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Prayers Of The Faithful
33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)
 17/16 November 2018

PRIEST

Dear friends, with watchful hearts, we look for Christ’s return in glory. As we wait let us pray for the whole created world to be brought to fulfilment.

 

READER

  • We give thanks for the right to elect our leaders, a right hardly won and greatly prized in so many parts of the world. In casting our votes for the Victorian election, may we not focus on what is good for us but what will benefit the whole community, especially the most vulnerable.

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

 

  • For the people of California where wild fires are raging and many are risking their lives in the struggle to protect life and property. As summer approaches here may we all take responsibility to keep ourselves and others safe.  

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

 

  • For Easton Jones baptised this weekend, give him a new birth to eternal life through water and the Holy Spirit.   

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

 

  • For all who were caught up in the act of terrorism which shocked Melbourne last week. May we not be a part of the ‘blame game’ or fall into targeting particular groups but work together to create and encourage harmony.  

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

 

  • That we will listen with open minds to scientists who believe there is solid evidence that our climate is changing and that the impact is already being widely felt. May all who live in this shadow of fear, be supported and given reason to hope.

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

 

  • For Bill Stephen, Barry Townsin, Scott Moorhen, Margaret Edwards, Susan Crowe, Claire O’Neill, Fr Tom Doyle, Stefan Dabrowski, Lucy Cust, Nazha Shamieh and Dan McMahon: May they know God’s healing love through those who care for them.

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

 

  • For all who have died recently or whose anniversary occurs at this time; for those who have died in war and for departed family and friends, especially David Dyer, Paul and Camillo Campese: May all who sleep in death awaken to everlasting life.  

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

 

PRIEST  

Heavenly Father, by your Word you brought all things to birth, and by your Word you call them home to you. Keep us true to the Word made flesh, through Christ our Lord.

 

“But as for that day or hour, nobody knows it,
neither the  angels of heaven, nor the son;
no one but the Father.”
- Mark 13:24-32

“In the meantime, let us engage in the battle of our
earthly existence with confident hope.”
- Fr Michael Tate (liturgyhelp.com.au)