God always hears the prayers of those who are humble in spirit. In humility, therefore, we pray to the Lord for every need in our world, trusting that he will hear and answer us.
We pray for the Church: may she always be the Lord’s humble servant to whom he has entrusted the special grace of interceding for the world’s salvation: (pause) … Lord hear us.
Let us pray for those who work for the underprivileged: may their work receive the support of governments and people so that through them Christ’s caring gospel may be preached: (pause) … Lord hear us.
For those in emotional difficulties: may they call on the Lord who alone is their refuge and help. May he show them the path which leads to serenity and inner peace: (pause) … Lord hear us.
We pray for those who have lost the habit of prayer: may they, like the Publican, seek the Lord’s mercy and know that they have but to raise their hearts and minds to him to know and believe that they are heard and answered: (pause) … Lord hear us.
We pray with Mary, the handmaid of the Lord, as we say: Hail Mary …
In humble silence, we pray to the Lord for our own personal intentions.
God our Father, we make our prayers in the name of the Church, trusting not in our own goodness, but in your power to save. We make our prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C