Prayers of the week
PRAYERS OF THE WEEK
21st May – 25th May 2018
Theme for the Week
Be appreciative! Respect people, regardless
Thought for the Week
God provides you with plenty
and fills your heart with joy
Intentions of the Week
We pray for all confirmed Sunday, on Pentecost Sunday, that they have the courage to show their faith.
We pray for all newly married people and those preparing for marriage. We pray especially for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
We pray for those students who died in the Sante Fe High School in the USA.
We pray for the people in Cuba, who died Friday on the aeroplane.
Monday 21 May Rosary said in the Academy Chapel, 1 pm to 1.15 pm
May we be grateful for who we are and what we have,
for all the people you have blessed us with.
“May we appreciate our food
and remember those who are hungry.
May we appreciate our family and friends
and remember those who are alone.
May we appreciate our health
and remember those who are sick.
May we appreciate the freedoms we have
and remember those who suffer injustice and tyranny.”
Help to show our gratitude
but sharing our lives with others.
We ask the Holy Spirit to shine on today and prepare us for our daily tasks as children of God. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Tuesday 22 May
Lord, we thank you for the gift of life,
and for all that each new day brings.
Thank you for feet to walk that we might journey on our way.
For hands to do ever so many different deeds,
For the sense of smell to breathe in all perfumes,
for the sense of taste to add flavour to our food,
for a mind to think and reflect
and appreciate the value of each passing moment,
for a spirit that lifts us up with joy,
for a heart full of goodness eager to love
and capable of embracing the whole wide world.
Thank you Lord for the beauty of life and the wisdom within each one of us. Amen.
Wednesday 23 May 1 pm to 1.15 pm
in whom we live and move and have our being,
you have made us for yourself
and our hearts are restless
until in you they find their rest.
Grant us purity of heart and strength of purpose,
that no selfish passion may hinder us of knowing your will,
no weakness from doing it;
but that in your light we may see light clearly,
and in your service we may find our perfect freedom,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Thursday 24 May
O God of all youth, we pray to you. We are young and want to celebrate life.
We cry out against all that kills life: hunger, poverty, unemployment, sickness, repression, injustice.
We announce the fullness of life, work, education, health, housing
and bread for all.
We want Communion, a world renewed. With the Lord of history, we want to make all things new. Amen.
Friday 25 May 1 pm to 1.15 pm
Lord, make our hearts merry,
our words joyful, our smiles broad and lingering.
May our actions be steeped in love, and all our goals converge in you.
Fill our hearts with the brightness of hope to shield us from the darkness of despair.
Listen to our songs of praise, forgive our weaknesses, bless us always and everywhere.
Keep us safe over the holiday period.