Weekly Intercessions

The Prayer of the Faithful

The 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

For the Church; grant to your Church stability and peace, guarding the treasure of this present time yet always knowing that at last the things of this world will pass away.

We ask you to bless our Diocese; Bishop Martin; Fr John; Fr Norman and all the clergy.

Lord, in your mercy;

Hear our prayer

 

For the world; O God, the creator and preserver of all, we pray for people in every kind of need; make your ways known on earth, your saving health among all nations.

 

We continue to pray for all war-torn areas of the world, as we continue to uphold the peoples of Syria; Afghanistan; Iraq; Yemen; South Sudan and Libya.

 

Lord, in your mercy;

Hear our prayer

 

For this community and Parish; bless us in our families with shared love and loyalty at all times.  Give us patience and wisdom in meeting neighbours and colleagues who are hostile to us.  Make us more considerate of others and more appreciative of those who work for the good of this community.

 

Lord, in your mercy;

Hear our prayer

  

For all who suffer in mind, body or spirit; Blessed Lord, who has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows: hear our prayers for all that are in trouble and distress.  Draw them to yourself that they may find the comfort and strength which only you can give.

 

We pray for all those on our parish prayer list and for those who have asked our prayers.

Lord, in your mercy;

Hear our prayer

 

For the faithful departed; have mercy on those who have died and grant them peace and new life in your Kingdom where there is no more pain or suffering.

 

We remember those who mourn as we pray for those who have recently died; those who in their lifetime shared in the sacred ministry and served this parish; those who have worshipped at these altars; those who have died unprepared for their passing; those known to God alone and those whose anniversaries of death occur at this time, remembering especially

Lily Goodwin and Hilda Walker.

 

Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord. And let light perpetual shine upon them
May they rest in peace. And rise in glory.

 

Rejoicing in the fellowship of St Barnabas; St Agnes; St Philip; St Cecilia; Ss Wilfrid and Hilda and Mary, who followed Jesus even to the Cross, we commend ourselves and all Christian people to your unfailing love as we say together: Hail Mary…

 

In a moment of silence, we bring before the throne of grace our particular needs, concerns and petitions.

 

 

Prayer Group

Rose Orr runs a prayer group meeting once a month in her flat.

We would really love more people to join us.

The meetings take the form of looking at a saint of the day, possibly a tiny bible study, then praying for people and situations, followed by a cup of tea.

The meetings start at 14.30 and last about an hour and a half.

Please talk to Rose Orr if you are interested in joining.

Dates can be found on the Parish Events page.

 

Years Mind

Let us pray for those whose anniversaries fall at this time:

(17)Lily Goodwin, Hilda Walker,  Roy Watson, (19) Don Franks, (20) Emily Watson, Eva Mansfield, Brenda Payne, Ian Blair; Bobbie Bell, (21) Ivy Carpenter & (22) Richard Hill

 

REMEMBER CHRISTIAN SOUL

That you have this day and every day of your life

God to glorify,

Jesus to imitate,

The Angels and Saints to invoke,

A soul to save,

A body to mortify,

Sins to repent of,

Virtues to acquire,

Hell to avoid,

Heaven to gain,

Eternity to prepare for,

Time to profit by,

Neighbours to edify,

The world to despise,

Devils to combat,

Passions to subdue,

Death, perhaps, to suffer,

And judgment to undergo.