Catholic Parish of Ivanhoe

Prayers Of The Faithful
25th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)
 23 September 2018

PRIEST

Dear friends, to follow in the way of Jesus is to put ourselves at the service of all. In that spirit let us pray for the needs of the whole human family.

 

READER

  • For leaders in politics, business and the churches. May they put their power at the service of a just and compassionate society.

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

 

  • For all who serve the needy through the St Vincent de Paul Society. May their practical assistance help needy people break free from hardship.  

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

 

  • That children all around the world will be welcomed, loved and kept safe and for children whose lives are blighted by constant warfare, such as Yemen and Syria.   

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

 

  • For our local Korean community celebrating the feast of the Korean Martyrs and for the leaders of North and South Korea who are meeting at present that they will reach a long overdue peace settlement for the Korean peninsula.

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

 

  • That those who are entrusted with leading the Royal Commission into Aged Care will base their deliberations on a respect for the senior members of our society, appreciating the contribution they have made to our society and ensuring  that their future needs are met in respectful and caring ways.

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

 

  • For Pat Lane, 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, and departed family and friends, especially Tony Joske and Alfio Nibali: May they share forever in the glory of the risen Lord.  

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

 

PRIEST    

All-loving God, your Son Jesus came among us, not to be served but to serve. Purify our hearts from self-serving ambition and fill us with the spirit of mercy. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

“If anyone wants
to be first,
he must make himself
last of all
and servant of all”
- Mark 9:30-37