The Father knows both our gifts as a congregation and the needs of those in this parish; we ask him to bless our ministry in this place, to strengthen and encourage all Church leaders and to deepen our faith and sure hope.
We pray that the Father may heal our nation and all the nations of what is in the past and still corrodes the present, so that we may build on good foundations and learn to govern ourselves with honesty, respect for one another and sensitivity to needs.
We pray that the Father may be present in the daily living of our homes and in all our relationships, and make us more trustworthy in our friendships, and strengthen our resolve to live our faith in action.
We call to mind all whose capacity to trust has been damaged; for those who are victims of injustice or corruption; for the very young and the very old, the frail, the vulnerable and the bereaved.
We remember those who have completed their earthly life in faith and have now seen the Lord face to face. May they know the peace of eternity; we too look forward to sharing that life of joy.
Published on: 09-08-2019