Prayer of the Faithful

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL;    20th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME,  Year A

 

Priest:             Jesus was sent by God his Father to the chosen people first of all. But anyone who cried out to him received a loving answer.

 

Reader:          We cry to Jesus in our need, for our children and for ourselves. May he free us from all that distresses us, that we may sleep in peace at night time.   

Priest:             Jesus, Son of David,

Response:   have pity on us.  

 

Reader:          The woman in today’s gospel had a child who was hyperactive. We pray to Jesus to give strength and patience to all parents of handicapped children.   May neighbours and friends be sympathetic.

Priest:             Jesus, Son of David,

Response:   have pity on us.

 

Reader:          When we ourselves are asked for help, may we not think first of our own inconvenience, but of the distress of the one asking.

Priest:             Jesus, Son of David,

Response:   have pity on us.

 

Reader:          Jesus speaks of ‘the bread of the children’. Our Holy Communion is just that: through baptism we have each our own place at God’s table, and we are given the bread of the children.

Priest:             Jesus, Son of David,

Response:   have pity on us.

  

Reader:          We pray for all those people in the world who do not have faith in a loving God. May all those who live in fear and darkness find comfort and peace of heart. May their lives be filled with gratitude.

Priest:             Jesus, Son of David,

Response:   have pity on us.

 

Reader:          Silently we thank Jesus for giving us the bread of the children.

Few moments silence.  

Mary, you pondered in your heart the actions of God.

HAIL MARY……

 

Priest:             Father, your table has room for countless children. We thank you for inviting us, through Christ our Lord

Amen.