Blessed be God the Father
who reconciles us through Jesus his Son.
May the Holy Spirit who helps us in our weakness be with you all.

Introduction and Litany of Praise

As today’s Gospel puts it:

‘Any kingdom that is divided against itself cannot stand.’

Each one of is full of division.

‘The good I want to do, I do not do;
the evil that I want to avoid, I find myself doing.’

Let us turn to the Lord and ask for help.  (pause)

Lord Jesus, you came to reconcile us to one another and to the Father.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord Jesus, you heal the wounds of sin and division.

Christ have mercy.

Lord Jesus, you intercede for us with the Father.

Lord, have mercy.

Opening Prayer

God, our Redeemer,
in Jesus, your promised Messiah,
you crushed the power of Satan.

Sustain your Church in the struggle against evil,
that, hearing your word and doing your will,
we may be fashioned into a household of true disciples
who share in the victory of the cross.

Grant 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.
Redeemer God,
you sent your Son to rescue us from the bondage of Satan
and to form us into the family of your people.

Arm us with the mighty weapons of faith,
the unfailing power of hope
and the unconquerable force of love,
that in our daily struggle against the Evil One
we may always share in the victory of Christ
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.  AMEN.


P As brothers and sisters of Jesus we place all our intentions before our heavenly Father. And we pray with confidence:

CM Hear our prayer.

Please repeat:

  1. For the church. (pause) That it may be a sign of unity and an instrument of peace in a divided world.  Lord, in your mercy:
  2. For the nations that are torn apart by acts of violence and war. (pause) That the healing power of God will bring reconciliation and peace. Lord, in your mercy:
  3. For those who are separated or estranged from family and friends. (pause) That they may be comforted in their loneliness, be reconciled in their disagreements and that they may know they are valued and loved.  Lord, in your mercy:
  4. For our Parish. (pause) That any divisions among us may be healed so that we can bring comfort and hope to those who are sick in body, mind or spirit. Lord, in your mercy:

[The Presider may add a Petition that is local / relevant]

P Merciful God, as we strive to do your will, listen to the prayers of your people. We ask this through Christ our Lord.  AMEN.

Prayer over the Gifts

God of mercy and compassion,
in these humble signs of bread and wine
your Son Jesus comes among us.
May he help us
to overcome the temptation to be powerful and influential.
May we learn from him to do your will
for you are our God for ever and ever.   AMEN.

Invitation to the Lord’s Prayer

For the coming of God’s kingdom with its power of healing and peace,
let us pray as Jesus taught his first disciples:

Deliver us, Lord

Deliver us, Lord, from every evil,
and grant us today
the peace that comes from forgiveness.
When, in moments of weakness we have turned away from you,
let the memories of your kindness
be stronger that our feelings of guilt,
as we look forward to the full coming of our Savior Jesus Christ.

Prayer for Peace

Lord Jesus Christ, you say to us:

‘Anyone who does the will of God,
that person is my brother and sister and mother.”

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.

Exchange of Peace

As brothers and sisters of Jesus,
let us now share his peace with one another.

Optional Prayer to accompany the Breaking of Bread

               Jesus is the bread of life,

                now broken into many pieces

                to be a reminder

                that in the eating of this one bread

                we proclaim that we are his brothers and sisters.

Invitation to Communion

This is Jesus.
Blessed are we, his brothers and sisters,
who are invited to gather around this altar-table.

Prayer after Communion

God of love and mercy,
we have received Jesus who was tested in every way that we are,
though he is without sin.
May the Holy Spirit that has been given to us
sustain us on our journey.
We make our prayer through Christ our Lord.  AMEN.


May God the protector guard you.


May God the teacher enlighten you.


May God the comforter console you.


And may our compassionate God bless you,

+ Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  AMEN.


As disciples of the kingdom,
urged on by the love of Christ,
go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

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