Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Petitions/Prayer of the Faithful for June 26, 2016

Ellen McHugh has prepared these petitions for next Sunday's masses:

Prayer of the Faithful for June 26th, 2016
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Celebrant: As people of faith, we pray now for ourselves and for all those throughout the world who are in need of God’s generous mercy.

That the Church may continue to proclaim with courage and joy the saving mercy of the Lord and follow him with steadfast fidelity.  We pray to the Lord.

For all who have made a commitment to religious life, that "having set their hand to the plow," they may never look back, but only follow the Lord with joy.  We pray to the Lord.

That men and women of different religions, cultures, and races may recognize one another as brothers and sisters, seeing in you the light that shines in the darkness of conflicts and disunity.  We pray to the Lord. 

For those who work to counter injustice, for those who serve the Lord selflessly by giving  hope, comfort, and refuge to those who feel abandoned, broken-hearted, or crushed in spirit. We pray to the Lord. 

For our community of faith: inspired by St. Paul’s words may we always be guided by your Spirit as we work together, pray together, and put the needs of others before our own. 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:  Merciful God, through the power of your Spirit, shape us to be for others what Christ is for us: pardon and peace, new life and blessing. We ask this in the name of your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  Amen. 

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