INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 20th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

INTERCESSIONS FOR THE 20th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR A

PRIEST:God grants his mercy to all who call on him for help, we turn to the Lord with all our needs.

READER: We pray that all Christian communities gathered at the Lord’s Table, may be seen as a people who hear and are filled with the spirit of mercy and compassion. Lord hear us.
Response: Lord graciously hear us.

We pray that we may be a people who choose to follow Christ on the way to perfection by rejecting all that hinders and distracts us from true discipleship. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

For all who promote ethnic discrimination, hatred and violence, may their hearts be changed to see that God is calling all to repentance and reconciliation. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for Missionaries today, who bring the good news of hope to the nations, may they be graced with the faith and courage they need to build communities of faith. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

We pray for those caught up in violent conflict, death and destruction, especially in the middle East. May Christ help them find true justice and peace of life in Him. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us pray for the world’s leaders and diplomats that all nations may work together to bring about a just peace in the world and hope for future generations. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

Let us remember the poor and destitute, and pray that the world’s wealth and abundance may 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.

We remember all those who have recently died and those whose anniversaries occur at this time. May they find the fullness of life in Christ. Lord hear us. Response: Lord graciously hear us.

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

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

PRIEST: Almighty and ever-living God, 
we give thanks for the bread of life we are about to share, grant that it may fill us with love and hope.
we ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN.

 

 

 

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Fr. Sean Coyle’s Sunday Reflections