Ascension Day 20th May 2007

20TH MAY 2007 Ascension Day

Priest: On the day that Jesus Christ our Lord, ascended into heaven to be seated at the right hand of the Father,
we ask for the graces we need
to be his witnesses in the world today.

Reader: 1. We pray for the Church, that all Christians,
by their example of joy and hope,
may witness to the power of the risen Lord in their lives.
Lord hear us

2. Let us pray for doctors, nurses
and all who work to help the sick
May the Holy Spirit give them the wisdom and compassion they need in their vocation.
Lord hear us

3. Let us pray for those whose lives are torn apart
by serious accident, crime or war, that they may be able
to find the comfort of the Holy Spirit in all their suffering.
Lord hear us

4. Let us pray for those in our parish community
who are burdened with worry
that the Holy Spirit may guide them in their decisions
and bring them peace.
Lord hear us

We turn to Mary, who rejoiced in the Lord, that we may learn from her how to do his will with gladness. Hail Mary …

Priest: Father, hear the prayers that we make to you
And grant our requests where they are in accordance with your Divine purpose.
We make our prayers through Jesus Christ your Son

Sixth Sunday of Easter 13th May 2007

Priest: The risen Christ has sent us his spirit
so that we may play our part in the salvation of the world. With this in mind, we pray for all the needs of the Church and the world and for ourselves that we may live lives of grace.

Reader: 1. We pray for the Church, for the Pope,
bishops, priests, religious and people,
that we may all be so guided by the Holy Spirit
that the Church can continue to proclaim
the good news of true peace for our world.
Lord hear us

2. We pray for all those who have power in world affairs.
May they seek not only to avoid war between nations,
but through laws based on human rights and dignity,
lay the foundations of lasting world peace.
Lord hear us

3. We pray for lasting peace in Northern Ireland.
Lord hear us

4. We pray for the people of this area
that they may be able to work together to achieve economic, cultural, social and spiritual development.
Lord hear us

5. We pray for a spirit of renewal in our parish community.
We ask the Holy Spirit to transform our lives
with his joy, hope and peace.
Lord hear us

May Mary, Queen of peace, be our example in obedience to the Holy Spirit. Hail Mary..

We pray in silence for all our needs,

Priest: Father, we place all our trust in you
that you will guide and bless us
through the power of your Spirit.
We make our prayers in the name of Jesus Christ your Son.