Nineteenth Sunday of the Year

The Priest introduces the prayers:
Jesus gives us courage and calls upon us never to fear. He sustains us against the perils of the world, the flesh and the devil, if we only we place our trust in him.

For the Catholic Church in all the world, especially in China,
that the Holy Spirit will guide and inspire the leaders of the Church, and render all her enemies powerless.
Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

For peace and justice in the world,
for a just end to the conflict between Russia and Georgia
that the burning of the Olympic flame in Beijing may be a beacon of hope
for peace and harmony in a world of declining resources and increasing demand
Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

For all missionaries, who bring the Gospel to those who have not heard it
and sustain communities and peoples in difficulty;
that they may have courage to continue their mission.
Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

For the sick and those who care for them,
that those who feel God is distant from them
may take courage from his words - Do not fear!
Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.

Now let us pray with Mary, Mother of all Christians: Hail Mary...

We make our own prayers in moment of silence.

The priest concludes the prayers:
O God, the creator of life and author of every good thing, give courage and strength to those who struggle with the trials of life, that they may always place hope in your love.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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