First Sunday of Advent (A)

  1. As we prepare ourselves for the time when Christ comes again in glory, we pray for the grace and honesty to see what needs transforming in our lives as individuals and as members of the Church of God.

  2. May all church leaders, pastors and teachers be directed, inspired and upheld by the living Spirit of God, and May there be a deepening of love and commitment in all Christians the world over.

  3. May the leaders of this nation and all the nations be drawn increasingly to understand God’s ways of justice and righteousness, and be fulfilled with longing to do what is right and honest and good.

  4. May all families on earth be blessed with mutual love and caring consideration of one another; May arguments and misunderstandings be properly resolved, and difficult relationships refreshed and healed.

  5. May those for whom the days and nights creep past in pain or sorrow be given comfort and hope; May the frightened find reassurance and the anxious find peace of mind.

  6. May those who have reached the point of death be given the knowledge of God’s Closeness on that last journey; and May those who have died know the eternal peace and joy of heaven.

Published on: 26-11-2022

Christ The King

  1. As we celebrate Jesus, the head of the Church body, we pray for all the members with their various gifts and ministries; we pray that even our weaknesses can be used for the glory of God and for the good of the world.

  2. May all monarchs and heads of state be led in ways of truth and righteousness, and recognize with humility that they are called to serve. We pray for all shepherds, rescue teams and trouble shooters; for all who work to recover the lost.

  3. May we reach out to one another with greater love and better understanding; we pray for our homes, our relatives, our neighbours and our friends, particularly those who do not yet realize the extent of God’s love for them.

  4. May those who have been scattered far from their homes and loved ones be enabled to live again in peace and happiness; May the bitter and resentful find hope again and the confused find new direction.

  5. May the dying know the closeness of God, and those who mourn their loved ones know for certain that God’s kingdom stretches across both sides of death.

Published on: 19-11-2022

ThirtyThird Sunday in Ordinary Time

  1. We pray particularly for those whose faith is being battered and those who no longer pray; we pray that our faith may be deepened and strengthened.

  2. We pray for those whose responsibility it is to manage the world’s economy, and for those who have difficult ethical decisions to make; we pray for wisdom and courage to do what is right.

  3. We pray for the world our children will inherit and ask blessings on all parents and the responsibilities they face; we ask for understanding, maturity, and the gift of laughter.

  4. We pray for the victims of disasters, famines, earthquakes and plagues; for all who are crying and those who have no tears left. We pray for comfort, renewed strength, and available friends.

  5. We pray for those nearing death and those who have died; especially we pray for those who have died suddenly and unprepared. We pray for mercy and forgiveness.

Published on: 12-11-2022

Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

  1. We pray that we, the earthly part of the Church, may always reflect the living presence of Christ among us, in our liturgy and in our daily living.

  2. We pray for guidance in our world as we work out policies and target needs, and misunderstand one another’s cultures and get carried away with excesses and the taste of power.

  3. We pray that our waking, working, eating, relaxing and sleeping may become a pattern colored and lit by God’s love; May our homes reflect it, our places of work be energized by it, and our relationships glow with it.

  4. To those who are losing heart we pray that the Lord may give his heavenly encouragement and patience; to the young and vulnerable give his heavenly protection; to the ill and the damaged give his heavenly healing and inner peace, as he touches our lives.

  5. Knowing that physical death is not the end of life, but the beginning of a new dimension, we recall our loved ones who have died and commend them to God’s eternal keeping.

Published on: 05-11-2022

Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 6, 2022

  1. We pray that we, the earthly part of the Church, may always reflect the living presence of Christ among us, in our liturgy and in our daily living.

  2. We pray for guidance in our world as we work out policies and target needs, and misunderstand one another’s cultures and get carried away with excesses and the taste of power.

  3. We pray that our waking, working, eating, relaxing and sleeping may become a pattern colored and lit by God’s love; May our homes reflect it, our places of work be energized by it, and our relationships glow with it.

  4. To those who are losing heart we pray that the Lord may give his heavenly encouragement and patience; to the young and vulnerable give his heavenly protection; to the ill and the damaged give his heavenly healing and inner peace, as he touches our lives.

  5. Knowing that physical death is not the end of life, but the beginning of a new dimension, we recall our loved ones who have died and commend them to God’s eternal keeping.

