Past Sunday Prayers

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

5th Sunday of Easter
May 2nd 2021

You, Lord, are the love of my life
Every word and thought; deed and intention is based on love
Everything grows strong and healthy when tended with love
The sick are healed by love

You, Lord, are the source of love
Through You we grow in strength and faith
Your Spirit stays within our hearts
And drives us forwards with courage to do Your will

You, Lord, are the glory of Your Father in Heaven
In You we all find a place of peace and solace
You, Lord, are my strength and my hope
I pray to stay with You, always
Attached to You through love
May Your love always be my life
Amen

4th Sunday of Easter
April 25th 2021

In the name of Jesus Our Lord
We ask to be healed and stand upright
To see the face of God and live

In the name of Jesus Our Lord
We ask to be listened to
To be cared for and kept safe from all danger and harm

In the name of Jesus Our Lord
We ask for a peaceful life
Help us to understand one another
and to act with love and kindness
We are Your children, Lord,
and we need Your love and protection

In the name of Jesus Our Lord
We ask to be made worthy
to receive the gift of Your Holy Body and Blood
We pray to do God’s will
in the name of Jesus, His Beloved Son
Amen

3rd Sunday of Easter
April 18th 2021

We are witnesses to the truth of God’s presence
in the Holy Eucharist
We see the light of God’s love

Raise our spirits
and give us hope in a future
based on faith, hope and love

Our actions bear witness to the truth of God
With new found courage and an absence of fear
we step out of the dark
and into the light where we can be seen
to be God’s witnesses
to the truth of the Resurrection

Lord, make us worthy to receive the great gifts
of truth and peace
We pray to be true witnesses
all the days of our lives
Amen

GOD’S DIVINE MERCY

We have not seen You Lord
But we love You
You show us Your Divine Mercy
By giving us the glorious gift of Your Son, Jesus
And the precious gift of faith in You

Help us, Lord, to trust in Your goodness
that You always know what is best for us
We ask to remain faithful to You
no matter what happens
all the days of our lives
and till the end of time
Amen

EASTER SUNDAY

April 4th 2021

The first rays of light bring in a new awakening dawn
And with them the Easter message of new hope, life and a fresh beginning
Giving our daily lives a fuller and richer meaning
Through the Resurrection we see our Risen Lord
With the faith that needs no proof or signs

Lord, Your promise to be with us always is all we will ever need
You have planted in us the holy seed
From which will grow a rich and bountiful harvest
You have shown us how to reap what we sow
Praise and glory be Yours, yesterday, today and tomorrow

Alleluia!
Amen

PALM SUNDAY
March 28th 2021

Lord, nothing is what it seems
Good comes from bad
Bad comes from good
Rejoicing turns into jeering

You spent Your life healing
But instead of thanking You
They condemned You to death

When our lives begin we think we will live forever
But in midlife we realise that time is of the essence
Lord, You teach us the value of prayer
It is through prayer that we are carried forwards
nto the goodness of light and love

Love is unchanging
Love lasts forever
Lord, You are everything we need to see the world as it really is
We pray to be united as one being in the body of Christ
Amen

5th Sunday of Lent
March 21st 2021

Lord, take me by the hand
Lead me, and I will follow You
It is my purpose to serve You
Through prayer and acts of goodness

Father, show me how to do good
Come into my heart
So that I know You as well as I know myself
Being close to You is the most natural way to be

Everything in this life makes sense through the will of God
Even death
The end of life on earth and the beginning of eternal life
Lord, help us to live life to the full with You alongside us

Do not let us waste one moment in the pursuit of idle dreams
God Our Father, we glorify You, thank You and praise You
Through Jesus Our Saviour
Amen

4th Sunday of Lent
March 14th 2021

We pray to live a good life from the beginning to the end
We need Your gift of grace, Lord, to keep us going when life is tough
We need the light of Your love to shine in our hearts to show us the way to live
according to the will of God Our Father

We are a people who live in the light
Darkness cannot overcome us
Lord, You are the Saviour of the world
Every one of us is saved by Your grace

We thank You, Lord, for everything You have done and continue to do for us
Help us to live a good life in the presence of God
Always
Amen

3rd Sunday of Lent
March 7th 2021

We pray to do right by God
To listen to our conscience
When we are unable to tell
What is right and what is wrong

Without the help of God’s grace and the gift of wisdom
the mysteries of life and death are unfathomable to us
Let us take the time to stand back
and survey our lives
from a different point of view

No matter how we look we see things as we wish to see them
and not how they really are

It is painful to admit when we are wrong
We ask for God’s grace to help us be strong in our faith
and be scrupulously honest with ourselves
We pray to do right by God, always
Amen

2nd Sunday of Lent
February 28th 2021

Take my hand, Lord, and lead me up Your holy mountain
Away from the fears of the darkness
Bring me close to God’s holy light
On the mountain I offer up everything I have and am
to God Our Father in Heaven
Radiate Your holy light over all the world

Reveal the goodness of the Lord to us
We pray to understand the meaning of life after death
Eternal light – shine on us day and night
You are always present among us

Your light shines even more brightly
in complete darkness
We pray to be close to You
Amen

1st Sunday of Lent
February 21st 2021

Lord, Your hand reaches down from heaven to earth
and God never lets go of His hold of me
My connection is solid
and my relationship is permanent

Lord, do not let me take Your love for granted
as though I am entitled to it
and therefore, I need do nothing

The Spirit of God moves me to do something for God
in return for all the good things God has done for me
Take me to that holy place where the Spirit
can find and protect me from the temptation to live apart from God
in my own world

The Holy Spirit takes me by my hand
and places it into the hand of Jesus Our Lord,
and brings me closer to God Our Father in Heaven
Amen

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 14th 2021

Lord, it is difficult to watch
as people turn away from one another
It hurts to be shunned
Instead of drawing closer
we avoid each other

All of this is bad for the soul
We must be assured that it is safe to be in touch
in such a way that our souls are uplifted
and we remain happy to live our lives
in peace and harmony

Lord, You feel sorry for the ones who are rejected by society
and You hold out Your healing hand
towards each one of us
We are safe with You

We are in the best place on earth
when You are touching us
through the love we have in our hearts and souls
Amen

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 7th 2021

My time on earth passes very quickly
I have little time to achieve something good
for the benefit of my fellow human beings
In the vast scheme of things, my life is just a breath

I need Your healing power, Lord, to give me the strength
to reach out to others
And pray for the healing of the sick
And pray for the broken hearted
who think their grief will never end

But You, Lord, bring us hope and solace
In You we have a healer who knows how to heal us quietly
and with dignity

When I am healed and have regained my strength
I pray to carry out Your Divine Will, Lord,
wherever it might take me
Amen