Priest:Brothers and sisters, remembering that “if there is anything you need, pray for it” we now turn to God in prayer for the needs of the Church and the whole world.
We pray for the church - Pope Benedict, Bishops, Priests, Religious and laity. May we all be fruitful labourers in the vineyard of the Lord bearing justice, integrity and love to all. Lord, in your mercy.
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, in your mercy.
We pray for all those who work on the land, at sea, in the city and in industry and for those tasked to make decisions about the world’s resources. May we all enjoy the fruits of our labours and marvel at your creation as the harvest is gathered in and the seasons turn once again. Lord, in your mercy.
We pray for those who have died and those whose anniversaries occur at this time. May the light of Christ draw them to Him that their sins may be forgiven and eternal peace be theirs in His presence. Lord, in your mercy.
October is dedicated to the saying of the rosary and so 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.
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.