Thursday, August 4, 2016
Petitions/Prayer of the Faithful for August 7, 2016
Prayer of the Faithful for August 7th, 2016
19th 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 our Holy Father Pope Francis—for our bishops, priests, and deacons to whom you have entrusted with much; inspire and sustain them to be faithful stewards of your will on Earth. We pray to the Lord.
For all who govern and hold authority in the nations of the world; that their work may reflect your will in promoting justice and peace. We pray to the Lord.
For the sick and for all who suffer—for migrants and refugees and all who are in danger; that they may be relieved and protected. We pray to the Lord.
For all those who work to end violations of human dignity, who give voice to those who go unheard, who help those who are most vulnerable. We pray to the Lord.
For all of us at St. Mary—and for our diocesan family: May our joyful and prayerful gathering at the Fest renew our commitment to put our faith and hope in You, to be agents of peace, defenders of life, and advocates of mercy. 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, help us to serve you faithfully, to be for others what Jesus 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.