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Prayers Of The Faithful
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.
19 November 2017

PRIEST

As Jesus faced his last days in Jerusalem, he dared his followers to venture boldly in faith. Let us take up his challenge and pray with confidence for a new world.

 

READER

  • For every human being who is poor, that this World Day of the Poor proclaimed by Pope Francis may give them new hope for the security and dignity that is their right,

(PAUSE)               Spirit of wisdom hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For Milla Dines and Georgia OSullivan baptised this weekend. Together with their families may they grow in faith within the community of the Church

(PAUSE)               Spirit of wisdom hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • That given the outcome of the same sex marriage plebiscite we may move forward to create a deeper unity and reverence for every human being across our multi-faith and multi-cultural nation together with a respect for individual conscience and diversity of views.

(PAUSE)                Spirit of wisdom hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • We give thanks for the gifts, talents and opportunities with which we have been endowed: May we heed the call in today’s Gospel to develop them for the good of our families, our community and our world.

(PAUSE)               Spirit of wisdom hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For victims of natural and man-made disasters especially those suffering the effects of the earthquake on the Iraq - Iran border, the war in Yemen and the Rohingya and Manus Island refugees.

(PAUSE)               Spirit of wisdom hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For Scott Moorhen, Julia Chiera, Peter Hainsworth, Claire O’Neill, Sr. Jacquelyn Bender, Lucy Cust, Ronnie Kozak, Ann Kuhn, Joe Markham, Nazha Shamieh, Dan and Brenda McMahon, and all who are sick or in need at this time.

(PAUSE)               Spirit of wisdom hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For those who have died recently and all whose anniversary occurs at this time, especially Sister Marie Crosbie, David Dyer, Guido Chiminello, Jessica Thawley and all departed family and friends: May they live forever as children of the light in the heavenly Jerusalem.

(PAUSE)               Spirit of wisdom hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 


PRIEST 

Almighty God and Father of mercy, you have called us out of darkness into your marvellous light. By the power of your Spirit, help us to live each day faithfully in the light of Christ.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.

“...you have shown you can be faithful in small things, I will trust you with greater..

- Matthew 25:14-30

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