Prayer of the Faithful

The Nativity of St John the Baptist

 

PRIEST:         With joy, let us raise up our prayers and petitions to God our heavenly Father.

 

 

READER:      We pray for our Pope and for our Bishop. May they, like St John, point to Christ as the way, the truth and the life.

 

Priest: Lord hear us…

 

READER:      We pray for our Queen and her government. May they cry out against injustice and unfairness.

 

Priest: Lord hear us…

 

READER:      We pray all who have been baptised in this past year, or who are preparing for the great sacrament. May St John, who baptised the Lord in the river Jordan, fill them with a love for the Son of God.

 

Priest: Lord hear us…

 

READER:      We pray for all expectant mothers, and the children who shelter in their wombs.  May the little ones be kept safe from all harm, and their life and rights defended.

 

Priest: Lord hear us…

 

READER:      Together with the whole diocese we pray for the Priest and people of the parish of St John the Baptist in Trowbridge.

 

Priest: Lord hear us…

 

READER:      We pray for all those who are sick, at home or in hospital, especially those who are known to us. We commend to Almighty God the souls of all who have died recently, by name Mary Hilliers, those whose anniversaries occur at this time, and those who will die this day an unprepared death.

 

Priest: Lord hear us…

 

READER:      rejoicing in the fellowship of St Michael the Archangel, and all the angels and saints, we implore the intercession of Our Lady St Mary of Glastonbury, as we say … Hail Mary…

Let us pray for a moment in silence.