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 _______ SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

FOR OUR BISHOPS AND PRIESTS, MAY THEY HAVE THE WISDOM TO KNOW WHAT THINGS TO CORRECT AND WHAT THINGS TO IGNORE, AND HAVE THE SENSITIVITY TO MAKE THEIR CORRECTIONS WITH LOVE, KINDNESS, AND TACT,
LET US PRAY TO THE LORD;

FOR THE PARISHIONERS OF ________________________, MAY WE NOT HARDEN OUR HEARTS, BUT TRULY CARE FOR OUR FAITH FAMILY WITH PATIENCE, ACCEPTANCE, KINDNESS, AND FORGIVENESS,
LET US PRAY TO THE LORD;

FOR TERRORISTS, WHOSE HEARTS AND MINDS HAVE BEEN TWISTED BY LEADERS SEEKING VIOLENCE AND SELF INTEREST, MAY THEY TURN AWAY FROM THEIR HATRED AND IGNORANCE; AND FOR ALL AMERICANS, MAY WE TREASURE THE SLEEPING GIANT OF PATRIOTISM WHICH HAS BEEN REAWAKENED, AND CONTINUE TO MAKE OUR GREAT COUNTRY A SYMBOL OF JUSTICE, TOLERANCE, MERCY, AND COMPASSION,
LET US PRAY TO THE LORD;

FOR GRANDPARENTS, MAY THEY BE CHERISHED FOR THEIR WISDOM, SELF-SACRIFICE, AND UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, AND MAY WE SEE IN THEM THE IMPORTANCE OF HOLDING THE FAMILY UNIT TOGETHER,
LET US PRAY TO THE LORD;

FOR THOSE WHO LIVE IN OUR WONDERFUL COUNTRY WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF LEGALITY, MAY THEY BE GRANTED THE RIGHT TO ENJOY THE OPPORTUNITIES AND FREEDOMS OF A COUNTRY BUILT ON PRINCIPLES OF FREEDOM AND JUSTICE, ACCEPTING THEIR OBLIGATION TO ABIDE BY THE LAWS AND MORALITY INHERENT IN OUR LIFESTYLE,
LET US PRAY TO THE LORD;

FOR THE SICK, MAY THEY RECEIVE THE HEALING POWER OF GOD, AND FOR THE DYING, MAY THEY BE CALMED AND GRATEFULLY ACCEPT THE ASSURANCE OF EVERLASTING LIFE THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD,
LET US PRAY TO THE LORD;

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED, MAY THEY BE WELCOMED INTO THE MERCIFUL AND GRACIOUS CARE OF THE RISEN CHRIST,
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.