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GENERAL INTERCESSIONS

 

31st Sunday of Year A

 

4th/5th November 2017

 

 

 

Priest:         Jesus highlights the need for greater HUMILITY and SERVICE within the community.  We pray now for Service and Charity in the Church, in the community and in our hearts …

 

 

 

Reader:      

 

1.                 We pray for each person gathered today in prayer: as we hear Jesus criticising the Pharisees for their hypocrisy, we pray that we might reflect on our need to serve our community rather than impose our own wishes upon others.

 

LORD, HEAR US …

 

 

 

2.                 As we begin this month of November, we pray for all our deceased relatives and friends and for all who have died in tragic ways: may they all enjoy the peace of Heaven.

 

LORD, HEAR US …

 

 

 

3.                 For our world leaders who seek the path of peace in the midst of world poverty and escalating tensions between nations: may their actions help all in our world community, especially the weakest and poorest.

 

LORD, HEAR US …

 

 

 

4.                 May our efforts in charity (through the St. Vincent de Paul, the Homeless Lunch and the Foodbank) be an opportunity for each one of us to feel the love and service of Christ.

 

LORD, HEAR US …

 

 

 

5.                 In the second reading today, St. Paul talks of the Good News as “a living power among you who believe it.”  We pray for the Christian Churches throughout the world: may we pull together to show the beauty of Christ’s love.

 

LORD, HEAR US …

 

 

 

6.                  In a moment of silence we pray for our own needs … Pause …

 

LORD, HEAR US …

 

 

 

Priest:         Father of all wisdom, hear these prayers and lead us in your ways of service and love.  We ask this through the same Christ our Lord

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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