Sunday's Prayer of the Faithful

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July 26/27th 2014

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

Cel ----- Gathered as community in the name of Jesus Christ we pray in confidence in his name

 

That the Lord will bring peace to the troubled parts of the Middle East and that justice and human rights will be respected by those caught up in violence. Lord hear us

 

That families and children who are affected by the violence and bloodshed in Israel, Gaza, Syria, and Iraq will receive the assistance they need and that there will be an end to hatred and violence. Lord hear us

 

For all who lost their lives in the air disaster in the Ukraine, for their relative and friends, and for a lasting peace in the world, Lord hear us

 

For an increase of faith in our country on this Croagh Patrick weekend, when we commemorate St Patrick and our ancestors in faith, and for the safety of the pilgrims, Lord hear us

 

For all who have died, especially  ---------------- who died recently,  and for all whose anniversaries occur at this time; may they enjoy the eternal happiness of heaven, Lord hear us

 

Let us pray:

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

Where there is injury, pardon;

Where there is discord, harmony;

Where there is error, truth;

Where there is doubt, faith;

Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light;

And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek

To be consoled as to console;

To be understood as to understand;

To be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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