Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) : The Universal Prayer / Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Priest: 

Brothers and sisters, we now turn to God in prayer, for the needs of the Church and the whole world. 

 

Reader: 

We pray for the church - Pope Francis, Bishops, Priests, Deacons, Religious and laity.  May we all be fruitful labourers in the vineyard of the Lord, bearing justice, integrity and love to all.

Lord, hear us.

 

We pray for those who lead and govern the nations of this world.  May the Holy Spirit guide them to be wise in their judgements and honest in all that they do, so that fear, hatred and oppression may give way to reconciliation, peace and harmony.  Lord, hear us.

 

We pray for all those in economic difficulties; for those who have been made redundant; for those whose incomes are reduced, for those whose self-esteem has been taken away; for those who have lost hope.  May we support each other in prayer and practise and work together for the good of all.

Lord, hear us.

 

We pray for the work of CAFOD, that it may continue its work with children around the world, many of whom know only pain, despair and survival, to be enabled to reach their full potential and look to the future with hope. Lord, hear us..

 

We pray for those who have died.  May the light of Christ draw them to Him that their sins may be forgiven and eternal peace be theirs in His presence. Lord, hear us.

 

In this month of the Rosary, we turn to Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, asking her to join our prayers with hers as we say: Hail Mary

 

Let us pray quietly for our own personal intentions. 

 

Priest: 

God, our loving Father, we ask you to hear our prayers which we make in faith, hope and love and in the name of Jesus Christ , your Son, our Lord and Saviour.  Amen.

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) : Homily / Sermon

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Which of the two did the father’s will? (Matthew 21:31)

 

Priest:

Let us pray to God our Father who gave us life and provides for all our needs.

 

Reader:

For Pope Francis and for the bishops of the church 

that they may guide us into the Lords vineyard with tolerance and respect for others, and so search together for ways of peace between nations.

Lord, hear us..

 

For peace and justice in the world

That the warm words and peaceful intentions of the leaders of the nations may be honestly put into effect in the world in which we live. 

Lord, hear us.

 

For the sick and suffering and all who are in need, 

That expressions of concern may not be empty words, 

But may find full expression in our works of mercy. 

Lord, hear us. 

 

We pray for those who have died and for all the Holy Souls. 

May the Almighty Lord gather them at last in his eternal harvest.

Lord, hear us..

 

Let us now turn to our Lady, the Mother of Jesus to intercede for us as we say, Hail Mary ... 

 

Let us pray for our own intentions in silence.

 

PRIEST:

Heavenly Father, hear the prayers of your people and grant our petitions out of the same love with which you created us. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) : The Universal Prayer / Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)  


Priest

The generous mercy of the Lord exceeds all that we might ever deserve: grateful for his great love, we ask him now to hear our prayers.

 

Reader

For world leaders and all those in authority. 

May God’s Spirit guide their minds, hearts and deeds so that they act for the greater good and enable peace, justice and fairness to prevail. 

Lord, hear us.

 

For those who struggle with, or who have left, the practice of the faith. 

Through our words, actions, and inspiration

may they experience the warmth of God’s yearning for their return. 

Lord, hear us.

 

For those in need: those who are troubled or despairing; those who worry about employment; those who struggle to see their way in life, and all who are treated unfairly. May they never lose hope in the generosity of God’s justice and mercy. Lord, hear us.

 

For the sick, and especially those near to the end of their earthly lives. 

May they and those who care for them, find comfort in the certainty of God’s love. Lord, hear us.

 

We now ask Our Blessed Lady to intercede for us as we say together: Hail Mary…

 

We now pray silently before the Lord.

 

Priest

Teach us, good Lord, to serve you as you deserve: to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labour and not to ask for any reward, save that of knowing that we do your will. Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.