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Prayers Of The Faithful
15th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)
 15 July 2018

PRIEST

Dear friends, the untold riches of God’s grace have been bestowed upon us in Christ. Freed and forgiven, let us pray for the needs of the whole world.


READER

  • Today’s Gospel readings make clear God's loving purpose for humankind as manifest for us in Christ. We are also told that nothing evangelises like the witness of a joyful, loving, welcoming infectious faith. Like Amos may we respond by simply being who we are, and sharing with all we encounter the faith we have and live. 

(PAUSE)  Lord hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • Whilst saddened by the death of a rescue diver the whole world rejoices at the successful cave rescue of 12 young Thai soccer players and their coach. May we be encouraged by the strength of the rescued and rescuers alike, and that this event has provoked a strong unified sense of international good-will and support.

(PAUSE)  Lord hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • The worst Japanese floods in decades have left at least 180 dead, 70 missing and 8.4 million people evacuated. In praying for all those affected may we be reminded that for all people of the world the future is unknown, and the time to care for human suffering and vulnerability is always.             (PAUSE)  Lord hear us: Lord, hear our prayer.

 

  • A new book by Fr Brendan Reed "Engaging with the hopes of Parishes" and the "Proclaim 2018" Conference in Brisbane this week serve respectively to create engaged parishes as the future model in a changed world. May we all work together towards renewal of our Church.        
(PAUSE)  Lord hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For Margaret Rush, Robert Fisher, Pat Lane, Freda Higgins, Susan Crowe, Claire O’Neill, Fr Tom Doyle, Stefan Dabrowski, Rob McKeree, Lucy Cust, Nazha Shamieh, Dan McMahon, and all who are sick or in need at this time.                                                                                                (PAUSE)  Lord hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • We pray for all who have died recently or whose anniversary occurs at this time, and departed family and friends, especially Fred Jackson, Joan Knight, Jill Brophy, Bruno and Maria Erbrederis, Frank Ryan, Esther Robb. May they be welcomed by the God who makes all things new.                           (PAUSE)  Lord hear us: Lord, hear our prayer

 

PRIEST                                                                                              

Holy God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, since the dawn of time you have blessed us with the glory of your grace. Help us to know and live by the wisdom of your love. We ask this through Christ our Lord.  We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

“Nothing evangelises like
the witness of a
joyful, loving, welcoming, infectious faith.
And a whole world of other resources can never make up
for  such personal testimony if it is missing”

- Break Open The Word