16th SUNDAY YEAR C

‘Abraham ran to meet them and bowed to the ground’ … may our Church become a place of welcome for all peoples, reverencing all cultures, struggling against all racism and gender discrimination, while ever opening wide the Gates of God’s mercy to all who seek 

                                  [READER]                LORD WE PRAY…
[Response]              Welcome us in your Love

‘Mary has chosen the better part’ says Jesus … may Christians know how to listen to God and to people, listening with a heart filled with Christ’s love … to every heart in its anguish and searching; we pray too for greater recognition of women and men’s equality in the Church and in society 

                                  [READER]                LORD WE PRAY…

Paul writes, ‘I am suffering now to make up what has still to be undergone for the Body of Christ’ … that the war, terrorism and oppression, that is such a part of our world today, may give way to true dialogue in search for peace and justice in the global village that is our modern world: we pray for the people of Central Africa and the Middle East regions

                                    [READER]                LORD WE PRAY…

‘Martha was busy with all the serving’ … for all who serve the Kingdom by their work at home, especially those caring for young, or disabled or elderly family members; for those working on the land, on the seas or in industry; for all in the caring and teaching professions; and for the growth of lay ministry in our parish and every parish; that we will all offer our gifts to build the servant church in our world

                                  [READER]                LORD WE PRAY…

For our parish community, that we might express the prayerfulness of Mary, the service of Martha, and the welcoming hospitality of Bethany for all the people of the Inner City – may our ‘Borderlands Charity’ be  blessed by God with the resources we need to express the welcome of God to the stranger, the homeless and the addicted; may  our LGBT+ Ministry help many who have known such rejection by the Church to experience that they are valued 

                                  [READER]                LORD WE PRAY…

We pray that the Church will a house of healing for the sick and depressed:  we pray especially for the victims of the Ebola Crisis in Central Africa, and ….
for those who have died recently, especially … and all who have died of Ebola or in the world’s conflicts
and for all whose anniversaries are at this time:   

                                  [READER]                LORD WE PRAY…

Mary, Woman of Prayer and Handmaid of the Lord, pray with us for all hidden needs
                                                                        HAIL MARY…

Let us, like Mary of Bethany, pray in a moment of silence…

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