Blessed be God our Father who hears the cry of the poor.
May the Spirit of love and compassion be with you all.

Introduction  and  Litany of Praise

Prayer and faith are very closely connected.
It is because we have faith that we pray;
and it is prayer that sustains our faith.   (pause)

 At times we may feel that God is slow to answer our prayer.
But let us persevere – God does listen.

With arms outstretched between heaven and earth, Jesus died interceding for us with his Father.  Our prayers must be unceasing and persistent, as Jesus himself still intercedes for us with the Father.

A & B
Lord Jesus, you want all people to know the sacred Scriptures:

Lord, have mercy.

Christ Jesus, you wish to see justice done to the widows and orphans of this world:

Christ, have  mercy.

Lord Jesus, you tell us to pray always and never lose heart:

Lord, have mercy.

Opening Prayer

O God,
through the hands of your servant Moses, uplifted in prayer,
you gave victory to your chosen people.
Look upon the church gathered in prayer today.
Grant that we may never grow weary
as we await the coming of that hour
when you will grant justice to your people
who cry out to you day and night.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.  AMEN.

Lord God,
tireless guardian of your people,
always ready to hear the cries of your chosen ones,
teach us to rely, day and night, on your care.
Support us in our prayer lest we grow weary.
Grant that we will always seek your enduring justice
and your ever-present help.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.  AMEN.


P       Jesus told his disciples about the need to pray continually and never become discouraged. In obedience to his instruction let us pray now for our own needs, the needs of the Church, and those of the world.

CM      Our response is:       Lord, may all peoples praise you.

Please repeat:

  1. That government leaders may give priority to the needs of widows and orphans, the poor and the powerless. We pray:
  2. That judges and legislators may not rest until justice is done for the oppressed. We pray:
  3. May the teaching of Jesus move us to a concern for justice, especially for the poor and those whom society ignores. We pray:
  4. For widows, widowers, single parents and all who experience loneliness: (pause)
    that the Lord will fill their lives with his loving presence and care.  We pray:
  5. For all of us(pause)
    that we may be open to the message of the Scriptures, ready to listen and to learn.  We pray:

P       Grant that what we have spoken with our lips,
we may believe in our hearts,
and practice in our lives.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.   AMEN.

Prayer over the Gifts

Lord, look upon the face of Christ your Son,
who gave himself up as a ransom for all,
so that from the rising of the sun to its setting
your name may be great among the nations
and one sacrifice may be offered to your glory.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.  AMEN.

Invitation to the Lord’s Prayer

Jesus urges us to pray unceasingly.
Now let us sing / recite the prayer that he taught us.

Deliver us Lord

Deliver us, Lord, from every evil,
and grant us the peace that flows from justice.
Help us to pay special attention to the victims of injustice
and bring them fresh hope
as we prepare for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Prayer for Peace

Lord Jesus, you said to your disciples:

“Ask, and it will be given you;,
search, and you will find;
knock, and the door will be opened for you.”

Look not on our sins,
but on the faith of your Church,
and grant us the peace and unity of your kingdom
where you live for ever and ever.

Sign of Peace

‘Blessed are the peacemakers:
they shall be called children of God’.

We meet in the name of Christ and share his peace.

Invitation to Communion

This is Jesus
who urges us to pray always and not to lose heart.
He now invites us to receive him at this altar-table.

Prayer after Communion

God, the Sustainer of life,
you have refreshed us in this holy meal.
Help us to strengthen the weary,
give hope to the discouraged,
walk with the weak and the poor,
and lift up, with the gentleness of Jesus,
those who need comfort and care.
This we ask in the name of the same Christ our Lord.  AMEN.


May the Lord protect you always and free you from every evil.


May God inspire you to proclaim and witness to your faith.


May God bless your efforts to spread the Gospel of Jesus.


And may the blessing of God,

+  the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

come down upon you and remain with you for ever.



The Mass is ended.
Go and share the Good News of Christ.

Download printable file here: 29th Ordinary – C

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