Thursday, September 24, 2015

Petitions/Prayer of the Faithful for September 27, 2015

Ellen McHugh wrote these for St. Mary's Painesville:

Prayer of the Faithful for September 27, 2015 

26rd 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.

 Help us to live our lives by the example set by Pope Francis, who insists it is our duty “to

serve the common good, to promote justice, to promote reconciliation, to build peace.” We

pray to the Lord.

 Help us to be inspired by the message of St. James.  We pray especially for the working poor

and for those who work to achieve economic justice for all peoples. We pray to the Lord.

 For those who govern nations and make laws: for the wisdom and courage to honor the

dignity of all human life from conception until death. We pray to the Lord.

 For a greater respect of the earth, for the courage to live simpler lives, and for a willingness

to make choices that protect the earth’s environment. We pray to the Lord

 Help us to be inspired by today’s gospel; lead us back to the way of holiness; give strength to

those who are sick in mind, body and spirit. Protect us from sin that wounds ourselves and

others.  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.

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