Past Sunday Prayers

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 12th 2021

I love You, Lord, for You always hear
the cry of my appeal
You give me strength
when I am weak

You show me how to live my life of faith through love
Your love surrounds me,
shields and protects me from harm
Your hand gently wipes away
my tears of sorrow and distress

With You as my guide I find my way back
to life, truth and happiness
I love You, Lord, for You have heard
the sigh of my relief
Amen

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 5th 2021

In the silence of our hearts we pray for healing
May all impediments to health be removed
by the touch of Your holy hand

Lord Jesus, You do not judge us by our standards
We judge each other without knowing the facts
We are unaware of our own prejudices

It is time to pray for healing the rifts between us
which cause chasms to appear before us
We become separated from God
because we fall into bad ways
and are unable to climb out

Lord, help us to see You, to hear You
And to understand the wisdom of Your words
Amen

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 29th 2021

The closer we are to You, Lord,
the purer our intentions become
When our intentions are good
then our actions are wholly in line with Your will

Goodness comes from the love that fills our hearts
Take my heart, Lord, into Your heart
So that the love I have for You spreads out into the world
in acts of loving kindness

Do not let sadness pervade my being
The world can be a very sad place indeed
when people do not love or care for one another
Let my heart be full of joy and happiness
at the sight of the good things in the world
Amen

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 22nd 2021

Jesus Lord, You are the Word of God
You are the Spirit of life
You enable us to live good and purposeful lives
Who else do we need to look for?

All our searching and longing for life ends with You
With You we have the way to achieve a peaceful life
Through You we can reach Our Father in Heaven
We come to You through the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist

We believe You are the Son of God
We know You give us the food and drink of eternal life
Jesus, You are the Holy One of God
Amen

Sunday, August 15th 2021

THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

Beloved Mother of God
Humble and strong at the same time
Immaculate and Holy
You are the means by which God fulfilled His promise to redeem us

You are filled with God’s grace and you reach out to every single one of us
Thankyou for the graces we receive through your intercession
God rewarded you, eternally, and took you back into His loving arms
We pray to be rewarded in the same way,
through the love and mercy of Jesus Christ Our Lord
Amen

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 8th 2021

Lord, You are the source of life
All life comes from You
You created us in Your image
We thank You for Your Great Love

Lord, Your love sustains us
The Bread of Life is Your Body
In You we have the reason for life
You give our life a meaning and a valuable purpose

Let us make every day a thanksgiving act of love
The love You have for me, Lord enables me to love myself
When times are hard and I have had enough
I remember that You love me
I have the strength to go on
Your love gives me life
Amen

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 1st 2021

Lord, You give us Your Body to eat
and Your Blood to drink
We need nothing else
In order to gain eternal life

Lord, You educate us
You teach us how to live a life
that is spiritual
according to Your Father’s will

We aspire to a way of life
which is truthful and enduring
You are the source of life
You are the summit of joy and eternal happiness

When we eat Your Bread
we are given life and love everlasting
When we drink Your Blood
we become satisfied
and we need search for You no more
Amen

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 25th 2021

Lord, You give us so many wonderful gifts
Gifts of the Spirit are offered to us in abundance
All we have to do is be there
and accept them

Thank You , Lord, for Your selfless generosity
We pray to do the same with our gifts and resources
It is our duty to care for one another
To care and to behave with kindness, patience and gentleness
To feed the hungry wherever they are in the world

Lord, help us to be resourceful and generous
With our time, gifts and resources
Amen

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 18th 2021

CLOSE AND FAR

I am close to You, Lord,
when I love and serve You
Love brings people together
and the bond of love can never be broken

It may seem that separation is permanent
when I cannot see the faces of those I love,
but there is no faraway place from love

Lord, I cannot see You with my eyes,
nor hear Your voice,
but I know You are always close to me

No matter how far away we are from each other,
our love for You brings us close together
In Your presence, Lord, I know I am safe, cared for and happy
That is why we all rejoice and sing joyfully
with one voice, Thank You, Lord
Amen

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 11th 2021

It is through God’s great love
that we are given the gift of grace
The abundance of grace helps us
to live a life of peace

Our purpose in life is made clear
through the grace of wisdom
We love God and one another
the way God loves us

Jesus, You are God’s great gift of love
Through You, we learn how to be compassionate and merciful
You help us through the difficult times
Lord, give me the grace to carry out Your purpose
Amen

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 4th 2021

My weakness is Your strength, Lord
My blindness is Your sight
My humility is Your gift
My trust is Your gain

