Intercessions May 21, 2017

INTERCESSIONS. SIXTH SUNDAY of EASTERTIDE [A]. May 21st., 2017.

Priest: Let us pray for the Church and the world in Jesus Christ, who through the Holy Spirit is a universal presence.

Reader: For the Church, that we may not hide the Gospel of Christ, but like the deacon Philip may seek occasions to make it known, let us pray to the Lord [pause]:
Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

For our nation in preparation for the General Election, that the Holy Spirit may be our guide, leading us to decisions which are thoughtful and well-informed, let us pray to the Lord [pause]:
Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

For orphans and widows, that in the Holy Spirit they may find comfort through people of good will, to support and befriend them, let us pray to the Lord [pause]:
Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

For those sitting examinations, that the Holy Spirit may be beside them to enable them to give of their best whatever the result, let us pray to the Lord [pause]:
Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

May Our Lady pray for us, and for all those who lives are still lived in constant danger in the Middle East:

Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia,
For he whom you were worthy to bear, alleluia.
Has risen, as he said, alleluia;
Pray for us to God, alleluia.
Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia,
For the Lord is risen indeed, alleluia.

Let us pray in silence for our own intentions:

Priest: Heavenly Father, may your Holy Spirit guide our prayer, that we may not see prayer as a drudge but as something liberating and energising; we ask this in the name of the one ever-faithful in prayer, your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.