Sixth Sunday of the Year

The crowds came to hear the word and to be healed: we pray that everywhere the Church will be a healing community of Word and Welcome, and with courage be Prophets of God’s New World of the Beatitudes 

                       [reader]                       LORD WE PRAY…
                       [response]                 SET YOUR PEOPLE FREE…

Jesus voices the cries of the poor and challenges the rich: may the day soon dawn when the plight and hopes of the poor will become the agenda of the powerful and rich, and so create together a more just, equal and peaceful world

                       [reader]                       LORD WE PRAY…
                       [response]                 SET YOUR PEOPLE FREE…

Jesus cries out the voice of the marginalised and vulnerable: we pray with urgency for a change of heart in the Russian leadership so that peace and security will be assured for  the people of Ukraine

                       [reader]                       LORD WE PRAY…
                       [response]                 SET YOUR PEOPLE FREE…

Jeremiah tells us to trust God and be like a tree close beside the waters: may our parish family embrace every opportunity, as Lent will soon be with us, to pray, deepening our loving awareness of God and so drink deeply of the renewing Holy Spirit

                       [reader]                       LORD WE PRAY…
                       [response]                 SET YOUR PEOPLE FREE…

Paul teaches us to live in the hope of the Resurrection: may the vision of life transformed in the Kingdom empower our mission upon the earth to eradicate poverty and improve the quality of life, equality and justice for all peoples

                       [reader]                       LORD WE PRAY…
                       [response]                 SET YOUR PEOPLE FREE…

Jesus blesses and values the little and vulnerable ones: we pray for our diocesan Clifton Children’s Society, as they seek to help our most vulnerable children to new beginnings and loving homes and families

                       [reader]                       LORD WE PRAY…
                       [response]                 SET YOUR PEOPLE FREE…

Jesus heals the crowds who bring their brokenness to him – teach us how to create healing communities of generous compassion and wholeness:  we pray especially  for …;
that the dead be called into life:  especially Maisy Bouton Davis Njau, and all victims of violence
and those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Betty Kelly, Zubada Khokar and Lena Leben  

                       [reader]                       LORD WE PRAY…
                       [response]                 SET YOUR PEOPLE FREE…

Mary,  Mother of the Poor and Prophet of Justice, pray with us for a more equal world…

                                                               HAIL MARY…

In silence let us pray for Peace in Eastern Europe and for other needs …

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