26th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

St Paul writes, ‘Be united in your convictions and united in your love’ … for the unity of the Church in every aspect of its life: between denominations and traditions, and within individual parishes – that nothing might obscure the witness to Christ

                                   [READER]                           LORD WE PRAY…
                                   [Response]                         Form us as Your People…

For all who hold authority and power in the world … that they will recognise that they are the servants of their people, not their masters: may the spirit of the Servant Christ both challenge and inspire all politicians and those who wield the power of money or media 

                                   [READER]                           LORD WE PRAY…
                                   [Response]                         Form us as Your People…

‘Renounce your sinful ways and you will live’ … we pray for those who manipulate the money markets for their own wealth and have caused such crisis and hardship; for all who adopt terrorism and war to achieve their goals, that they will gaze with new eyes and a new heart upon their brothers and sisters whom they destroy: that we stop exploiting and abusing our ‘Common Home’ the Earth and bring healing to our planet and justice to the poor 

                                   [READER]                           LORD WE PRAY…
                                   [Response]                         Form us as Your People…

For all missionaries and the people they serve; that we as a parish will answer the call of God to go into the Vineyard of the Inner City and beyond with love and faith, listening to the cries of the poor and proclaiming Good News of liberation, bringing healing to the wounded

                                   [READER]                           LORD WE PRAY…
                                   [Response]                         Form us as Your People…

For a renewal of prayer among us so that we might raise Jesus high and honour him, Name above all names and source of love’s wisdom and energy

                                   [READER]                           LORD WE PRAY…
                                   [Response]                         Form us as Your People…

We pray for our sick and housebound brothers and sisters that they will know they are a valued part of our community and its witness …  
for those who have died recently especially all victims of war and terror
and for all whose anniversaries are at this time, in particular …

                                   [READER]                           LORD WE PRAY…
                                   [Response]                         Form us as Your People…

Mary, Mother of the Church, draw your people together in unity around your Son…
                                                                                  HAIL MARY…

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

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