With complete faith and trust we pray to the Father for all our needs:
For the church, for our Holy Father Pope Benedict, for our bishops, priests and deacons, and for all the baptised. We ask God to help us keep our faith strong. Lord in your mercy,
For the children of our parish and for all young people who are changing schools or facing important decisions about their future - may they be guided by the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Lord, in your mercy
For those experiencing difficulties in their married life and for those whose marriages have ended. May they be given strength by the guidance of the Holy Spirit in their special circumstances. Lord in your mercy
For those affected by the economic crisis: for those who have lost their jobs or seen their pensions disappear, those who have lost their homes and those having difficulty getting food or heating, we pray for them and for the agencies giving help and support. Lord, in your mercy.
For our community and our neighbours, especially for anyone who is in need. Lord in your mercy,
We now ask the intercession of Our Blessed Lady as we say, Hail Mary
Let us now pray for a moment in silence
Father, we bring you these our petitions, confident in the knowledge that you will hear and answer our prayers which we make through Jesus Christ your son. Amen.