Intercessions March 10, 2019

INTERCESSIONS. 1st. SUNDAY of LENT [C]. March 10th., 2019

Priest: Let us pray for the Church and the world, through Jesus Christ, who entered fully into our humanity, save only in sin.

Reader: For all Christians, that in our prayer we may know the Father’s nearness, in our fasting we may honour his Creation, and in our works of charity we may see God’s image in all, let us pray to the Lord [pause]:
Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

For the needy and hungry of the world whom we support this coming week through CAFOD, that their emptiness and anxiety may be turned into healthy food and drink, let us pray to the Lord [pause]:
Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

For political leaders at home and abroad, that the search for personal promotion may be replaced by a concern for universal peace and justice, let us pray to the Lord [pause]:
Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

For young people, that any tendency to make rash decisions may be replaced by a judicious understanding of who, in depth, they really are, let us pray to the Lord [pause]:
Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

May Our Lady pray for us, for our Members of Parliament in this important week, for the people of Sudan who seem to be edging closer to a renewed conflict:

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 pray in silence for our own intentions:

Priest & People: LENTEN PRAYER of St. EPHREM:

O Lord and Master of my life, give me not a spirit of sloth, despondency, lust for power or idle talk; but give to me, your servant, a spirit of sobriety, humility, patience and love.

O Lord and King, allow me to see my own sins, and not to judge my brother, for blessed are you for ever and ever, Amen.