13th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – B

Greeting

From God the Father
and Christ Jesus our Savior,
grace and peace be with you.   [Titus 1:4]

Introduction  and  Litany of Praise

A         [Suitable for the Woman with the Hemorrhage story]

In the Gospel we see that Jesus healed sick people by touching them.  He touched people in various ways: with his words, with his hands, with his love. We too need his healing touch in our lives.  (pause)

Lord Jesus, touch our ears in order to be able to hear your word:

Lord, have mercy.

Lord Jesus, touch our tongues so that we may sing the Father’s praises:

Christ, have mercy.

Lord Jesus, touch our eyes so that we may see the needs of the sick and the abandoned.

Lord, have mercy.

 

B       [Suitable for the Daughter of Jairus story]

Death always hits hard with it comes, and no one can escape its grasp.  But Jesus shows himself today to be the Lord both of life and death.     For disciples of Jesus, death can no longer have any power:  it is not the end but the beginning of life.  (pause)

Lord Jesus, when you died for us
you defeated death once and for all
by rising from the dead:

Lord, have mercy.

Jesus Christ, you restored the sick to health
and raised up the dead:

Christ, have mercy.

Lord Jesus, you healed those wounded by sin
and gave them back their hope and trust:

Lord, have mercy.

Opening Prayer

A
In Christ, O God, your healing power
restores to health a weary world.
In the word spoken in our Liturgy today,
Christ bids us rise up and live.

Cast out our fear and revive our faith.
Make us live each day
in the joy for which you fashioned us.

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.

 

B
God of the living,
in whose image we have been formed
dispel from your people the fear of death
and awaken within us the faith that saves.
Bid us rise from the death of sin
to take our place in the new creation.

All this we ask 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.

 

C
Out of your power and compassion, O God,
you sent your Son into our afflicted world
to proclaim the day of salvation.
Heal the brokenhearted;
bind up our wounds.
Bring us health of body and spirit
and raise us to new life in your service.

We make our prayer 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.

 

                                      GENERAL  INTERCESSIONS

P       The Lord rescues us from all that we fear, even from the fear of death itself. So let us pray to him with faith.

CM      Our response is:       Listen to the voice of our pleading.

Please repeat:

  1. For the Church: (pause) that through its ministry people may experience the healing power of Christ. Let us pray to the Lord:
  2. For doctors, nurses, care-givers, and all who minister to the sick and the dying: that they will always remember that they are one with Jesus in his healing ministry. Let us pray to the Lord:
  3. For those who have no one to care for them, no one to bind up their wounds. (pause) Let us pray to the Lord:
  4. For all gathered here: (pause) that we may be aware of the power we have to heal:

–  a kind word can heal a wounded spirit;

–  a kind deed can heal a wounded heart.

Let us pray to the Lord:

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

P       Compassionate Father, you sent your Son into the world to heal our wounds of body, mind, and spirit.  Grant that we too will reach out to others who need our help. We ask this through the same Christ our Lord.  AMEN.

Prayer over the Gifts

Generous Father,
we bring before you these gifts of bread and wine –
signs of your kindness,
fruits of our toil.

May they remind us that at the banquet of your Son
there are always special places reserved
for those who carry the heaviest burdens in this life.
We make our prayer through Christ our Lord.  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 the first disciples:

Deliver us, Lord

A       [Suitable for the Daughter of Jairus story]

Deliver us, Lord, from the forces of evil
that cast a dark shadow on life:
from fear and violence,
from hatred and war,
and from the last enemy, death.
May we go forward together with joy and hope
with him who overcame death,
our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

B       [Suitable for the Lady with the Hemorrhage story]

Deliver us, Lord, from all our infirmities;
from being deaf to your word
and blind to the needs of our sisters and brothers.
Help us to bring your healing touch to those around us
as we wait for the coming in glory
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Prayer for Peace

Lord Jesus Christ,
you give strength and joy and light to those who follow you.
Make the lame jump for joy,
restore the sight of the blind
and bring to all who suffer
the hope and the peace of your kingdom
where you live for ever and ever.

Exchange of Peace

We have all experienced the healing touch of Christ’s peace.
In gratitude, let us share this with the persons beside us.

Optional Prayer to accompany the Breaking of Bread

May this bread broken and cup shared
link us together in charity and peace
so that we may be living signs of the Lord’s kingdom.

Invitation to Communion

This is Jesus,
the resurrection and the life.
Blessed are we to be invited to the altar-table of the Lord.

Prayer after Communion

Father of all that lives and breathes,
you have refreshed us with the body and blood of your Son.
May we use it to uplift the people around us
and to build together a world
of compassion and reconciliation.
All this we ask through Christ our Lord.    AMEN.

Blessing

May the Father strengthen and confirm your faith.    AMEN.

May the Son heal you and bring you his peace.   AMEN.

May the Spirit of love cast out darkness from your hearts.  AMEN.

And may the Father , +  Son and Holy Spirit bless you,

now and for ever.   AMEN.

 Dismissal

The Lord has healed us.
Let us go and bring this healing to others.

Download printable file here: 13th Ordinary – B

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