Feast of the Holy Family 31st December 2006

Intercessions Feast of the Holy Family 31st December 2006

Priest:: God sent his Son into our world as a helpless child
who needed the warmth and protection of a human family.
In our helplessness we turn to him in prayer.

Reader: 1. Let us pray for the Church, the family of those who follow Christ;
may we show to all we meet the love and care of the Holy Family. (pause) Lord in your mercy...

2. Let us pray for the leaders of nations;
may they enact laws and pursue policies which protect family life.
We pray for peace in parts of the world where violence is endemic
Especially in Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia. (pause)
Lord in your mercy...

3. Let us pray for all families, especially those experiencing difficulties;
may the prayers of the Holy Family help to unite them in love. (pause)
Lord in your mercy...

4. We pray for the sick and housebound members of our parish,
that they may experience God's love in a new and deeper way
this coming New Year. (pause)
Lord in your mercy...

May Mary, the wife of Joseph and the Mother of the Lord, join her prayers to ours as we pray, Hail Mary. . .

In silent prayer let us bring our own personal intentions to the Lord.

Priest: Father, you sent your Son into the human family
to bring about the work of redemption.
Help us to appreciate all you have done for us.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

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