January 17, 2021
2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time
Almighty ever-living God,
who govern all things,
both in heaven and on earth,
mercifully hear the pleading of your people
and bestow your peace on our times.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Let us Sing in Glory to God
This Sunday, unable to finish a video version of my homily, I offer you the audio version. The key to my thoughts comes from the question in the Gospel - What are you looking for? The first words of Jesus as they are found in John's Gospel.
Prayers of the Faithful
Let us present our petitions to our loving God.
That those who lead our Church may receive God’s guidance and strength, let us pray to the Lord.
That Jesus’ love may conform us ever more to his own heart, as we strive to follow him more closely, let us pray to the Lord.
That those who struggle with chronic physical ailments may grow strong under the gentle and nurturing hand of Christ, let us pray to the Lord.
That the souls of the faithful departed may find eternal peace in God’s presence, let us pray to the Lord.
For the intentions we ask at this time...., let us pray to the Lord.
Lord God, hear the prayers of your people who have been called to follow your Son. Answer them in your goodness. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Lord's Prayer
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.
Pour on us, O Lord,
the Spirit of your love,
and in your kindness
make those you have nourished
by your Grace
one in mind and heart.
Through Christ our Lord.