Saturday, November 21, 2015

Petitions/Prayer of the Faithful for November 22, 2015

[Ellen McHugh wrote these for St. Mary's, Painesville, Ohio.]

Prayer of the Faithful for November 22, 2015

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

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.

 For peace both internationally and in our own country; that all people will value the absence

of conflict and the presence of God who provides hope and peace that heals all wounds.

We pray to the Lord.

 For Christian and Muslim refugees seeking asylum in Europe and our own country; that

world leaders and citizens will act with wisdom and compassion in receiving them.  We pray

to the Lord.

 As Thanksgiving Day approaches, we offer up a prayer of gratitude for the gifts of health

and material blessings; we pray for those who do not have these gifts, that God may aid

them and that we might mutually support one another.  We pray to the Lord.

 For the food ministries at St. Mary and neighboring churches and for the health and well-

being of the men, women and children they serve.  We pray to the Lord.

 For a special blessing on those newly confirmed this weekend, that they may give witness to

Christ our King in lives built on faith, hope, charity, and love. We pray to the Lord.

 In special gratitude for all those we have loved and lost this year whose names are inscribed

in our hearts. Grant them your peace, a “peace that surpasses all understanding.”  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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