Christ is our Shepherd and King who heals us of our spiritual blindness and leads us in a pilgrimage of faith. Let us ask God our Father for the grace to live the new life of faith in a world darkened by sin.
We pray for the leaders of the Church: may they lead their people as true shepherds of the flock by proclaiming the truths of faith. May they continue Our Lord’s kingly role of humble service of the Church and the world: (pause) .. Lord hear us
Let us pray for the civic authorities and leaders of our society: like the blind man who washed his eyes in the pool of Siloam, may they be open to the needs of society and meet them with true Christian care: (pause) … Lord hear us
Let us pray for children hurt and abused the world over. May all people seek to protect and defend the innocent and the vulnerable in society, bearing in mind that it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs: (pause) … Lord hear us
We pray for all of us here present: that as the blind man was not afraid before the Pharisees, we too may be fearless in standing up for what we profess to believe: (pause) … Lord hear us.
Let us pray for all mothers the world over: may they experience the joy and appreciation of those whom they have brought into the world. May they be blessed today as they are surrounded by a loving family: (pause) …. Lord hear us.
We pray with Mary. Mother of God, as we say together: Hail Mary…etc.
We pray in silence for our own intentions for a few moments.
God our Father, your Son is our Shepherd and King who heals us of our spiritual blindness. May we always walk in the light of our baptism. We make our prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.
4th Sunday in Lent – Year A