31st SUNDAY OF THE YEAR C

That Christians everywhere will offer to all the peoples the invitation of Jesus to find salvation, forgiveness and peace by welcoming His love into their hearts and making a place in their lives for mercy and justice

                                          [READER]          LORD WE PRAY…
[Response]       Speak mercy to every heart

The Book of Wisdom says ‘You are merciful to all … you love all that exists’: that peace might replace war in Yemen and Syria, throughout the Middle East and in Central Africa; that leaders everywhere might combat the horror of human trafficking and end this exploitation of the poor and vulnerable

                                          [READER]          LORD WE PRAY…

Zacchaeus restored fourfold all whom he had cheated – that the Global Zacchaeus of the rich minority world might be converted to the cries of the poor majority world and restore that justice and eradicate that poverty and so lead us along the pathways of peace

                                          [READER]          LORD WE PRAY…

For all engaged in the work of safeguarding our children and the vulnerable of our society: for social workers, health workers and the police, for those working within the Church to rectify the damaging mistakes of the past; for more compassionate care for the elderly and disadvantaged of our nation 

                                          [READER]          LORD WE PRAY…

As we approach a new General Election, we pray for integrity, honesty and respect in the political debates, a recovery of the ‘noble vocation of politics’, an end to the abuse suffered by many of our politicians: may we vote according to Gospel principles and for the ‘Common Good’

                                          [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 …. all who perished in the train fire in Pakistan, the Vietnamese sisters and brothers who died in the lorry and all killed because of knife crime, conflict and war
and for all whose anniversaries are at this time:  

                                          [READER]          LORD WE PRAY…

Mary, Mother of Mercy, pray with us for all who minister healing in our community…
                                                                         HAIL MARY…

Let us pray in a moment of silence for other needs

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