Prayers for 16 June (11th Sunday in Ordinary Time/Fathers Day)

Introduction (by the Presider)We turn to the God of love and ask for help.

  1. That Church leaders may help us to keep our faith fresh (pause, then..) Lord, hear us.
  2. That all who are at the end of their lives may receive compassion and hope (pause, then..) Lord, hear us.
  3. That immigrants and refugees may be welcomed by the Christians of Europe (pause, then..) Lord, hear us.
  4. That farmers and gardeners may be rewarded for their work with creation ( pause, then..) Lord, hear us.
  5. That young people sitting exams may have God's help (pause, then..) Lord, hear us.
  6. That our fathers may be blessed on this Father' Day (pause, then..) Lord, hear us.

The Presider prays for the dead:For all the faithful departed (especially N & N), and remembering too the fathers who have died, that God the loving Father may reunite us with all whom we have loved in eternal life (pause for silent prayer..) Lord, hear us.

Conclusion (by the Presider) God of love and kindness, we rejoice in your protection: give us the grace we need, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.