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notre dame montreal Prayers for Easter Day

Prayers for Harvest

Prayers Sunday 3 October Harvest 2010

Let us pray for our world and all the people in it.

We pray for ourselves as we celebrate the harvest. We are thankful for the good things that have come to us. We may not till the fields, but we have been busy all year, whether in workshops or at workstations, in the office, the shop, the kitchen, the community or the classroom. Our achievements have been both great and small, but all are of value and we thank God for them.
Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

We pray for those for whom there is no harvest; those who have no work or who are dispossessed by acts of war or natural disaster. We pray for all those for whom life is a struggle against starvation, disease, terror or oppression. We pray for the wisdom to husband the earth’s resources wisely and to hand them on to the next generation in good order.
Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

We pray for our Church, its clergy and its leaders, that the will of the Lord may be done. We pray for all people of faith throughout the world that they may live in mutual respect and harmony. May we and be recognised as Christians by our love and not be ashamed to confess our faith.
Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

We pray for the sick in body and mind and for those who care for them; may they be comforted and strengthened in their troubles. We pray especially for any known to us who are in special need of our prayers at this time. We remember them now and lift them to the Lord in a moment of silence...
Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

Jesus Christ is the light of the world, a light which no darkness can quench. We remember before God those who have died and light a candle to symbolise the light of Christ, which eternally shines and brings hope. We remember...

You turn our darkness into light: in your light shall we see light.
Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Gathering our prayers and praises into one, let us say the Lord’s Prayer together.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,
for thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory,
For ever and ever. Amen