26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Published on 19 Sep 2016
Portrait of a man smiling

Let us pray for God's forgiveness and the happiness it brings.

Father, you show your almighty power in your mercy and forgiveness.

Continue to fill us with your gifts of love.

Help us to hurry toward the eternal life you promise and come to share in the joys of your kingdom.

Father, you show your almighty power in your mercy and forgiveness. Opening Prayer

Continue to fill us with your gifts of love. Opening Prayer

It is the Lord who keeps faith forever, who is just to those who are oppressed. Psalm 145

Remember your word to your servant, O Lord, by which you have given me hope. This is my comfort when I am brought low. Communion Antiphon

As a person dedicated to God, you must aim to be saintly and religious, filled with faith and love, patient and gentle. 1 Timothy 6:11

This week you may find it helpful to come to this prayer having first prayed and reflected on the Psalm and the Gospel.

Slowly I allow my heart and mind to open to God’s presence … and now as I begin this prayer …

I may wish to recall the past week: where I have experienced and even felt God’s ‘gifts of love’ for me. Where I have been privileged to meet in other people his kingdom values such as love and justice …
Perhaps chastened by the application of the Gospel to my own life, I appeal to God’s mercy and forgiveness …
I allow God the time to soften my heart. I may ask for trust that he will give me what I need to enable me to do his work this week.