Prayer of the Faithful

Third Sunday of Lent (C)

 

PRIEST:         In this most Holy Season of Lent, we present to our Heavenly Father our prayers and petitions.

 

 

READER:      We pray for the Church, for our Pope and our Bishop. May they bear goof fruit by their words and actions and the lead the Church in the path of truth.

 

Priest: Lord hear us…

 

READER:      We pray for our country, for our Queen and her Government. In this disturbed time, may all work together for the common good, and may the poor and weak never be forgotten.

 

Priest: Lord hear us…

 

READER:      We pray for those whose lives have been affected by war, disaster or terrorism. May all people seek peace and an end to conflict.

 

Priest: Lord hear us…

 

READER:      We pray for all those throughout the world preparing for the sacraments at this time. We pray for our children preparing for their first confession and Holy Communion; and all who will be confirmed and received into the Church this Eastertide.

 

Priest: Lord hear us…

 

READER:      Together with the whole diocese we pray for the Parishes and Priest of the Sacred Heart in Minehead and St Stanislaus in Dulverton.

 

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 John Love and Edmund Beckingham, 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.