Intercessions February 10, 2019

INTERCESSIONS. 5th. SUNDAY in ORDINARY TIME [C]. February 10, 2019.

Priest: Let us pray for the Church and the world through Jesus Christ, who cares for his Father’s creation in ways which go beyond our understanding.

Reader: For the Church, that Christians may be generous in honouring the Holy Trinity and serving their neighbour, just as the Holy Trinity is generous towards us, let us pray to the Lord [pause]:
Lord, have mercy: Lord, have mercy.

For our Government, that they may seek to come together in generous unanimity, setting aside sectarian disputes at this time of national concern, let us pray to the Lord [pause]:
Lord, have mercy: Lord, have mercy.

For those whose work is unrewarding and underpaid, that the dignity of their labour may be fully and generously appreciated, let us pray to the Lord [pause]:
Lord, have mercy: Lord, have mercy.

For those who have lost their jobs, often after years of service, that there may be those who will stand beside them in their feeling of emptiness, let us pray to the Lord [pause]:
Lord, have mercy: Lord, have mercy.

May Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us, and especially for those in this parish who are sick:

AVE REGINA CAELORUM
Hail Queen of Heaven beyond compare
to whom the angels homage pay,
Hail Root of Jesse, Gate of Light
that opened for the world’s new Day.
Rejoice, O Virgin unsurpassed,
in whom our ransom was begun;
For all your loving children pray
to Christ our Saviour and your Son

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

Priest: Father, may your Holy Spirit help us as we pray, that we may approach you confidently in prayer, while acknowledging your mighty and your glory through an attitude of humble reverence; this we ask through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.