Vol: 46, No.16 7TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR ( C) February 24 2019  
I believe in God,/...
Cel: David and Saul were enemies and David had the chance to take revenge on Saul. It was David’s firm belief that one should not raise hands against God’s anointed that deterred him from killing Saul. Jesus goes a step further and says that we must love our enemies. That we may live by the teachings of Jesus, let us pray, saying,
Response: Lord, help us love our enemies.
1. For the pope, the bishops, the clergy and the religious that as leaders in the Church they may be compassionate to all those who approach them, we pray … R/
2. That people chosen to administer the institutions run by the Church may show flexibility and compassion when dealing with administrative matters, we pray … R/
3. For the leaders of nations that they may show restraint in their behaviour and attitude, and may not resort to excessive use of arms to control civilian unrest, we pray … R/
4. For the weaker sections of society such as unskilled working men and women and under-aged children forced to work in certain countries of the developing world that they may not become victims of unscrupulous and profit-oriented masters, we pray … R/
5. For all of us present in this Eucharistic assembly that enlightened by the Word of God we may shed our innate tendencies of retaliation and revengefulness but be led by love and compassion, we pray … R/
(Pause to pray for personal and community needs)
Cel: God, our Father, we thank you for the gift of your Son Jesus who was the most refined of all human beings
walked on this earth. He showed great interest in forming the character of his disciples by asking them to go beyond the ordinary way of living and acting. Give us the grace that by imitating your Son we may become people capable of loving and forgiving. We make this prayer …
As we celebrate your mysteries, O Lord, with the observance that is your due, we humbly ask you, that what we offer to the honour of your majesty may profit us for salvation. Through Christ our Lord.
PREFACE III (Ordinary)
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God, through Christ our Lord.
For out of compassion for the way-wardness that is ours, he humbled himself and was born of the Virgin; by the passion of the Cross he freed us from unending death, and by rising from the dead he gave us life eternal.
And so, with Angels and Archangels, with Thrones and Dominions, and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven, we sing the hymn of your glory, as without end we acclaim:
All: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts…
I will recount all your wonders, I will rejoice in you and be glad, and sing psalms to your name, O Most High. (Ps 9:2-3)
Grant, we pray, almighty God, that we may experience the effects of the salvation which is pledged to us by these mysteries. Through Christ our Lord.
Saul is in the pursuit of David with three
thousand men. And yet the courageous David is able to spy on the encampment of Saul. Under the cover of darkness
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