pour out on us afresh
the gifts of your Holy Spirit.
Open our ears to hear your Word,
open our eyes to see your presence,
open our minds to understand your Wisdom
and open our hearts to be more available
for your mission
so that strengthened by your grace
we can truly be a sign and instrument
of your presence in our world today.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
OUR LADY OF
LOURDES PRAY FOR US
SAINT BERNADETTE PRAY FOR US
PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR EACH DAY
For Archbishop Kevin, Bishop John, Bishop Pat and Bishop
Paul: that the Lord will bless them and guide them in
their ministry as Bishops in our Diocese of Southwark.
We also remember in prayer Archbishop Michael, Bishop
Howard and Bishop John.
For all Priests and Deacons in the Southwark Diocese:
that, called to serve the communities they are sent to
as Ministers of Word and Sacrament, they will be
faithful witnesses to the Gospel. We also remember all
the Religious Communities of Priests, Brothers and
Sisters and ask that their works may be blessed.
For the Parishes of the Southwark Diocese: that they may
be places of welcome, places of love and service, places
of joy and hope.
For the Young People of our Diocese: that they may be
open to the Lord's call in their lives; that they may
know that they are loved and cared for.
For the Agencies and Commissions of our Diocese; for all
involved in the work of Catechesis and Evangelisation,
Justice and Peace, Christian Unity, Liturgy and Worship,
Schools and Education, Pastoral Care for the sick, the
homeless, vulnerable adults and children; for those
involved with Young People: that the Lord will bless
their work and all who come into their care.
For Vocations to the Priesthood and the Diaconate for
the Southwark Diocese; for Vocations to the Religious
and Consecrated Life; for those called to the Vocation
of Marriage; for those called to the single life: that
they will respond to the Lord's invitation and feel his
presence in their lives.
That our Diocese may reach out to all and be a beacon of
God's love in the world.