Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
Brothers and sisters, we now turn to God in prayer, for the needs of the Church and the whole world.
We pray for the church - Pope Francis, Bishops, Priests, Deacons, Religious and laity. May we all be fruitful labourers in the vineyard of the Lord, bearing justice, integrity and love to all.
Lord, hear us.
We pray for those who lead and govern the nations of this world. May the Holy Spirit guide them to be wise in their judgements and honest in all that they do, so that fear, hatred and oppression may give way to reconciliation, peace and harmony. Lord, hear us.
We pray for all those in economic difficulties; for those who have been made redundant; for those whose incomes are reduced, for those whose self-esteem has been taken away; for those who have lost hope. May we support each other in prayer and practise and work together for the good of all.
Lord, hear us.
We pray for the work of CAFOD, that it may continue its work with children around the world, many of whom know only pain, despair and survival, to be enabled to reach their full potential and look to the future with hope. Lord, hear us..
We pray for those who have died. May the light of Christ draw them to Him that their sins may be forgiven and eternal peace be theirs in His presence. Lord, hear us.
In this month of the Rosary, we turn to Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, asking her to join our prayers with hers as we say: Hail Mary
Let us pray quietly for our own personal intentions.
God, our loving Father, we ask you to hear our prayers which we make in faith, hope and love and in the name of Jesus Christ , your Son, our Lord and Saviour. Amen.