UNITED IN PRAYER
A PRAYER RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES, INDIVIDUALS AND HOUSEHOLDS.
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A
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Take a moment to still yourself. Take a deep breath and ask God for a renewed sense of presence with you in this moment.
O God, who have prepared for those who love you good things which no eye can see, fill our hearts, we pray, with the warmth of your love, so that, loving you in all things and above all things, we may attain your promises, which surpass every desire. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.
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This section is designed to be adapted depending on how you are gathering to pray. There are links to external resources for children and young people. There is also a reflection which can be used by individuals or adapted to be used in groups.
Loving God, the Canaanite woman knew what she wanted and she trusted that Jesus could help. I pray that my faith may have something of her clarity and persistence.
I come before Jesus, bringing others to prayer also. As I pray for those I love, I grow in appreciation of their goodness and ask for blessings for them. May my faith and trust in you grow always deeper. Amen.