2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (13~14/1/2018)

  1. We pray for deeper faith among Christians, and a readiness to respond to God’s calling. For those being called to particular ministries and those called to change their way of living, we pray for courage, and the grace to obey. We pray to the Lord.
  2. We pray for all who feel pressurized to conform to wrong values in order to be accepted; for a commitment to fight evil and cultivate good in our world. We pray to the Lord.
  3. We pray for the households of this parish and God’s indwelling there; for guidance in the everyday decisions and the times of crisis. We pray to the Lord.
  4. We pray for the weak, the vulnerable, the weary and the desolated; for those entrenched in sin and endangering others. We pray to the Lord.
  5. We pray for those who have died in God’s friendship, and give thanks for their lives. May they be called into the light of heaven. We pray to the Lord.

Epiphany Solemnity (6~7/1/2018)

  1. We thank God for all those who brought the good news of Jesus to us, and all who nourish our faith today. We pray that the whole people of God may work in unity and openness for the coming of God’s kingdom. We pray to the Lord.
  2. We thank God that salvation is for all people, and pray for a just and accepting world where none is rejected, despised or treated with contempt. We pray to the Lord.
  3. We thank God for the privilege of parenting and of living in communities; we pray that our homes and churches may be welcoming and generous-hearted. We pray to the Lord.
  4. We thank God for all who care with such thoughtfulness and practical loving for those who are vulnerable, and especially for the very young. We pray for healing and wholeness, peace of mind, protection and hope. We pray to the Lord.
  5. We thank God for all who have reached the end of their earthly journey in faith, that they may be welcomed into eternity. May we use the time left to us here as good stewards of God’s gifts. We pray to the Lord.

The Holy Family (30~31/12/2017)

  1. We pray that our church communities may reflect the love and mutual care shown to us in the example of the Holy Family; that we may recognize our responsibility to provide spiritual nurture for our young. We pray to the Lord.
  2. We pray for all parents and children, that our laws and structures of society may uphold and support them. We pray for the very poor and those who struggle to survive. We pray to the Lord.
  3. We pray for the families we know well, especially those with conflicts or pressures; may the Holy Spirit protect them so that each family member may know they are loved and grow in love themselves. We pray to the Lord.
  4. We pray for all refugees and war-torn families; for all children at risk of abuse, and all families where there is violence. We pray that the Spirit may bring hope, healing and transformation. We pray to the Lord.
  5. We pray for those who have died and for their families who mourn them. May they receive a merciful judgement and experience the unending peace of heaven. We pray to the Lord.

4th Sunday of Advent (23~24/12/2017)

  1. We pray that the Church may be quiet enough to hear God’s voice, humble enough to move in God’s way, and excited enough to spread the good news. We pray to the Lord.
  2. We pray that all who lead may do so with integrity and respect for others; that those in positions of authority may be blessed with humility and a sense of right; that unjust practices may be changed for good and conflicts of great tension be peacefully resolved. We pray to the Lord.
  3. May our homes be places of loving acceptance and developing faith; in all our friendships may we learn to grow in generosity of spirit. We pray to the Lord.
  4. When the waiting is long and painful, may all who have to wait be given patience and courage; may those who are wounded, whether physically or emotionally, be granted healing and the assurance of God’s presence. We pray to the Lord.
  5. May those who have died to this life, and whose hope is in the Lord, be welcomed into eternity. May those who mourn them be comforted, and their pain be touched by the divined love. We pray to the Lord.