Prayers of the faithful for 17 March

Prayers of the Faithful – 17/18 March 2019

Priest: Introduction

For the Church …..

Especially for the intentions of Pope Francis, that Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For our Parish ….

Especially those undertaking ASK.  May they, and all at St Teresa’s, experience a deepening of faith as we continue our common Lenten journey of enlightenment and purification.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for ourselves …..

That through our Lenten journey of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, God will deepen our love for our sisters and brothers living in poverty.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for CAFOD ….

That they may be a sign of God’s light and goodness in our world, and a beacon of hope for the most vulnerable.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

For the sick and those who mourn

We ask, Lord, that you watch over those who are sick.  Give strength to all who care for the sick and dying and give eternal rest to those who have died.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Now let us pray, in silence, for our own needs and intentions.

We bring these, and all our prayers, to the intercession of our mother Mary as we say Hail Mary ………………

Priest: Concluding prayer