PASSION (PALM) SUNDAY YEAR C

May the Church share the humility of our Servant-King, who comes to His world not with the force of power but with the power of love, and so serve the world in its struggles with a humble compassion: we pray both wisdom and courage for Pope Francis as he leads the Church in Reform and renewal through the Global Synod

               [Reader:]               COME CRUCIFIED LORD
               [response:]          GIVE US LIFE!

For the unity of the whole Church gathered at the foot of the Cross this week:  that all Christians in our diverse traditions may move from arrogance to humility, from dogmatism to openness, from division to communion – we pray especially for unity in the service of peace among our Eastern Orthodox brothers and sisters

               [Reader:]               COME CRUCIFIED LORD
               [response:]          GIVE US LIFE!

For all who hold authority and government in both Church and State, that they may serve the peace of the world, the dignity of every human person, the justice and protection of the innocent and vulnerable, especially refugees and those seeking safe asylum and all victims of human trafficking and modern slavery: we pray with urgency for an end to the brutal war in  Ukraine

               [Reader:]               COME CRUCIFIED LORD
               [response:]          GIVE US LIFE!

We pray for all afflicted with increasing poverty in our rich city and society, that the cries and needs of the poor will be heard and acted upon by the rich and powerful

               [Reader:]               COME CRUCIFIED LORD
               [response:]          GIVE US LIFE!

For all prisoners: that those held unjustly be released soon; that those rightfully convicted be held in conditions worthy of children of God; that our penal system be reformed to serve rehabilitation more than punishment: we pray for all prison chaplains at this time

               [Reader:]               COME CRUCIFIED LORD
               [response:]          GIVE US LIFE!

That this Holy Week may see us renew our commitment to Jesus Christ, to his mission of love, mercy and peace in the world;  for the Church’s elected catechumens, especially Neil and Joanna; that those who have given up their faith may hear again the Good News and return to Christ;  that those who have never believed may find New Life in Christ’s Crucified Love

               [Reader:]               COME CRUCIFIED LORD
               [response:]          GIVE US LIFE!

That the wounds of Christ may be healing for those addicted to drugs and alcohol, and for the sick of body and mind:   we pray especially for those suffering from Covid-19 and for all our health and care workers serving them and for those injured in mind and body in Ukraine;
that the death of Christ will bring eternal life to Joseph Duffy and all who have died recently, especially both Russian and Ukrainian victims of war’s inhumanity in Ukraine;
for all whose anniversaries are at this time:

               [Reader:]               COME CRUCIFIED LORD
               [response:]          GIVE US LIFE!

Let us stand with Mary, before the Cross of a suffering world, and pray in particular for filled with fear because of Coronavirus…
                                                 HAIL MARY…

Let us be still before our Crucified God…

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