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The Holy Family, Year C

26 December 2021
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Presider

With gratitude in our hearts to God for the gift of the human family, we bring our petitions in confidence that we shall be heard.

Reader

We pray for Pope Francis as head of the family of the Church. May he be inspired by the life of Jesus to lead his people with the love, guidance and understanding of a devoted father.

Lord, hear us.
Lord, hear our prayer.

We pray for the family of the world who share the global village. May this close relationship and mutual responsibility lead us all to the peace of Christ that our world needs so much.

Lord, hear us.
Lord, hear our prayer.

We praise and thank God for the blessings of our immediate and extended families. We ask that we be given the strength to try to heal any wounds that affect the harmony of our relationships.

Lord, hear us.
Lord, hear our prayer.

We pray for our parish family who worship together. May we hear and heed the word of God and find strength in the Eucharist we share.

Lord, hear us.
Lord, hear our prayer.

We pray for …

Lord hear us.
Lord, hear our prayer.

We pray for the sick of our parish and for all who ask for our prayers. 
We pray for the recently departed and those whose anniversaries occur at this time. May they be welcomed by God to the peace of their heavenly home.

Lord, hear us.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Presider

Father of all, listen to your children. May your love touch the lives of all those we commend to you through these prayers. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. 
Amen.

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