Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Petitions/Prayer of the Faithful for May 24, 2015--Pentecost Sunday

Here are the petitions I worked up for St. Mary's church in Painesville, Ohio for next Sunday, the Feast of Pentecost:

Prayer of the Faithful for May 24, 2015. Pentecost Sunday

Celebrant: As we celebrate the birthday of the Church and the coming of the Holy Spirit this Pentecost Sunday, let us, dear sisters and brothers, approach the one God to voice all our needs.

·         On this special day, we pray, in the words of the psalmist,”Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.  We pray to the Lord.

·         Paul tells us, “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Help us to cultivate these gifts in service to the world. We pray to the Lord.

·         We ask protection for Pope Francis and his work to renew the Church. We pray to the Lord.

·         For all who do not experience the comfort and joy of the Spirit. Help us, as a Pilgrim Church, to reach out to them. We pray to the Lord.

·         and for those for whom this mass is offered [name them]. We pray to the Lord.

Let us pause now and silently offer to the Father our own particular intentions [...allow for silence...]. We pray to the Lord.

Celebrant: Father, on this great Feast of Pentecost,  we have confidence that you will hear and respond to our sincere prayers, asked in the name of your Risen Son, and in the power of your Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

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