the victims of violence wherever they may be. Lord in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer.
Let us pray for all who mourn that they may be comforted. 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: Hail Mary…
PRIEST: Almighty and ever-living God
we are the Body of Christ and your church in this place.
As we share in this Eucharist together
may our gifts, skills and compassion glorify you.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN