Sunday Mass on 25 February (SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT)

Introduction (by the Presider)Let us call on the Lord’s name, praying with thanksgiving and trust:

  1. That God will help us on our journey through Lent (short pause, then..) Lord, hear us.
  2. That Jews, Christians and Muslims — all children of Abraham — may get along better (short pause, then..) Lord, hear us.
  3. That the fighting in Ukraine and Palestine may end (short pause, then..) Lord, hear us.
  4. That the refugees from war and terror may find safe new homes (short pause, then..) Lord, hear us.
  5. That Christians who suffer for their faith may have courage (short pause, then..) Lord, hear us.
  6. That people who feel lonely or afraid may have our support  (short pause, then..) Lord, hear us.

The Presider prays for the dead:  That our dead may find their new and eternal home in heaven (especially N & N who died recently and N & N whose anniversaries occur  (short pause, then..) Lord, hear us.

Conclusion (by the Presider)Loving God, we are your servants who trust in you, even in the midst of affliction: hear our prayers and help us to walk in your presence all our days, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.