19th Sunday Year C

Like Abraham of old, our Father in Faith, may the Church never fear to listen to the voice of God and venture in new ways to proclaim both confidently and humbly the Promise of God to the men and women of the world of today 

                                    [READER]              LORD WE BELIEVE…
                                      [Response]            Lead us to the Father

For our contemporary world which too often puts its heart where its treasure is – in possessions, power and pleasure … may we instead treasure people, peace and spiritual realities

                                    [READER]              LORD WE BELIEVE…

Jesus asks us to be ready for action – to be ready to welcome Him in the many hidden ways He comes to us: for that hospitality of heart that is always ready to welcome the Divine in each person, rejoice in their gifts and value their humanity

                                    [READER]              LORD WE BELIEVE…

For God’s blessing and guidance for our Borderlands Charity at this time as a new staff team comes together … may we all be faithful to the vision of being Good News to the Poor and Marginalised; we pray too for all who turn to our community for help from our Caritas Fund and Foodbank – may we rid our society of such unjust inequality

                                    [READER]              LORD WE BELIEVE…

Challenged as a Parish to be alert to the ‘signs of the times’, may we seek the wise guidance of the Holy Spirit as we seek always to be ready to risk all for the Gospel; the world is challenged also to ‘read the signs of the times‘ in the extremes of terror, war, ideology resulting in over 67 million refugees world-wide – may we awaken to the goodness of humanity

                                    [READER]              LORD WE BELIEVE…

For all who are on holiday at this time, that they will return home safe and refreshed; for our young people awaiting examination results that they will know peace in their hearts and value themselves more than their results; for all families that holiday time will not be a struggle with stress and poverty but an opportunity to enjoy quality time with one another 

                                    [READER]              LORD WE BELIEVE…

We pray with faith and trust for the sick, the housebound and the depressed:  we pray for those injured in body or mind by war and violence and for those suffering from Ebola in the Congo Region, and for medical staff and families who care for them; and for …. 
for those who have died recently, especially ….  and those killed recently in war and the shootings in the United States;
and for all whose anniversaries are at this time: …..

                                    [READER]              LORD WE BELIEVE…

Mary, Woman of Faith whose treasure was God’s Word made Flesh, help us to pray…
                                                                         HAIL MARY…

Let us pray in a moment of silence…

 

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