Published on: 05-11-2022

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 30th, 2022

  1. We pray that the Lord may look into us and teach us to know ourselves more honestly, to recognize the areas which need cleansing, and inspire us to live more faithfully and fruitfully as the people of God. We pray.

  2. We pray that parliaments and all places of government throughout the world may be filled with a desire for integrity and a determination to stamp out corruption and deceit. We pray.

  3. May the Lord speak his peace and reconciliation into all family disputes and hurtful misunderstandings; and May a spirit of loving community be nurtured in our neighborhood, heightening our awareness of one another’s needs. We pray.

  4. We pray that the Lord may bring reassurance and practical help to those who are close to despair and those in long-term suffering; May he use us as instruments of his healing love. We pray.

  5. We pray for those who have faithfully lived out their days; as we miss their physical presence, may they be brought into the peace of God’s kingdom. We pray.

Published on: 29-10-2022

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Mission Sunday) – October 23, 2022

  1. For our Holy Father, Pope Francis, leader of the Church and for all missionaries who give their lives to tell the glory of the Lord among nations, that they may be loving, wise and holy witnesses of Christ, our Saviour. We pray.

  2. For the leaders of the nations, that they may be committed to justice for all peoples and dedicated to building a world of peace. We pray.

  3. For those who are ill or who live in spiritual loneliness, that they may unite their sufferings with the crucified Christ for the redemption of the world. We pray.

  4. For an increase in our own missionary spirit, may the message and love of our Lord be made known to the ends of the earth. We pray.

  5. We pray for the poor and neglected, May they feel the love and compassion of people around them, and may we, on our part, learn to be solidarity with them in their suffering and pain. We pray.

Published on: 22-10-2022

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 16, 2022

  1. We pray for those who teach prayer and open the Scriptures to others at schools and colleges, retreat houses, and conferences, and in churches and homes all over the world. We pray that many will find in Scripture words speaking into their situation and providing the guidance they need. We pray.

  2. We pray for those picking their way through situations of potential conflict and danger; for law makers and keepers and all who are oppressed unjustly; for the leaders of the nations and their people. We pray.

  3. We pray for the grace to listen to one another and respond to one another’s needs; we pray for a spirit of cooperation and generosity in our homes and neighborhoods. We pray.

  4. We pray for those who are wrestling with problems which seem too big to cope with; for those who have recently received news that has stunned or appalled them, and are still in a state of shock. We pray.

  5. We pray for those who have gone through death, that they may be judged with mercy and brought safely into the eternal life of heaven. We pray.

Published on: 15-10-2022

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 9, 2022

  1. We pray that the Church may be healed of all its splits and divisions, and grow towards unity. We pray.

  2. May our society be mindful of those who have particular difficulties; May our laws testify to our sense of justice, honour and integrity; may the world’s leaders be wisely advised and honestly motivated. We pray.

  3. May the Lord walk in our homes with gifts of peace, patience, forgiveness and joy; may he help us through the disappointments and tragedies, and celebrate with us in all our festivities, as our most honoured guest. We pray.

  4. We pray for all suffering from leprosy and other infectious and life-threatening diseases; may the Lord give courage to the long-term and chronically ill, and respite to those who are at their wits’ end. We pray.

  5. We remember those who have died, and we think of their loved ones, who miss them. May this earthly death be a birth into the eternal joy of heaven. We pray.

Published on: 08-10-2022

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 2, 2022

  1. We pray for all in lay and ordained ministry, as they labour for the growth of God’s kingdom on earth; may he keep them strong in the faith, provide them with the energy and resources they need, and inspire them daily with his love. We pray.

  2. We pray for all meetings, conventions, and conferences, for all policy making and planning; may delicate negotiations be sensitively led, and painful decisions bravely and wisely taken. We pray.

  3. We pray for those we have upset or angered, and those who have upset or angered us; we pray for those who worry us, and those we love but seldom manage to see. We pray.

  4. We pray for those who are far from home and those for whom it is too dangerous to return home; we pray for the lonely, the unhappy, those in pain and those convalescing. We pray.

  5. We remember those who have come to the end of their earthly life, and for those whose lives feel bleak and empty without them. We pray for mercy and peace and comfort. We pray.

Published on: 01-10-2022