Intercessions November 4, 2018

INTERCESSIONS. 31st. SUNDAY in ORDINARY TIME [B]. November 4th., 2018.

Priest: Let us pray for the Church and for the world, through Jesus Christ, who came to serve his Father’s creation on earth and to offer him perfect praise.

Reader: For the Church, that we may offer our hearts to God the Father in prayer, and to our neighbour in service [pause]:
Lord, hear us: Lord, graciously hear us.

For our Government, that they may focus whole-heartedly on the burning issues of the day which are causes of public concern, let us pray to the Lord [pause]:
Lord, hear us: Lord, graciously hear us.

For our twinned diocese of Bamenda, that this region, now plagued by rivalries and violence, may again be able to offer to God a sacrifice of peace, let us pray to the Lord [pause]:
Lord, hear us: Lord, graciously hear us.

For those who mourn the loss of those they love, that they may have confident trust in God the Father, the source of the resurrection of Jesus Christ his Son, let us pray to the Lord [pause]:
Lord, hear us: Lord, graciously hear us.

May Mary, who prayed at the Cross in sorrow but in hope, pray for us now:

SALVE REGINA
Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy
Hail our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us,
and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
Priest: Pray for us, O holy Mother of God
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us now pray in silence for our own intentions [silence]:

Priest: Heavenly Father, may your Holy Spirit guide our prayer, that while we cannot pray outwardly for every intention, we may still wish your blessing on the full scope of your creation; this we ask in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.