Sunday, July 19, 2009

Prayers of the Faithful - 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time. 26th July 2009

17th Sunday of Ordinary Time. 26th July 2009

Prayers of the Faithful

Celebrant/Deacon:

Aware of the abundant gifts of God to us in his creation we place our needs before our heavenly Father.

1. Deacon: Let us pray for the Church.

Leader: Lord, may Pope Benedict, Bishop ----- and all your priests, religious and deacons seek out all who hunger and thirst for the truth of your son Jesus Christ, and nourish your people with his words of eternal life.

(Pause) Lord hear us

R. Lord hear our prayer

2. Deacon: Let us pray for all nations

Leader: Lord, we pray for the hungry throughout our world---for those dying of starvation--- for parents unable to provide for their families--- for the abandoned--- for orphaned children --- for all who are starved of love.

(Pause) Lord hear us

R. Lord hear our prayer

3. Deacon: Let us pray for each person’s right to life.

Leader: Lord we pray that we may ever honour and respect the miracle of human life ---may those who advocate and practise euthanasia and abortion come to learn the error of their ways.

(Pause) Lord hear us

R. Lord hear our prayer

4.Deacon: Let us pray for our young people

Leader: Lord we pray for our young people. Strengthen their faith in you and the blessed Eucharist and protect them from the abuses in the world around them.

(Pause) Lord hear us

R. Lord hear our prayer

5. Deacon: Let us pray for those who have died

Leader: Lord may all who have gone before us rest in the peace of Christ and reap the heavenly reward of life everlasting

(Pause) Lord hear us

R. Lord hear our prayer

[Leader: Please remain at lectern until the priest/deacon says this or a similar prayer]

Celebrant/Deacon: God our Father, hear our prayers. Give us the grace to do your will each day, and to find the true peace which comes only from you. We ask this through Christ our Lord

R. Amen

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