Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Oct 20th , 2019

  1. We pray for those who teach prayer and open 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.

  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.

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

  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.

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

Published on: 19-10-2019

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Oct 13th , 2019

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

  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.

  3. May the Lord walk in our home 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.

  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.

  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.

Published on: 12-10-2019

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Oct 13th , 2019

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

  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.

  3. May the Lord walk in our home 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.

  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.

  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.

Published on: 11-10-2019

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Oct 6th, 2019

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

Published on: 05-10-2019

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Oct 6th, 2019

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

Published on: 04-10-2019

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Sept 29, 2019

  1. May we be a listening Church, welcoming to the hesitant, encouraging to the young, sensitive to the differences and attentive to the needs.

  2. May we be a caring world, wise in government, honest in promises, far-sighted in the management of resources, and open-hearted in charitable giving.

  3. May we be a responsible community, supporting our neighbours and friends, sharing one another’s sorrows and joys, and opening our homes to the presence of the Lord.

  4. As we remember those who have asked for our prayers, we ask that the Lord may take their needs and provide for them, take their wounds and heal them, take their suffering and comfort them.

  5. As we call to mind those who have died, may they know the welcoming of God’s love into eternal joy.

Published on: 27-09-2019

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Sept 22, 2019

  1. We pray for the Church to be pure and holy, alight with God’s love and compassion, and free from behaviour which is unworthy of God’s chosen people.

  2. We pray for the nations to be wisely governed, with just laws and a sense of vision which reflects the best of human nature. We pray for peace and mutual respect in each community throughout the world.

  3. We pray for our homes to be filled with God’s love, so we are happy to put ourselves out for others, to listen with full attention, and to value one another. We pray for the strength to clear away anything in our life-style which competes with God for our commitment.

  4. We pray for those who feel neglected or rejected by society, that they may know God’s love and acceptance of them. We pray for all those in pain and distress, that they may be comforted and relieved.

  5. We pray that the dying may recognise their need of God and his power to save; that those who have died may be judged with mercy and rest in God’s peace.

Published on: 21-09-2019

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Sept 15, 2019

  1. We pray for our bishops, priests and deacons, and all who are called to the different ministries in the Church. May they be blessed as they work in the service of the Lord.

  2. We pray for all peace initiatives and every genuine attempt at negotiation in conflict resolution. May those who govern be governed by the Father’s love; may those who lead be led by the Spirit’s directing; may the whole world come to know its need of Christ.

  3. We pray for our families and friends, for those we meet each day and those we seldom see; may all our loved ones be drawn closer to the Lord. May he search our those whose faith is fragile or fragmented.

  4. As we recall the needs of those who are sad or lonely, lost, or afraid of what they have become, we pray for the knowledge of the Father’s love to wrap warmly around them, and his living presence to bring them to a place of safety and hope.

  5. We pray for those who have recently died; may they enjoy the eternal life of heaven, where there is no more pain, sorrow or weariness, and every tear shall be wiped away.

Published on: 15-09-2019

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Sept 8, 2019

  1. There is nothing hidden from the Lord. All our thoughts and plans and secret fears are open to him, even when we try to hide them. May he give us the courage and strength to deal with the doubts and misgivings and fears of his Church, with the love and mercy which are part of his nature.

  2. The Lord feels for the oppressed and the forgotten; understands the damage which can lead to violence, the insecurity which lead to defensiveness, and neglect which can lead to lack of control. We pray that he may heal the nations, restore what has been lost, and turn our hearts to discern his will.

  3. The Lord knows the love inside our hearts for one another that sings and dances and aches and worries. We pray that the Spirit may work on us now in the depth of our being, and bless our loved ones with a sense of joy.

  4. The Lord suffers with those who suffer and weeps with those who weep; we, too, stand alongside them now in whatever pain, distress or sorrow is engulfing them, and we pray that they may be comforted.

  5. The Lord’s death and resurrection proclaim the message of hope amongst the tears of our grieving for those who have died. May they be welcomed into the eternal light of the kingdom.

Published on: 07-09-2019

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Sept 1, 2019

  1. As the body constantly breathes, may the Church, the body of Christ, constantly pray, breathing God’s life into all its members and activities.

  2. As a new week begins in our world, may wrong priorities be challenged and adjusted, may our societies reflect God’s concern for righteousness, true justice and responsive love, and may all leaders grow in humility, attentive to the needs of those they serve.

  3. As we call to mind our loved ones, all who depend on us, and those on whom we depend, all with whom we laugh, cry, work or play, cleanse and refresh our relationships and give us greater love, understanding and forgiveness.

  4. We think of those who are in prison, locked in cells or depression or dysfunctional bodies; we think of those in hospital wards and accident centers, those unable to reach medical help and those on long waiting-lists for operations; as we think of them all, we pray for them all.

  5. We remember the dying and those who love them; we remember those whose earthly life has come to an end, and we commend them to God’s undying love.

Published on: 31-08-2019