30th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR C

That the Church will throw wide open the gates of God’s Mercy for all peoples, and serve reconciliation and peace in a our conflict ridden world 

                                             [READER]               LORD WE PRAY…
[Response]            Grant us your mercy

For the conversion of many hearts and minds so that peace might replace war in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, and in Cameroon and Central Africa; that justice might reign for the poor and oppressed everywhere; that our taxes be used for peace and not for war, for equality and not for the rich

                                             [READER]               LORD WE PRAY…

For God’s wisdom for our national politicians in the current Brexit crisis; for a government that will truly serve the Common Good; for authentic democracy in our nation
                                             [READER]               LORD WE PRAY…

For a renewal of the Sacrament of Reconciliation throughout the Church and in our own parish – that we might humbly and honestly seek Divine Mercy from our generous God
                                               [READER]               LORD WE PRAY…

For all who today are part of the communion of outcasts on our streets and who like the Tax Collector of today’s Gospel are trapped in a twilight world of corruption, exploitation and addiction, that they might the way to freedom through mercy and healing

                                             [READER]               LORD WE PRAY…

That we might all be more aware of human trafficking and modern slavery which has led to the tragic deaths of our 39 brothers and sisters in the back of the lorry; that we will challenge all exploitation of any human person and seek justice and safety for all migrants and refugees 

                                             [READER]               LORD WE PRAY…

We pray for all who bear the hardships of illness and depression, and for all who care for them; we pray especially for … 
for those who have died recently, in particular … and the victims of trafficking who died in the lorry and all who have died in the perilous refugee journey
and for all whose anniversaries are at this time: …. 

                                             [READER]               LORD WE PRAY…

Mary, Mother of Mercy, pray with us that we might know the joy of a humble and grateful heart…
                                                                                 HAIL MARY…

In a moment’s silence, let us bring other needs to the Lord

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