Seventh Sunday of the Year C

Jesus says, ‘Do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you’ … That the People of God will be a faithful witness of the Wisdom of God which is foolishness to the world, yet the key to its future   

                                [READER]                     LORD WE PRAY…
                                [Response]                   Teach us true Wisdom

Jesus says, ‘Be compassionate as your Father is compassionate’ … that the Holy Spirit will guide the whole Church during this Global Synod to seek with a repentant heart an end to inequality in the Church, a re-birth of the Priesthood of all Believers and deep-rooted reform and renewal so that we can be salt and light serving our world

                                [READER]                     LORD WE PRAY…
                                [Response]                   Teach us true Wisdom

Jesus says, ‘Love your enemies’ … For a world still trying and failing to resolve conflicts with the brutality of violence and war; for comprehensive disarmament, an end to discrimination, anti-semitism and racism of all kinds; for the peoples of Ukraine and Russia, for Afghanistan and Yemen, for Central Africa and Cameroon and all theatres of conflict

                                [READER]                     LORD WE PRAY…
                                [Response]                   Teach us true Wisdom

Jesus says, ‘Give and there will be gifts for you, for the amount you measure out is the amount you will receive’ … For all who are rejected by our society, for all persecuted and rejected because of the sexual identity and orientation; for all who live on the margins in poverty, homelessness and the darkness of addictions; for all seeking safe asylum and hope in our community

                                [READER]                     LORD WE PRAY…
                                [Response]                   Teach us true Wisdom

Jesus says, ‘Grant pardon and you will be pardoned’ … As we are soon to enter the Season of Lent, the Time of Repentance, may we seek to be reconciled with all and forgiven by God so that we might live as a sign and servant of mercy and acceptance to all

                                [READER]                     LORD WE PRAY…
                                [Response]                   Teach us true Wisdom

Jesus says, ‘Give to everyone without hope of return; be compassionate and do not judge’ , we pray for all in our nation and throughout the world who seek the opportunity of work; for all deprived of the right and dignity of employment, for all who are highly trained and skilled but not able to use those skills, for the Trade Union movement protecting the rights of all workers

                                [READER]                     LORD WE PRAY…
                                [Response]                   Teach us true Wisdom

Jesus offers the world a wisdom that saves and heals: we pray for all survivors of child abuse, especially those abused by the shepherds of the Church; we pray also for suffering from Covid the victims of malnutrition of humanity’s making in Yemen and Afghanistan;
We pray for all who have died recently, especially all victims of war & violence, especially in the Ukraine and among the LGBTQ+ community around the world
and for all whose anniversaries are at this time: 

                                [READER]                     LORD WE PRAY…
                                [Response]                   Teach us true Wisdom

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, pray with us for your Church and your world…
                                                                                HAIL MARY…

Let us pray in a moment of silence…

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