16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (21~22/7/2018)

  1. Recognising the brokenness and disunity of Christ’s Church, we pray that he may draw us closer to one another as we draw closer to him; we pray for all our Christian brothers and sisters in this neighbourhood, and for all who are searching for meaning in their lives. We pray to the Lord.
  2. With the noise of global conflicts and human deprivation thundering in our ears, with the questions and doubts clamouring, we pray that the Lord may shepherd our humanness and lead us in the secret places of the heart. We pray to the Lord.
  3. With the statistics of family life challenging our values, and with the pressures to conform to norms in conflict with God’s will, we pray for a sound and centred wisdom in all our daily living and life choices. We pray to the Lord.
  4. With the stressed and overburdened, the overworked and unemployed, we pray for balanced lives; for physical, mental and spiritual health; for patience in times of trouble, and direction in times of confusion. We pray to the Lord.
  5. As we remember with love and gratitude the lives of those who have died in faith, we commend them to eternal rest in the Lord and his unchanging affection. We pray to the Lord.

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (14~15/7/2018)

  1. We pray that our lives may be upright and holy; that our church communities may shine with goodness and love, humility and truth; we pray for all leaning lives to be straightened up through your merciful forgiveness. We pray to the Lord.
  2. We pray that many may be empowered to recognize evil and fight against it; to discern warning signs and speak them out; to notice the sparks of love and goodness and celebrate them. We pray to the Lord.
  3. We pray that our households and neighbourhoods, our places of work and leisure, may be arenas of praise and thankfulness, not only in the comfort zones but particularly through the disturbed and difficult times. We pray to the Lord.
  4. We pray for those in prison; for those leading cruel and violent lives; for all victims of oppression or abuse; for all who suffer mental anguish or physical pain. We pray to the Lord.
  5. We pray for those who have died, that they, and we in our turn, may be given merciful judgement through Jesus our Saviour, and brought into the unquenchable light of heaven. We pray to the Lord.

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (7~8/7/2018)

  1. We are the Body of Christ because the Spirit binds us together. We pray for a real concern and love for one another, supportive and encouraging, without malice or bickering, so that we can be sent out strong in our weakness and littleness. We pray to the Lord.
  2. All the kingdoms and states are answerable to divine authority, and much evil is allowed to flourish through the silence of good people; we pray for the courage to speak out the truth, whether it is popular or not. We pray to the Lord.
  3. May all our listening at home, on the phone, at school and at work be done with our full attention to God’s voice and to one another, happy to grow wiser through each conversation. We pray to the Lord.
  4. We pray for those whose pain screams silently and incessantly; for those who have no one to confide in, no one to listen. May the love of the Lord enfold them, his peace calm them and his healing transform them. We pray to the Lord.
  5. In all our life and in all our living may we be prepared for the life to come; we commend to the Lord’s keeping all those who have recently made their journey through death. We pray to the Lord.

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (30/6~1/7/2018)

  1. May all the built-up layers of complacency or despondency, of over-comfortable familiarity or under-active expectation be removed from the Church and from our lives, until we see again with the freshness and wonder of deepened faith. We pray to the Lord.
  2. We call to mind societies and systems of our world. May our assumptions be questioned and our destructive choices challenged; may the unnoticed scales of prejudice which blind us be broken away, so that our world may increasingly come under the reign of justice, righteousness and love. We pray to the Lord.
  3. May our pride be replaced with humility until we learn from young children the lessons of wonder and trust. May the childlike be kept as a living flame in all of us, whatever our age, and enable us to rediscover God’s glory all around us. We pray to the Lord.
  4. As the sick were brought to Jesus by their loved ones, so now in prayer we bring all those whom we long to be healed. May they hear the Lord’s voice and sense his touch. We pray to the Lord.
  5. Earth-bound, we grieve at the loss of loved ones through death; yet we also rejoice that they have been called by the Lord into the fullness of everlasting life. We pray to the Lord.