General Intercessions for

Sixteenth Sunday of Ordered Time

 

July 21, 2024

 

Presider: Father of mercy and compassion, hear our prayers as we pray... for your assistance in achieving justice, peace, and receive the grace to be vigorous in our pursuit of truth.

 

Deacon/ Lector/ Cantor: Please respond: “Lord, hear our prayer.”

 

1.That Pope Francis, our bishop _______, all clergy and laity be graced with the spiritual gifts they need to establish God’s justice, peace, and truth, we pray...

 

2. That the wars currently destroying our world will come to a just end preserving the sovereignty of nations and their citizens successful in rebuilding their homeland, we pray...

 

3. That families struggling with poverty be lifted up by access to health care, to work providing adequate income, and education, we pray...

 

4. That educators, politicians, and clergy have empathy for those lacking leadership and work arduously to enrich persons and families to grow the God given dignity and worth of each, we pray...

 

5. That professionals dedicated to raising clients to physical, mental, and social and economic health succeed in their dedicated service, we pray...

 

6. That our parish provide support to persons who are isolated, lonely, and lacking in companionship, we pray...

 

7. That members of our religious and secular communities, who died this past week and those who will die this day be comforted and encouraged by their community and the clergy who serve them, we pray...

 

8. Let us pause to offer the pains, joys, and anxieties in our families and in our hearts to the Lord during this offertory (pause) we pray...

 

Presider: Lord may your family gathered in prayer and worship recognize the need for encouragement and support of others. May our faithful come to their rescue and bring them the love of our savior Jesus Christ. We beg this of you in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Spirit now and forever.

 

Response: Amen.