33rd Sunday of the Year : Bidding Prayers / Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful

33rd Sunday of the Year (Prisons Week)

The Priest says:

With joy and hope we present our petitions to our generous and loving Father.

We pray for a spirit of prayer and generosity in our parishes,may our union with Christ in the Mass lead us to a deeper personal life, and to a generous sharing of our time and talents with each other.  
Lord, hear us. 

For prisoners and their families at the start of Prisons Week.  May the bonds of fear, loneliness and isolation be broken so that forgiveness may prevail and all may find peace in their lives.
Lord, hear us. 

We pray for all who work within prison communities and those who support prisoners and the victims of crime. May the Holy Spirit guide their minds and hearts and bring healing to all those wounded by the actions of others.
Lord, hear us. 

For Christians around the world who are persecuted for the name of Christ, especially for the people of the Middle East - that God may come to their aid and give them strength to overcome their difficulties.
Lord, hear us. 

For the Holy Souls, those who have died recently and all those whose anniversaries occur about this time.
Lord, hear us.  

We ask Our Lady, Queen of Peace, to join our prayers with hers as we say: Hail Mary…

Let us now pause for a few moments of silent prayer

The priest concludes the prayers:
God of mercy and compassion,
hear our prayers and always assure us of your presence in our time of need.
Through Christ our Lord.

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