Lord, turn my pain into joy
Do not let me become sad because of the disappointments I suffer
I have to keep trying regardless of my feelings of dismay
Lord, You are my strength

I make my home in Your heart
Your love enfolds me and keeps me strong
With Your eyes I can see my purpose
Through Your Spirit I have courage to step forward
And look up to God Our Father in heaven

I pray to be strong in my times of weakness
Amen

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 27th 2021

Let us not be afraid to ask for God’s help
Our Lord Jesus is loving and kind
He sees and feels our suffering
He is aware of our pain

We have faith in You, Lord
We know You have the power to make us well again
Lord, strengthen our faith
And give us the courage to carry on

Life is a precious gift from God
Beauty surrounds us
We are part of God’s creation
Lord, each one of us, no matter what our situation,
is capable of doing great things

We pray our lives live up to God’s plan
We pray through Jesus Our Lord,
the One who heals all ills
Amen

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 20th 2021

Lord of the wind, sky and sea – bring us peace
We are frightened when we are not in control of our environment
Trouble overwhelms us
When we turn to one another,
we find we all have the same fears

Only You, Lord, have the power to bring peace into our lives
Remove our doubts and fears
We have nothing to be afraid of if we stay faithful to You
Make our faith strong, Lord,
and bring peace into our troubled lives
Amen

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 13th 2021

Lord, plant the seed of Your Word in my heart
There, deep within my heart, it grows unseen and unheard
Every day, my prayer helps the seed to grow
I pray to hear Your voice in the silence of prayer

I pray to see how to make it grow strong
I pray for Your word to reach out, far and wide, as far as it is possible to go
Lord, give me the confidence to pray daily, in everything I do and say
Let me be close to You through the prayers I make

May Your Kingdom grow and flourish in our lives
As every prayer becomes a seed of Your Word
which bursts into life
and flows out into the world
Amen

CORPUS CHRISTI
June 6th 2021

There is no greater gift than
to give one’s own life to save others,
even those who appear not to deserve
such a great sacrifice

The joy is in giving, unreservedly, so that
everyone has the same chance to be saved
So, when we pray for people we do not know,
but who have the greatest need,
we are doing as God asks us to

We are following the example of Jesus,
who made the ultimate sacrifice of His life
in service for the good of others,
and in death, He gave us God’s promise of eternal life

Thank God we have You, Lord,
You are alive – Body and Blood – for the many of us
who are alive today
You are our hope of redemption
Amen

TRINITY SUNDAY
May 30th 2021

The greatness of God goes way beyond
the scope of our imagination
We stand in awe and gaze in wonder
at the magnificence of God’s creation

We are all part of God’s created world
God does not leave us to fend for ourselves
God gives us His Spirit
to lead us along the right way

Guided by the light of truth and beauty
God Our Father gives us His Beloved Son, Jesus
To nurture us
so we become strong in faith and love

By the help of God’s grace we are led into a life
that is good and holy
We pray for the blessing of
God Our Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Amen

PENTECOST SUNDAY

May 23rd 2021

Spirit of great happiness – come to us
And bring us peace
Spirit of joy – come to us
And set us free

Spirit of love – come to us
And fill our hearts completely
Spirit of truth – come to us
And strengthen our faith

Spirit of hope – come to us
And give us courage and wisdom
Spirit of life – come to us
And breathe into and for us
when are afraid to live

Holy Spirit – come to us
Unite us in the One Body of Christ
We pray together in one voice
“Come Holy Spirit – renew the face of the earth”
Amen

7th Sunday of Easter
May 16th 2021

Lord, without love we are lost
We search for all the wrong things
And we stay unsatisfied and become confused
Love is the goal of our lives

Love comes naturally through the hands of God
Just as Jesus came with love to teach us how to live in love and truth
It is never too late to turn our lives around
Do not let us go beyond the point of no return

May Your love light up our way so we face in the right direction
Love encircles us with beauty and truth
We sing with all our hearts because love is joyful
And brings true happiness

Love is the one gift from God
which we all share
through His Holy Spirit
Amen

6th Sunday of Easter
May 9th 2021

The greatest gift we can give is love
Love is the greatest gift we can receive
God’s love is given to all of us on one condition
That we love one another as God loves us

Everyone is included – no one is left out
Only those who choose to refuse God’s great gift of love
Lord Jesus, You are God’s Beloved Son
You take us by the hand and lead us through life
You hold out Your arms and pull us towards You
in a loving embrace

You give us Your Holy Body and Blood in the Eucharist
We sing our thanks with great joy
for this amazing gift of Your love
Amen