SIXTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR A

Jesus said ‘If your virtue goes no deeper than the others’ … may Christians everywhere seek the paths of holiness, going beyond every law into the realms of unlimited love

                     [READER]           HEAR THE CRIES OF YOUR PEOPLE…
[Response]         Deepen our love…

Jesus said ‘If you have something against your brother or sister – go be reconciled’ … We pray for a new spirit of reconciliation and peace among all peoples and nations building a new politics of forgiveness, so that wars may cease and justice and freedom be established: we pray especially for the peoples of Idlib in Syria, the Yemen and Israel/Palestine

                     [READER]           HEAR THE CRIES OF YOUR PEOPLE…

Jesus said ‘Do not commit adultery or divorce’ … We pray for married people, for faithfulness among those committed to each other, for a renewed sense of the sacredness and spirituality of Christian marriage; for those celebrating special anniversaries this year and for all couples preparing to be married in the coming year

                     [READER]           HEAR THE CRIES OF YOUR PEOPLE…    

St Paul writes of ‘the hidden wisdom of God’: may we and the young people of St Nicks preparing for Confirmation have the courage to live by the foolish wisdom that is Jesus’ unlimited love, opening our lives to the Holy Spirit, and our hearts and our community to the poor, powerless, chaotic and broken of our inner city and our world

                     [READER]           HEAR THE CRIES OF YOUR PEOPLE…

A wise one long ago wrote ‘to behave faithfully is in your power’ … we pray with the intercession of St Josephine Bakhita for an end to human trafficking and modern forms of slavery and for the work of the Santa Marta Group, the Clewer Iniative, Unseen in Bristol and Bakhita House in London helping exploited men and women to find freedom

                     [READER]           HEAR THE CRIES OF YOUR PEOPLE…

We pray for all who bear the hardships of illness and depression, and for all who care for them, for the injured children ; in the midst of the brutal conflict in Idlib, Syria; we pray also for the sick and dying among our friends, families and communties, and all suffering from the Coronavirus; we pray also for …
for those who have died recently,  in particular victims of the Coronavirus and those killed in Idlib, Syria and the Yemen
and for all whose anniversaries are at this time:

                     [READER]           HEAR THE CRIES OF YOUR PEOPLE…

Mary of Pentecost, pray with us for our young people to be filled with the Holy Spirit’s Gifts …

                                                             HAIL MARY…

Let us pray for unspoken needs in a moment of silence…

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