Thursday, June 16, 2016

Petitions/Prayer of the Faithful for Sunday, June 19, 2016

Ellen McHugh wrote these petitions for this coming Sunday. She remembered to pray for the victims of the Orlando massacre (and in some way we are all victims!).

Prayer of the Faithful for June 19th, 2016
12th 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.

For the universal Church; for Francis our Holy Father, for our bishops, priests and deacons; for all those who live the Gospel message with courage, constancy and love—strengthen them with the gifts of your Spirit.  We pray to the Lord.  

For all people of faith in the One God, for Jews, Muslims and Christians in all parts of the world – may the hope and trust we place in our One God help us to achieve mutual understanding and peace.  We pray to the Lord.

For an end to all forms of violence; we pray especially for the men and women who lost their lives in Orlando, Florida; we pray for those who were injured and for those who mourn and struggle to find comfort, hope and peace in the midst of their loss.  We pray to the Lord.

For all fathers and those who have shown the Father’s love to us: that God will make them beacons of light, sources of strength, integrity, and encouragement.  We pray to the Lord.

For all of us at St. Mary. Pour out your Spirit upon us; help us to love both friend and stranger, building a community transformed by peace and healed of all that is broken.  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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