Prayer of the Faithful

St Michael the Archangel

 

PRIEST:         With the Angels and Saints we turn to our All-Powerful Father for the needs of the Church and of the world.

 

READER:      We pray for the Church: for Francis our Pope and Declan our Bishop. May they defend the faith which has been given to them, and never give up the fight against the forces of darkness which would destroy it.

Priest: Lord hear us…

 

READER:      We pray for our Queen and her Government. May they see the face of God in the poorest and weakest, and defend all those who are in need.

Priest: Lord hear us…

 

READER:      We pray for all who are bringing in the harvest. May all people in our world have enough to eat and drink, and may none suffer in mind or body.

Priest: Lord hear us…

 

READER:      We pray for our armed forces. May all warfare may cease, and all strive for peace and reconciliation.

Priest: Lord hear us…

 

READER:      We join with the whole diocese in praying for the Priest and people of the parishes of St Joseph in Bridgwater and Our Lady and the English Martyrs in Burnham on Sea.

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 Tony Digregorio, and those whose anniversaries occur at this time, and all 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 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.

 

 

PRIEST:         Heavenly Father, hear these our prayers and grant them if they are in accordance with you will, for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.