Prayer of the Faithful

 

 

 

Third Sunday through the Year (B)

 

PRIEST:         As we come to worship the living God, let us present to our Heavenly Father our prayers and petitions.

 

READER:      We pray for the Church of Christ. May those who lead her never fear to proclaim that the Kingdom of God is close at hand.

Priest: Lord hear us…

 

READER:      We pray for our country, for our Queen and her Government. May they defend the rights and dignity of all human life, and protect those who are most vulnerable in society.

Priest: Lord hear us…

 

READER:      In the week of prayer for the unity of Christians, we pray for our sister Churches of the East and all communities of Christians. May all, one day, come to visible unity in Christ and His Church.

Priest: Lord hear us…

 

READER:      We pray for all areas of the world torn apart by hatred and war. May those whose lives have been ripped apart be comforted and given strength by God.

Priest: Lord hear us…

 

READER:      We join with the whole diocese in praying for the Abbot and community of Downside Abbey.

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, 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.

 

 

Fourth Sunday through the Year (B)

 

PRIEST:         Knowing of our dependence on the Lord, let us present to our Heavenly Father our prayers and petitions.

 

READER:      We pray for the Church of Christ; the Pope and our Bishop. May they teach with the authority of Christ, always upholding the truth which comes from God.

Priest: Lord hear us…

 

READER:      We pray for our country, for our Queen and her Government. In all they do, may they care for the poor and weak, and defend and encourage honour and dignity.

Priest: Lord hear us…

 

READER:      We pray for those who work in business and manufacturing. May their work give them pride and a sense of accomplishment.

Priest: Lord hear us…

 

READER:      We pray for all areas of the world ravaged by war and terrorism. May those caught up in conflict be protected from harm.

Priest: Lord hear us…

 

READER:      We join with the whole diocese in praying for the Priest and people of St Stanislaus in Dulverton, and the Sacred Heart in Minehead.

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, 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.