24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (15~16/9/2018)
- That we may all learn to think God’s way and desire to do his will above everything else; that we may be ready to suffer if necessary, and put ourselves out, and do that cheerfully, considering it a privilege. We pray to the Lord.
- That the craving to be most powerful may be transformed into a yearning for mutual respect and harmony; that wealth may not shout louder than right, and the whisper of truth may be heard above the clamour of expediency. We pray to the Lord.
- That within our homes and places of work we may practice self-discipline in all that we say, and in the way it is said, using our mouths to speak wisely and positively with love in both hearts and voices. We pray to the Lord.
- That those whose bodies or spirits are heavy with suffering may be given courage and hope, ease from the pain, and healing to wholeness. That we may know how best to help them. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who have died in faith may rise to eternal life, and that we may so live on earth that we are all prepared for meeting the Father face to face in heaven. We pray to the Lord.
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (8~9/9/2018)
- In gratitude for the richness and diversity of each unique identity, we pray for the separate members of this Body of Christ, and our corporate nature, that we may be filled at every level with the living breath of God. We pray to the Lord.
- In gratitude for the beauty and variety of our landscapes and cultures, all over the world; for starscapes and the wilderness of space, we pray that we may cherish and respect this universe we inhabit, and respect all those who look or sound different from ourselves. We pray to the Lord.
- In gratitude for the hope each newborn child brings; for the gentle gifts of laughter and friendship, thoughtfulness and sympathy, we pray that our eyes may see all others with God’s affection. We pray to the Lord.
- In gratitude for the patient endurance of so many who suffer so much, we pray that they may come to know Christ’s wholeness and refreshing, his upholding and healing. We pray to the Lord.
- In gratitude for the promise of mercy triumphing over judgement, we commend to God’s love for ever our own loved ones who have died. We pray to the Lord.
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (1~2/9/2018)
- Aware of our temptation to place our trust in rules and traditions, we pray for a release in the Church of such a desire to serve the living God that nothing is allowed to get in the way of that. We pray to the Lord.
- We recognize in ourselves the universal dangerous wants and cravings which are cultivated because they make money. May we have such a loathing of evil that there will be international co-operation and individual responsibility in fighting it and building one another up in love.. We pray to the Lord.
- May our home, schools and churches reflect and engender the Godly values of mutual care, respect and responsibility, of integrity and forgiveness. We pray to the Lord.
- We stand alongside all who are hurting in body, mind or spirit; all who need courage, support and practical help. May we be willing to become part of God’s answer to our prayers for them. We pray to the Lord.
- We commit to the Father’s keeping those who have died to this life; that, freed from all pain, and forgiven, they may live in the peace and joy of heaven. We pray to the Lord.
21th Sunday in Ordinary Time (25~26/8/2018)
- We pray for those whose faith is being challenged or undermined by inner doubts and outside influences. We pray for those who build up our faith and all who strive to proclaim the Gospel in language that people understand.. We pray to the Lord.
- We pray for our torn and fragmented world, wrestling to equate the deep yearning for peace with the instinctive urge for gratification and power; that many may have the courage to walk God’s way. We pray to the Lord.
- We pray for our loved ones; for those who lift our hearts and those who turn our hair grey. We pray for those we instinctively warm to and those with whom there are frequent misunderstandings. We pray to the Lord.
- We pray for those who are marginalized, scorned or rejected; for those isolated through illness or imprisonment; for those who feel that no one understands. May the Lord surround them all with such love that they may know they are precious. We pray to the Lord.
- We pray for those approaching death, that through our prayers they may know themselves accompanied with love on their journey. We pray for those who have died, that they may come to know the full joy of heaven. We pray to the Lord.