Prayers of the faithful (28 November 2020)
Let us pray that God’s ways may be known on earth, and all people my experience his saving help.
We pray for those in our parish who are facing huge difficulties, almost too difficult to bear.
We pray for our parish community : that our celebration of Advent may awaken our religious practice from the sleep of habit and routine
We have gathered here as a priestly people. : Let us pray for the gift of peace and serenity in our lives. May we discover a kingdom beyond the powers of this world
Let us pray for those who are finding life difficult: that they may know the power of God in their difficulties.
Let us pray for those who have positions of power in this world, that they recognise that there is an order in creation and respect and value it
We are gathered here as a priestly people, so let us pray for those who have lost hope, lost faith and lost courage
We are gathered here as a priestly people, so let us pray for all in our parish, our families and friends, that we may meet in the Kingdom that God has prepared for us
For those who are suffering in the pandemic We pray for those who are working to alleviate their suffering. May they know comfort themselves
We pray for those suffering from anxiety and depression. May they find strength and support through serious commitment to prayer and the sacraments
For our loved ones who have gone before us: that they may enjoy the fulfilment of Christ’s promise that he has gone to prepare a place for us in his Father’s house.
As we thank God for the gift of Jesus to our world, we call to mind all those who have special claim to our prayers at this time
For Pope Francis, the bishops and all those entrusted with leadership in the church : that they may guide us wisely on our journey through life.
God of power and love, look with compassion on us who are disciples of your Son. Keep us watchful in prayer and true to his teaching, till his glory is revealed