PRAYERS THIS WEEK


P: With all our heart and with our mind let us pray to the Lord who is rich in compassion and ready to forgive all who turn to Him in faith. Our response will be:

LORD HAVE MERCY

 

 

We pray O God for all who teach in the Church, that guided always by Your truth, they bring to all people the message of forgiveness. Hear us as we pray:

LORD HAVE MERCY

 

 

For those who hold authority of government in our land, inspire them in the way of Your Holy Spirit to work tirelessly for the common good. Hear us as we pray:

LORD HAVE MERCY

 

 

Hear our prayers for all who are poor and suffering in our world, make us by our words and deeds to be instruments of Your peace and reconciliation. Hear us as we pray:

LORD HAVE MERCY

 

 

Bless with strength and peace those who serve this nation in our military at home and abroad, and for all who serve within our communities. Hear us as we pray:

LORD HAVE MERCY

 

 

Grant to those hardened by bitterness and fear, grace to embrace Your forgiveness. Help us to recognize Your merciful love in all we do. Hear us as we pray:

LORD HAVE MERCY

 

 

Be strength for the sick, and for all who have asked for our prayers, grant them comfort and peace in their trials. Hear us as we pray:

LORD HAVE MERCY

 

 

For all who have died in Your faith and fear, grant them eternal res and peace in Your Kingdom.  Hear us as we pray:

LORD HAVE MERCY

 

 

P: O God, You are the author of peace and lover of concord, to know You is eternal life, and to serve You is perfect freedom: defend us, Your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in Your defense, may not fear the power of any adversary; but by Your grace advance in truth and charity as we journey towards Your Kingdom, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord.  AMEN