Intercessions on the Feast of St John Ogilvie
prepared by Mgr Robert McDonald
On this feast of St John Ogilvie, let us offer our prayers to God our Father.
We pray for our country, for its spiritual leaders that like St John Ogilvie they may be given courage and strength to profess and defend the faith as he did. Lord in your mercy R Hear our prayer
St John died for his loyalty to his faith, and other people in Scotland in that age of turmoil died in faithfulness to theirs. May we imitate their courage and example in cherishing the faith with which we have been blessed. Lord in your mercy R. Hear our prayer
We pray for people who have been betrayed in life and those who suffer persecution for their faith. Lord in your mercy R. Hear our prayer
We pray that our homes may be places of peace and harmony, where parents seek to guide children in the ways of love and truth.
Lord in your mercy R Hear our prayer
We pray for our beloved dead, those whom we knew and loved and who inspired us by their example. May the Lord reward them for their goodness. Lord in your mercy R Hear our prayer.
Let us pray a moment in silence for our own intentions. ( pause )
Celebrant Heavenly Father, as we celebrate the feast of St John Ogilvie, we offer these prayers to you, confident that you will hear them, through the intercession of our saint. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.