Prayers of the Faithful – Pentecost Sunday (B)

For our Holy Father Pope Francis, our Bishop George Lucas, Priests, Deacons, Religious, and all Laity:

May they look for guidance from the Holy Spirit in their lives and work… We pray to the Lord.

For peace in troubled areas throughout the world:

May the Holy Spirit guide leaders in addressing unresolved issues and open pathways to peace that will head to reconciliation… We pray to the Lord.

For all Prisoners:

May they find fervent Christians to lead them to repentance, to faith in Christ, and to the possession of the life in Holy Spirit… We pray to the Lord.

For the poor in spirit among us:

May the Risen Lord anoint us with His grace in order to maintain and increase the fire of the Holy Spirit within us… We pray to the Lord.

For Parishioners feeling sad and discouraged:

May we let go of our pain and resolve all obstacles which prevent the renewal of the Holy Spirit in our lives… We pray to the Lord.

Prayers of the Faithful – Seventh Sunday of Easter (B)

For Pope Francis, bishops, priests and deacons:

May they continue to seek the lost and bring them back into a personal relationship with the Risen Lord and the Church… We pray to the Lord.

For those in positions of responsibility like politics, finances, and the environment:

May Gospel values of justice and concern for the public good guide their decisions and actions… We pray to the Lord.

For Peace in our Country:

May God’s healing speed the recovery of those injured in acts of violence and may the Risen Lord speed the rebuilding of lives… We pray to the Lord.

For our Parish Families:

May the Risen Lord free us from everything that makes us withdraw into ourselves and help us live for one another and for you, our God… We pray to the Lord.

For all who protect us; in particular our military, police officers, and fire fighters:

May God grant them His protection as they serve their country and community… We pray to the Lord.

Prayers of the Faithful – Sixth Sunday of Easter (B)

For the Worldwide Catholic Church:

May the Church continue to proclaim the message and love of Christ to the world with clarity and conviction… We pray to the Lord.

For Peace in our Country:

May God’s healing speed the recovery of those injured in acts of violence and may the Risen Lord speed the rebuilding of lives… We pray to the Lord.

For Pro-Life workers among us:

May the Risen Lord bless them as they lay down their lives, their resources, and their reputations to defend unborn children from abortion… We pray to the Lord.

For all Mothers:

May the Risen Lord abundantly shower them with blessings as they experience the profound joy and gratitude of being vessels of life and of faith for their children… We pray to the Lord.

For all who protect us; in particular, our military, police officers and fire fighters:

May God grant them His protection as they serve their country and community… We pray to the Lord.

Prayers of the Faithful – Fifth Sunday of Easter (B)

For Pope Francis, all bishops, priests, deacons and religious:

May, through the holy spirit, they boldly lead the Church to believe and celebrate the Risen Christ… We pray to the Lord.

For Peace in our Country:

May God’s healing speed the recovery of those injured in acts of violence and may the Risen Lord speed the rebuilding of lives… We pray to the Lord.

For all recovering from natural disasters, especially in the Nepal earthquake:

May God heal their wounds, give them strength in their pain, and touch many hearts to assist them… We pray to the Lord.

For those in our Parish who feel cut off from friends or family:

May the Risen Lord guide them to new connections in their lives and help us to offer them love and acceptance… We pray to the Lord.

For all who dedicate their lives to protect us:

May they understand the love we have for them and may we appreciate the importance of their service, especially in these trying times… We pray to the Lord.