Sample Prayers

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 THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL

For our Mother Church, may she be as gentle with the faithful as a mother with her babies, and may her leaders be compassionate, tolerant, and accepting servants of God’s children,

Let Us Pray to the Lord;

For all Christians, may we be humble stewards of the gifts given to us by God, and may we set an example of mercy and generosity by becoming involved in efforts to distribute the worlds wealth among all of those in need,

Let Us Pray to the Lord;

For all Americans during the upcoming Presidential election, may we honor our Catholic beliefs and make a heartfelt and conscientious effort to listen to the candidates, study their past performance, understand their platforms, judge their leadership, and ask God to help us make the right decision for our country,

Let Us Pray to the Lord;

For the poor, the homeless, the addicted, and those begging on the street, may we not turn away from them, no matter how distasteful and offensive their circumstances might be, and instead may we earnestly attempt to lighten their load by taking it upon ourselves,

Let Us Pray to the Lord;

For those who have died, may we remember that the pain and sorrow of this world has ended, and celebrate their joyful rebirth into eternal life,

Let Us Pray to the Lord.


DEDICATION OF THE LATERAN BASILICA IN ROME

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL

For the Holy Father, the Bishop of Rome and for his Cathedral, the Lateran Basilica in Rome, may this faraway place be a sign of unity among all who are Catholic,

Let Us Pray to the Lord;

For those who take care of our church building, may we appreciate their enormous contribution, and may they be blessed as they carry out this essential work,

Let Us Pray to the Lord;

For our faith family at ___________, may we work to end discrimination, by accepting all races, faiths, and lifestyles, refusing to be drawn into the judgmental condemnation which Christ despises,

Let Us Pray to the Lord;

For those tormented by disease, depression, addiction, abuse, and hopelessness, and for those who love and suffer with them, may they be comforted by God’s love and God’s promise of deliverance,

Let Us Pray to the Lord;

For our deceased who are brought to mind during this month of remembrance, may they rest in God’s embrace, and for those who cannot find peace and acceptance of their loss, may God grant them the patience to await the time when they will be reunited with their loved ones in eternal life,

Let Us Pray to the Lord.


SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL

For the Holy Catholic Church and all Christian churches, may we trust in Christ and become one vigorous, fruitful community of faith, so that the world may see one King of Glory and one Kingdom of God,

Let Us Pray to the Lord;

For all of the devoted pastors, dedicated deacons, faith-filled teachers, and enthusiastic musicians, choir, lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, welcomers, ushers, and altar servers, who serve their faith community, and make our celebration of mass moving, uplifting, and spirit-filled,

Let Us Pray to the Lord;

For the children of the world, may they be protected from hunger, abuse, illiteracy, disease, neglect, and violence, and allowed to enjoy lighthearted and carefree childhoods, gently molded by God’s laws and loving discipline,

Let Us Pray to the Lord;

For all who suffer: the diseased, the poor, those denied dignity, and those who live without hope, grant them the peace of knowing that Christ the King will never abandon them nor tire of tending to their needs;

Let Us Pray to the Lord;

For those who have died, may they receive the grace of redemption and join their King in paradise,

Let Us Pray to the Lord.


THANKSGIVING DAY

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL

For the Holy Catholic Church, as it continues to speak out against all that would destroy human dignity, human rights, and human life, we thank you Lord;

Let Us Pray to the Lord;

For our dedicated pastor, as he comforts the faithful, encourages the hopeless, and inspires those who have lost their relationship with God, we thank you Lord;

Let Us Pray to the Lord;

For this great country, where our voices do make a difference, where we have the freedom to live our lives in accordance with our beliefs, where our potential is not limited by our parentage, and where we have the opportunity to raise our families in comfort and abundance, we thank you Lord;

Let Us Pray to the Lord;

For our friends and family who love us, care for our needs, listen to us in our desperation, comfort us in our sorrow, advise us with caring concern, and, by their selflessness, bring us closer to God, we thank you Lord;

Let Us Pray to the Lord;

For those who provide loving and compassionate care to the ill, the infirm, the elderly, the addicted, the poor, the hopeless, and the abused, we thank you Lord;

Let Us Pray to the Lord;

For the departed, who remain with us in our prayers and our memories, and for the promise of a joyful reunion, we thank you Lord;

Let Us Pray to the Lord.


FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL

For the Holy Catholic Church and especially our diocese, may they preach the word of God with authority and without apology, shepherd their flocks with love and tolerance, and work toward uniting the scattered people of God,

Let Us Pray to the Lord;

For Christians everywhere, may we be courageous in the face of a world preoccupied with sex, materialism and self-indulgence, and meet these challenges with dignity and godliness,

Let Us Pray to the Lord;

For those who are facing the holidays with anxiety because of grief, divorce, estrangement, financial distress, and other personal tragedies, may they be protected from crippling fear and place their trust in the Lord, knowing that they are the clay and God is the potter, always working for their good,

Let Us Pray to the Lord;

For our faith family at ___________, may Gods blessings be showered upon our parish for our support of those in need through the black bag collection for the St. Vincent de Paul Society,

Let Us Pray to the Lord;

For those suffering from illness, depression, disability, addiction, disappointment, poverty, and hopelessness, may they trust that God will not abandon the work of His hands, but will abide with them, sharing their joy and their pain,

Let Us Pray to the Lord;

For those who have died, may they be cleansed of all guilt and sin, and receive God’s mercy, compassion, and the fullness of redemption,

Let Us Pray to the Lord.



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