PRAYERS THIS WEEK


P: In union with the great multitude of Saints, who behold God face to face, let us come before the Lord seeking His mercy and grace. Our response will be: HEAR US O LORD

 

 

O Lord, your Holy Apostles were given by Christ the authority to teach in your name. Grant that our Holy Father and all bishops in union with Him may be faithful to the unchanging truth of the Gospel entrusted to them. Through the prayers of Sts. Peter and Paul and of all the Holy Apostles, In faith we pray:

HEAR US O LORD

 

 

By the lives of saintly Kings and Queens, you have given us an example of righteous government. By the prayers of St. Louis, St. Edward, St. Margaret and of all Righteous Monarchs, may our leaders seek to follow your holy commandments, and lead us in paths of righteousness. In faith we pray:

HEAR US O LORD

 

 

The Holy Martyrs shed their blood for the sake of Christ and his Church. Grant that we, inspired by their heroic lives, may live in word and deed, the faith they professed by the shedding of their blood. By the prayers of St. Lucy, St. Justin and all the Holy Martyrs, give strength to Christian people facing persecution around the world today. In faith we pray:

HEAR US O LORD

 

 

By the lives of your Saints who consecrated themselves to you by religious vow, and lived faithfully the mystery of your Passion, By the prayers of St. Catherine Laboure, St. Padre Pio, St. Theresa and all saintly monks and nuns, grant to your Church an increase of priestly and religious vocations. In faith we pray:

HEAR US O LORD

 

 

O Lord, you consecrated and made holy the state of husband and wife by countless saints united in holy matrimony. By the prayers of Sts. Isidore and Maria, Sts. Louis and Zelie Martan, and all Holy men and women, Grant grace to Christian families, that remaining close to you, they may find in their home life the peace and joy you promise. In faith we pray:

HEAR US O LORD

 

 

God of peace, you call us to live in peace. Grant to our military throughout the world your grace and strength; By the prayers of St. Michael, St. George, St. Joan and all who mightily watch over us, bring peace to our troubled world. In faith we pray:

HEAR US O LORD

 

 

For all who suffer in Body or soul, that through the prayers of St. Margaret of Castello and Blessed Catherine Emmerick, may they trust each day in your loving care. In faith we pray:

HEAR US O LORD

 

 

We rejoice in union with all your saints, and we pray for those who have left this world in your faith and fear, and have been made perfect in your sight. In union with St. Nicholas of Tolentine and all the saints we commend them to your loving care. In faith we pray:

HEAR US O LORD

 

 

 

P: O Lord of love, we pray that in giving reverence to your Saints, we your faithful people may be always joyful, progress steadily in the way of perfection and find protection in answer to their prayers. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen