Thursday, May 19, 2016

Petitions/Prayer of the Faithful for May 22, 2016

Here are the petitions Ellen McHugh developed for this coming weekend:

Prayer of the Faithful for May 22nd, 2016
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity 

Celebrant: My dear friends: let us be one in prayer to our Triune God, just as we are one in the faith, hope and love his Spirit gives. 

For the Universal Church as we celebrate the solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity; help us always to honor and witness you as our creator, redeemer and sustainer.  We pray to the Lord.

For all who hold public office: strengthen them with the gifts of your Spirit that their actions may reflect your will for peace, justice and mercy.  We pray to the Lord.

For the working poor and the unemployed, for those who suffer with chronic illness, addiction or disability.  We pray especially for the communities served at Rose-Mary Home and through Catholic Charities. May our prayer and support bring us into closer communion with our sisters and brothers in Christ.  We pray to the Lord.

For the beauty of the created world:  Inspire us to manage faithfully the riches of this good earth that, in our caring, we may give witness to your sustaining love.  We pray to the Lord.

For our parish community; for an open-door spirit of friendship in Christ.  As we come together to celebrate the Eucharist, may we go out with you to the service of the world.  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, hear our prayers, offered for all creation, in the power of your Holy Spirit, and in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.

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