Vol: 46, No.55 29TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR ( C) October 20 2019  
a challenging one. Whether modern Christians have let down the faith is something they must seriously examine. When we make earnest prayer and supplication before God (is the way out for God can) he will restore everything. Let us now place our petitions before God, our Father, saying,
Response: Lord, hear our prayer.
1. For the pope, the bishops, and the clergy that as shepherds of the Church they may guide the Church through prayer and supplications before God, we pray… R/
2. For heads of states and governments that through the high office that they hold they may bring peace and reconciliation in the world that is marred by violence and in-fights, we pray… R/
3. That the Church may become an instrument of peace and harmony in the world by living the values of Jesus who through his life and mission united peoples of different nationalities and religious affiliations, we pray… R/
4. That all forms of discrimination against the weaker sections of society may be eliminated, that the rule of law may prevail, and that speedy justice may be administered to people who have been wronged, we pray… R/
5. For all of us present in this Eucharistic assembly that enlightened by the Word of God we may resolve to persist in our prayer, that we may place our difficulties and trials before God our Father who is ever willing to hear our petitions, 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 has taught us that our faith should be
nourished by prayer. Jesus himself was a person of prayer who took time out of his busy schedule to be united with you his Father in prayer. Give us the grace that we too may become people of prayer thereby keeping our faith alive and vibrant. We make this prayer
Grant us, Lord, we pray, a sincere respect for your gifts, that, through the purifying action of your grace, we may be cleansed by the very mysteries we serve. Through Christ our Lord.
PREFACE V (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.
For you laid the foundation of the world and have arranged the changing of times and seasons; you formed man in your own image and set humanity over the whole world in all its wonder, to rule in your name over all you have made and forever praise you in your mighty works, through Christ our Lord.
And so, with all the angles, we praise you, as in joyful celebration we acclaim:
All: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts…
The Son of Man has come to give his life as a ransom for many. (Mk 10:45)
Grant, O Lord, we pray, that, benefitting from participation in heavenly things, we may be helped by what you give in this present age and prepared for the gifts that are eternal. Through Christ our Lord.
The Amalekites are a nomadic tribe who inhabit the Sinai Peninsula in the region
of Kadesh (Gen14:7). An attack by the Amalekites leads to a battle between them and the Israelites. Once again the outstretched arms of Moses play a
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