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Prayers Of The Faithful
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B
21 January 2018

PRIEST

Dear friends, the kingdom of God is always close at hand, and the time is always right to take the good news to heart.  At this moment of grace let us pray for all the world’s needs.

 

READER

  • For those who feel drawn to live the gospel radically, that some will take the path to priestly service or religious life and others to prophetic witness as lay faithful.

(PAUSE)               With trust and hope we pray: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For the church as a whole, that it will repent of its sins, especially those of sexual abuse, and become a more transparent sign of the teachings of Jesus.   

(PAUSE)               With trust and hope we pray: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For the people of Australia, that the observance of Australia Day this week will stimulate reflection on the state of the nation and advance the cause of indigenous inclusion and humane treatment of asylum seekers.  

(PAUSE)               With trust and hope we pray: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For the people of Yemen and Syria and all who live with violence, disease and famine.

(PAUSE)               With trust and hope we pray: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For Ava Cincotta baptised at Mother of God this weekend: Together with her family may she be drawn ever more deeply into our community of faith.

(PAUSE)               With trust and hope we pray: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For Kathleen Dowling, Jill O’Neill, Pauline Solomon, Barry Townsin, Esther Geiran, Peter Hainsworth, Claire O’Neill, Lucy Cust, Ronnie Kozak, Joe Markham, Nazha Shamieh, Dan and Brenda McMahon, and all who are sick or in need at this time.

(PAUSE)               With trust and hope we pray: Lord, hear our prayer

 

  • For all who have died recently or whose anniversary occurs at this time, and departed family and friends, especially Maria Egan and Rosa Musso, may they take their place at the banquet of eternal life.

(PAUSE)               With trust and hope we pray: Lord, hear our prayer

 

PRIEST                                                                                 

Saving God, from generation to generation you call your people to walk in your ways.  Forgive our refusal to heed your call, and return us to the path of life traced out for us by Jesus. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

As a New Year begins many people take time to reflect on their manner of living and to make resolutions to change aspects of their life. While making resolutions for the New Year can be trivialised, the custom does reflect what the Gospel is describing – make a change in your life. If you desire the path of God, then reconfigure the road-map of your life.

© Mary Coloe

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