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Prayers Of The Faithful
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.
9/10 September 2017 

PRIEST

Dear friends, Jesus taught us to pray to be forgiven even as we forgive others. With Jesus' own spirit of mercy let us pray for the whole of God's creation.

 

READER

 

  • May we be agents of God’s mercy and forgiveness, not just as individuals but also as families, communities and nations.

(PAUSE)               Kind and merciful God, hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For the children from Mother of God School who will receive Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time this weekend: May this be a blessed time for them and their families and may this great gift be their strength throughout their lives.

(PAUSE)               Kind and merciful God, hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • This week we celebrate the feast of the Korean Martyrs of the 19th century. At this time of intense danger for all living in the Korean peninsula, let us join with the members of our Korean Community here in Ivanhoe to pray for the safety of their countrymen and women, and for wise counsel among all leaders so peace will come to that troubled region.

(PAUSE)               Kind and merciful God, hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • This week, the spacecraft Cassini will end its 20 year life by a dramatic dive into the planet Saturn, after travelling nearly 50 billion miles negotiating Saturn’s rings. As we try to get our minds around this amazing event, let us pray in gratitude for the skill of all who contributed to this project and stand in awe of the God of all creation.

(PAUSE)               Kind and merciful God, hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For Bill Stephen, Peter Hainsworth, Claire O’Neill, John Moloney, Barry Townsin, Sr. Jacquelyn Bender, Lucy Cust, Ronnie Kozak, Ann Kuhn, Joe Markham, Maria Mascia, Sheila Kinden, Nazha Shamieh, Dan and Brenda McMahon and all who are sick or in need at this time.

(PAUSE)               Kind and merciful God, hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • That the mercy of God may free those who have died from sin and lead them to eternal life, especially Peter Fleming, Michael Thomas, Nell Ryan, Alfio Nibali, and all departed family and friends.

(PAUSE)               Kind and merciful God, hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 


PRIEST 

God of all kindness and mercy, on the cross of Calvary your Son reconciled heaven and earth. Open our hearts in thanksgiving for your goodness and make us instruments of your peace. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

"Forgive us our trespassers as we forgive those who trespass against us"
-The Lord's Prayer