33rd SUNDAY YEAR C

That the Church will read the ‘signs of the times’, shine with Healing Light upon a broken world, and offer that world the truth that sets free and the Gospel of love that challenges and heals

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

In a divided world we pray for the United nations and the European Union that each will serve, in different ways, the human dignity and rights of every person, true justice and an end to poverty throughout the world; for real peace in the Middle East, especially between Israel and Palestine, in Cameroon and the Congo; for an era of reconciliation and hope for all the peoples of the world 

                                      [READER]              LORD WE PRAY…

That both the Church and the world will heed Pope Francis’s words this week, as he condemns all persecution and rejection of the LBGT+ community world-wide: may we all grow in a deeper love and acceptance of one another

                                      [READER]              LORD WE PRAY…

For our overcrowded and under-resourced prisons, for all prisoners and their families, for all who work in the Prison service, for the witness of the Church in prisons through prison Chaplaincies, and for the victims of all crime

                                      [READER]              LORD WE PRAY…

On this World Day of the Poor, we pray for the courage to ‘speak Truth to Power’, especially as we prepare for our General Election; may we challenge our society to end the scandal of food poverty in our land

                                      [READER]              LORD WE PRAY…

For all suffering from floods in the Britain, the forest fires in Australia and California, and drought in Southern Africa: may leaders of nations and global business ‘read the signs of the times’ and act decisively to halt Global warming and heal our planet for future generations

                                      [READER]              LORD WE PRAY…

For an ever-increasing commitment by our parish family to bring healing and hope to the impoverished, disadvantaged and marginalised: that we will ever more deeply commit our ‘Covenant with the Poor’ 

                                      [READER]              LORD WE PRAY…

We pray for all who bear the hardships of physical and mental illness caused by poverty, and for all who care for them; we pray also for all our LGBT+ sisters and brothers wounded in mind or body by persecution or condemnation in their communities; we also for ….
for those who have died recently … and all who grieve them, and also all who have died homeless on our streets
and for all the faithful departed for whom we pray in November, for all whose anniversaries occur at this time … and especially all whom we hold in our prayer on the Transgender Day of Remembrance 

                                      [READER]              LORD WE PRAY…

Mary, Mother of Mercy, pray with us that we might live with the priorities of the Gospel…
                                                             HAIL MARY…

Let us pray in a moment of silence…

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