Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Sample Intercessions for November 26, 2006 - Christ the King

34th Sunday Ordinary Time, Year B - Christ the King
November 26, 2006

Things, events, and news items to keep in mind:

The following are just samples meant to inspire your work. Use them as ideas for your own assembly's intercessions. Read 10 Principles for Writing Intercessions and How To Write Intercessions to help you write your own.

The Lord has given us vision, even in darkness.
Let us offer then this prayer of hope.

For the church: [pause]
for Bishop Patrick McGrath and all who lead us in faith,
for the baptized, formed into a kingdom of priests for God,
for the catechumens and all who long to see Christ,
for faithful witness to the Spirit of truth.
We pray to the Lord.

For all the powers of the earth: [pause]
for all peoples, nations, and languages,
for peace in every land,
for freedom from terror and persecution,
for an everlasting reign of justice.
We pray to the Lord.

For the persecuted: [pause]
for those falsely accused,
for those awaiting judgment,
for those stigmatized by disease or poverty,
for freedom by the blood of Christ.
We pray to the Lord.

For our families: [pause]
for safe travels during the holidays,
for kind words and loving embraces,
for gentle memories of deceased loved ones,
for forgiveness and reconciliation with those separated from us.
We pray to the Lord.

For our local diocese: [pause]
for all our parishes, missions, campus ministries, and schools,
for our priests, deacons, religious, and lay persons,
for our domestic churches in homes near and far,
for the parish of Christ the King who celebrate their feast day today.
We pray to the Lord.

For the sick: [pause]
for those living with HIV and AIDS,
for those battling cancer,
for a swift return to health and to the community,
especially for those we now name….
We pray to the Lord.

For all who have died: [pause]
for modern-day matyrs and saints,
for loved ones we have lost this year,
for their resurrection in the kingdom of God,
especially for those we now name….
We pray to the Lord.

Lord, our God,
your kingship will never be destroyed.
Free us from our sins,
and hear these prayers we offer,
for we ask them in the name of Jesus.
To him be glory and power for ever and ever. Amen.