Prayers for 14 July (15th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Introduction (by the Presider) God’s help is near for those who turn to him, so let us present our intentions to the Lord.

  1. For Christians, that they may see God's grace at work in their lives (pause a moment for silent prayer). Lord, hear us
  2. For all who preach the message of repentance, that they may not give up (pause, then..) Lord, hear us.
  3. For those who find faith in God hard, that they may come to believe  (pause, then..) Lord, hear us.
  4. For an end to war in Ukraine and Gaza (pause, then..) Lord, hear us.
  5. For all the innocent victims of the fighting (pause, then..) Lord, hear us.
  6. For good summer weather (pause for silent prayer). Lord, hear us

The presider prays for all who have died For our friends who have died (for N who died recently and N whose anniversaries occur) (and for Irish people who died in past wars or on service of the United Nations) that they may rest in eternal peace (pause a moment for silent prayer..) Lord, hear us.

Conclusion (by the Presider)Lord God, your help is the strength of your people: accept our petitions and continue to give us your help, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.