Universal Prayer for Sunday and weekday Masses

Prayers of the faithful


These prayers are exactly what their name suggests – prayers of the gathered faithful. In praying this prayer, the faithful are carrying out their role of praying for the entire world as well as for the needs of the local community.

No two congregations will have exactly the same prayers, since their perception of the world's needs and of the local community will vary. Therefore they are written anew for each Sunday and weekly celebrations.


Third Sunday of Lent 2019

March 24 - March 30, 2019

 Intercessions 3rd Lent 2019.docx


Second Sunday of Lent 2019

March 17 - March 23, 2019

 Intercessions 2nd Lent 2019.docx


First Sunday of Lent

March 10 - March 16, 2019

For interstate and overseas recipients of these prayers:

The Archdiocese of Adelaide is deeply saddened by the death of Monsignor Denis Edwards following a stroke last Saturday. He was 75 years old.

Highly respected because of his holiness, humility, gentleness and intelligence.

A world-renowned author on theology and the ecology, a member of the Australian Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue, a professor of the Australian Catholic University, and always maintained ministry in parishes across the Archdiocese.

Priests of the Lord, praise the Lord.


For the benefit of those in other nations who use these prayers, the Church is reeling from the conviction of Cardinal George Pell for child abuse.

Pray for all the victims of abuse, our Church and nation.

 Intercessions 1st Lent 2019.docx


Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time and Ash Wednesday | Year C

March 3 - March 9 2019

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Ash Wednesday – March 6 2019





 Intercessions 8th Week and Ash Wednesday 2019.docx


Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time / Year C

February 24 - March 2, 2019

Additional Intercession for Sunday February 24:

May the Holy Spirit guide all members of the South Australian Parliament
to vote for the protection of all unborn children
so that their right to life is respected unconditionally.

Let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, hear our prayer.

 Intercessions 7th Week 2019.docx