Fourteenth Sunday of the Year B

Jesus the Prophet is rejected by his own people … we pray that the Church of Christ will always listen to the words of the Prophets among us, pointing the way to new beginnings and greater faithfulness to the Gospel – may we share God’sPreferential Option for the Poor and marginalised, walk alongside them bringing them hope in the power of Jesus

                                           [READER]              LORD WE PRAY…
                                           [Response]            Be our strength…

For the prophets of our world, who live by the vision of a world made new, a world of peace, a world of justice, a world where all creation is respected and cherished ..  may we help their divine vision for our world become the reality of peace, justice and care for our fragile earth: we pray that Pope Francis’s Encyclical, ‘Laudato Si’ may be heeded and lead to effective and sustainable action to heal the planet as we prepare for the Glasgow Climate Change Conference    

                                           [READER]              LORD WE PRAY…
                                           [Response]            Be our strength…

St Paul struggled with weakness all his life and so became powerful with the Gospel among the nations … may we accept our weakness and discover the call of God to go ever deeper in the Divine Love: may our society always value the gifts of those who live with challenging disabilities

                                           [READER]              LORD WE PRAY…
                                           [Response]            Be our strength…

We pray for an end to food poverty in our land and throughout the world; that the scandal of 4 million children in UK being raised in poverty will be urgently addressed with vision and courage and that we Christians will live our Prophetic calling in action and words

                                           [READER]              LORD WE PRAY…
                                           [Response]            Be our strength…

Jesus was glad to be known as a carpenter and son of a carpenter: we pray for all struggling to find work, for those on poor pay or zero hours contracts, for all the unemployed, for all trafficked and enslaved workers and for brothers and sisters seeking safe asylum whom our government forbid their human right to work

                                           [READER]              LORD WE PRAY…
                                           [Response]            Be our strength…

Despite their lack faith Jesus still healed some in his hometown, so we pray with ever grateful confidence, for the sick and housebound, especially …;
for those recently dead, especially Deacon David Wakefield, Mgr Richard Twomey, … and for all victims of Covid
and for all whose anniversaries are at this time,

                                           [READER]              LORD WE PRAY…
                                           [Response]            Be our strength…

Mary, Mother and Prophet of the Poor, pray with us for the children baptised today and help us to challenge a world that keeps so many poor
                                                                            HAIL MARY…

Let us pray in the silence for other needs…

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