Sunday, September 20, 2015

Petitions/Prayer of the Faithful for September 20, 2015

Ellen McHugh composed these beautiful petitions for St. Mary's Painesville:

Prayer of the Faithful for September 20, 2015 

25rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Celebrant:  As we celebrate our coming together for the Eucharist, let us, dear sisters and brothers,

approach the one God to voice all our needs.

 As we observe the UN International Day of Peace this Monday, we pray for all world leaders

to heed the message of St. James: that “the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace for those

who cultivate peace.”  We pray to the Lord.

 For those who work to counter injustice, for those who serve the Lord selflessly by giving

hope and comfort to those who feel abandoned, brokenhearted, or crushed in spirit.  We

pray to the Lord.  

 We pray for our catechists; may the Lord bless them and may the grace of the Holy Spirit

guide and uphold them to share your gospel with joy and confidence.  We pray to the


 That in celebration of Catechetical Sunday, we may all see our life in Christ anew and fully

participate in handing on the great gift of faith to the next generation.  We pray to the


 That all of us gathered here today may be inspired by today’s Gospel, to avoid rivalry and

jealousy, to put neighbor before self, to serve humbly in the same mind as Christ.  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, we believe that you will hear and respond to our sincere prayers, asked in the

name of your Son, and in the power of your Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  Amen.

p.s. Later in the mass a prayer was added for the safety of Pope Francis during his visit to the United States.

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