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Prayers Of The Faithful
4th Sunday in Lent, Year A
26 March 2017

PRIEST

Dear friends, Jesus led the blind man on a journey of faith until he saw with the eyes of the heart. Enlightened in baptism, let us open our hearts in loving prayer for the whole world.

 

READER

  • For an appreciation of the gift of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. May we see that it is a wonderful source of grace and strength for our lives and let us pray that this reality becomes true for our Year 3 children who receive this sacrament for the first time this week.    

(PAUSE)               God of mercy and compassion: Hear our prayer

 

  • For families in Vietnam caring for disabled children. May our giving to Project Compassion this Lent enable Caritas Australia to continue supporting them through local parents’ associations.

(PAUSE)               God of mercy and compassion: Hear our prayer

 

  • For renewed sincerity as we journey towards Easter.  At this halfway point of Lent, when we are celebrating Laetare - ‘Rejoice’ Sunday, let us increase our efforts to pray, to fast and to give alms.

(PAUSE)               God of mercy and compassion: Hear our prayer

 

  • For all people and places who are touched by terrorism. As we hear of another death-dealing incident, let us pray that man’s inhumanity to man will be replaced, all over the world, by the light and the love of Christ. 

(PAUSE)               God of mercy and compassion: Hear our prayer

 

  • For Ken Edebohls, Nunziata Di Tanno, Joe Markham, Antonio Saggese, Lucy Cust, Ann Kuhn, Skye Cotu, Maria Mascia, Sheila Kinden, Nazha Shamieh, Dan and Brenda McMahon and all who are in need at this time - and for all who care for them.

(PAUSE)               God of mercy and compassion: Hear our prayer

 

  • For the eternal rest and peace of all who have died recently; and for Lili Corsello,  Santi Costa, Michelle Lunn and all whose anniversaries occur at this time and all departed family and friends.

       (PAUSE)              God of mercy and compassion: Hear our prayer

 

PRIEST 


Holy God and Father of light, we praise and thank you for the gift of faith. Help us to follow closely in the footsteps of your Son and walk as children of light. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.



Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year A
 26 March 2017
“You were darkness once,
but now you are light
in the Lord
"

Letter of St Paul to the Ephesians 5:8-14