INTERCESSIONS FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)

12th January 2018 - by Fr Denis Carter

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Prayers of the faithful Epiphany

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INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 2nd SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)

PRIEST: We have heard and listened to the word of God and as we try to answer his call we turn to the Lord for the help we need.

READER: Recognising that we are the living temples of the Holy Spirit, we ask the Lord to help us live up to that calling. 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 and stay with the Lamb of God. 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 in a renewed response to the Call of Christ. Lord hear us.
Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray that this new generation hear the Call of Jesus and work for peace and reconciliation amongst all nations and peoples as missionaries, priests, sisters and dedicated Christians. Lord hear us.
Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for the world’s leaders and diplomats that all nations may work together for justice and build a world of peace and hope for future generations. Lord hear us.
Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for the poor of the world, the displaced, the victims of injustice and war, facing floods, drought and malnutrition, and the effects of the changing climate. May the world’s wealth and abundance be justly shared with all who are in need. 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.

(Picture: live capture of Sunrise from international space station, colour enhanced)