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Prayers Of The Faithful
16/17 February 2019

PRIEST

Dear friends, to the crowds who sought him Jesus offered wisdom and wellbeing. Gathered in his presence, let us pray for the whole world to be so blest.

 

READER

  • For all who are oppressed, deprived or excluded, that this week’s global Day of Social Justice will help reverse their disadvantage.

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

 

  • For communities devastated by fire or flood, that their losses will persuade us all to deal with the climate crisis and change our ways.

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

 

  • For all involved in ensuring adequate water flows in the rivers of our eastern and southern states.  May they be guided by science and life experience, not by local or self-interest, and genuinely work together for the future of agriculture and the environment. 

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

 

  • For the poor who struggle to live and for the rich who struggle to see their own spiritual poverty: may both rich and poor alike share their unique gifts, insights and resources. 

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

 

  • For the sick and those in special need, especially Julie Taylor, Martin Stenhouse, Tam Tran, Dorothy Bowden, Alberto Gomes, Monique Simpson, Margaret Edwards, Esma & Peter Kelso and Nazha Shamieh. 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 or whose anniversary occurs at this time; and for departed family and friends, especially Merle Howe, Maria Gugliotti, Filippo De Santis, Leo Milesi, Zora Vendramin, Anne & Thomas Talbot, and Berardino Renzella: May they be raised with Christ, the first-born from the dead.  

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

 

PRIEST 

 

God of all goodness, you never cease to call us to yourself. Help us to choose the path of life and to stay on the way that leads to you. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“The Beatitudes and warnings
call us all to become
so transparently attentive to
justice, development and peace
for all people”

- Richard Leonard SJ.
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