INTERCESSIONS FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT (B)

17th February 2018 - by Fr Denis Carter

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Prayers for 1st Sunday of Lent

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INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 1st SUNDAY OF LENT (B)

PRIEST: As we start our Lenten journey and strive to turn our hearts to the Lord we know we need the help of our Lord.

READER: Recognising that in our baptism, we have a covenant with God, Lord to help us live up to our responsibilities. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

READER: We pray for the Church throughout the world that Christian communities may be seen as a people who live by the law of Love and compassion. Lord hear us.
Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for Pope Francis and for all young people. May the faith of each be inspired and strengthened and renewed in their vocations. We pray that this new generation may overcome the evil in our world. Lord hear us.
Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for the world’s leaders and diplomats that all nations may put aside their differences and fears and work for the future of humanity. Lord hear us.
Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for the poor of the world struggling against injustice and oppression. May we come to their aid. 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

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

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

PRIEST: Almighty and ever-living God,
we give thanks for the gift of being your blessed temples.
Help us to be ready to share that blessing with all who are in need;
we ask this through Christ our Lord.
AMEN.