8th Sunday YC

‘The fully trained disciple will always be like his teacher’ – for Pope Francis and the whole College of Bishops as they lead and guide God’s People to deeper fidelity to Christ,  empowering us a missionary disciples and bearers of God love and mercy to our world

[READER]     LORD, WE PRAY…
[response]    THAT WE MIGHT SEE!

‘Take the plank out of your own eye first!’ – as Lent approaches may we grasp the grace of repentance, be ready to be more honest with ourselves, become less judgemental and more merciful and compassionate, welcoming all who have experienced rejection by the Church

[READER]    LORD, WE PRAY…

‘Every tree can be told by its fruit’ – for all who till the soil, farm the land and harvest the seas to bring forth food for the whole world; for greater care of our creation and environment that we like St Francis will live in communion with all creatures

[READER]    LORD, WE PRAY…

‘For a person’s words flow from their heart’ – for honesty and integrity from all politicians and all leaders of the Church, so that confidence can be restored in the institutions that guide our society and offer moral leadership to our world  

[READER]    LORD, WE PRAY…

‘Death, where is your victory, death where is your sting’ – for the end of our addiction to war, brutal repression, knife crime and domestic violence and for the growth of peace in the Middle East, between India and Pakistan, on our streets in our our homes 

[READER]    LORD, WE PRAY…

‘From the store of goodness’ – for the healing of nations and communities, for all dedicated to the healing of the sick and care of elderly and vulnerable, and for the sick and frail of body, mind and spirit …
for those who have recently died, especially victims of crime and war…
for all whose anniversaries are at this time…

[READER]   LORD, WE PRAY…

Mary, who bore from your heart and your womb the most blessed fruit that is our Saviour, Jesus, prayer for us and our world
HAIL MARY… 

We pray other needs in the ‘secret place’ of our own hearts…

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