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Prayers Of The Faithful
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

PRIEST

Dear friends, Jesus encourages us to pray continually and never lose heart. In that spirit let us pray for the needs of the church and the whole human family.

 

READER

  • For the worldwide church, that this Mission Sunday will reinforce Pope Francis’ call for a new missionary spirit among the baptised. For those baptised this weekend especially George Watts and Isabelle Busuttil.

(PAUSE)  Lord hear us:  Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For all engaged in the Amazonian Synod. In listening to each other, and under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, may they discern ways to reform and renew Church and Community, in both the Amazon region and throughout the world. 

(PAUSE)  Lord hear us:  Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For all who are engaged in the making and reforming of laws and in the administration of justice, that they will fulfil their role with integrity, wisdom and impartiality.     

(PAUSE)  Lord hear us:  Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For the refugees displaced from Syria and those whose churches there have been destroyed that they find safe and welcome haven, and that the international community will work together towards ending the current war and upheaval.     (PAUSE)  Lord hear us:  Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For the people of Hong Kong whose future has become very unclear and who potentially face the prospect of living under a very different system. 

     (PAUSE)  Lord hear us:  Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For the sick and those in special need, especially Maureen Fitt, Merle Gilbo, Margaret Edwards, Fr. Peter Treloar and Len Villani: May they know God’s healing love through those who care for them.

     (PAUSE)  Lord hear us:   Lord, hear our prayer

     

  • For all who have died recently, those whose anniversary occurs at this time, and for departed family and friends, especially Brian Overton, Sebastiana Zappulla, Raffaela Danza, Anne Tosolini, Francesco Santangelo and Vern Edebohls: May they be reborn to eternal life in Christ.

(PAUSE)  Lord hear us:   Lord, hear our prayer

 

PRIEST  

God of mercy, you call us to put our faith in your saving justice. Hear the prayers we make to you and grace us with all that is good. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 “Those whose actions or inertia allow the world to remain
for the majority an unjust
and inhospitable place
must reckon with the truth
that God proclaimed in the Gospel
is a God aligned
with the cause of the poor.
- Brendan Byrne SJ (on Luke 18:1-8)

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