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Catholic Parish Ivanhoe
 

Prayers Of The Faithful
18/19 January 2020

PRIEST

Dear friends, with John the Baptist we acclaim Jesus as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. In the power of the Spirit let us pray for the salvation of the world.

 

READER

  • For church communities around the world. May they radiate the light of Christ and be an inspiring sign of God’s saving love.

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

 

  • For victims of bushfire and drought; for firefighters and all emergency services: may those struggling to find hope and meaning in the midst of disaster find consolation in our compassionate God and the love and support of family and friends. 

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

 

  • For policy-makers in government, business and public life. May they put differences aside and work together to put effective climate change measures into action.

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

 

  • For the leaders of every nation in the Middle East. May they renounce destructive hostilities and commit themselves to negotiations for peace.

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

 

  • For all preparing for the lunar New Year this coming weekend. May they travel safely, celebrate happily with their families and be renewed in spirit.

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

 

  • For the sick and those in special need, especially Timothy McCormack and Margaret Canty: 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, those whose anniversary occurs at this time and departed family and friends, especially Linda Omizzolo. May they join the saints in praising the Lamb of God forever.

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

 

PRIEST

 

 

Merciful God, you sent your beloved Son to be servant and saviour of all. Keep our hearts open to the gift of his grace and peace. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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