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‘You are an obstacle in my path’, says Jesus to Peter … we pray that inspired by the Gospel and the witness of Pope Francis, all God’s People will seek always the path of on-going conversion, so that we will think God’s way, and not the way of the world

                                                 [READER]                  LORD WE PRAY…
                                                 [Response]                Lead us along Your Way…

Jesus asks, ‘What will it gain someone to win the whole world?’ … we pray for all lost in the pursuit of money, power and privilege, that they might rediscover their own humanity and compassion and live generously and lovingly: we pray for an end to all corruption in the political and financial world; as the Season of Creation begins this week may we heed the words of Pope Francis and listen to the cries of the earth and the cries of the Poor – and act! 

                                                 [READER]                  LORD WE PRAY…
                                                 [Response]                Lead us along Your Way…

‘Jesus began to make it clear he would suffer and die’ … we pray for all who suffer because of others’ greed, all afflicted by poverty and oppression, and the despair of homelessness; we pray too for all who are awaiting execution in prisons throughout the world – may the barbarism of the death sentence soon be ended everywhere

                                                 [READER]                  LORD WE PRAY…
                                                 [Response]                Lead us along Your Way…

‘Take up the Cross and follow me,’ challenges Jesus … we pray for all suffering because of human trafficking and modern slavery; for those refused the right to work; for the 76 million refugees world-wide and for the persecuted communities and groups throughout the world

                                                 [READER]                  LORD WE PRAY…
                                                 [Response]                Lead us along Your Way…

Paul writes, ‘Do not model yourselves on the world around you’ … we pray that the youth of the world will build a peace that will last and care for our common home, Earth; for our children and young people, and their teachers returning to school and college in the midst of the pandemic, that despite all the difficulties they will develop in confidence and skills and in all ways grow into Christ and live by his wisdom

                                                 [READER]                  LORD WE PRAY…
                                                 [Response]                Lead us along Your Way…

Paul encourages us ‘to offer our living bodies as a holy sacrifice’ … we pray for the sick: for all suffering Covid 19, especially in the Yemen, and for … ;
for those who have died recently especially the victims of racial hatred and discrimination; and for …
and for all whose anniversaries are at this time: Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor

                                                 [READER]                  LORD WE PRAY…
                                                 [Response]                Lead us along Your Way…

Mary, Comfort of the Afflicted, pray with us for all weighed down by suffering…

                                                                                       HAIL MARY…

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

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