PRAYERS THIS WEEK
P.: Let us with faith turn to the Lord who is rich in compassion, and calls us to labor faithfully in the work of his kingdom. Please respond amen after each petition.
L: Let us pray for the Church and for all who are entrusted with the work of preaching and teaching the Gospel
P: Almighty and Heavenly Father, grant grace to the Pope, the Bishops and all Priests and Deacons who are entrusted with preaching and teaching the Christian faith. May they be faithful in presenting the fullness of truth, so that your Church may flourish in all the world, through Christ our Lord.Amen.
L: Let us pray for our nation, for her people and her leaders.
P: Grant grace so Lord to the President of the United States, to our Governor and all those elected to public office. Grant them wisdom to know your will and the courage and strength to labor for those things that will be profitable for the good of all. Through Christ our Lord.Amen
L: Let us pray for peace in the world, and for our servicemen and women.
P: Heavenly Father we pray for peace in our world, and for those in the service of this nation, employed in its mission. Make us a people who by our obedience to your law, may be pleasing in your sight, so that your blessing of peace might descend upon us, through Christ our Lord.Amen
L: Let us pray for all those affected by the natural disasters of this past week, that Godís grace may be their strength.
P: God of goodness and strength, bless the people of the Caribbean who were affected by the hurricane this week, and for those in Florida and Texas still feeling natures wrathful effects. Have mercy also upon the people of Mexico and upon the victims of the earthquake. Make us witnesses of your compassion and love, through Christ our Lord.Amen.
L: Let us also pray for the sick and for all who in their need have asked for our prayers.
P: Merciful And Loving Father, grant peace, courage and strength for to all who suffer in body or soul, and for all persecuted Christians around the world. Grant them grace to know your presence in their trials, through Christ our Lord.Amen
L: Let us pray for all who have left this world in the profession of the Christian faith.
P: Have mercy Lord upon all the faithful departed. Grant them life happiness and peace. May they go from strength to strength in the life of perfect freedom, through Christ our Lord.Amen
P: O God, who has given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication, and who promise through your Son Jesus Christ that when two or three are gathered together in His Name, there You will be in the midst of them. Here now the prayers that we bring in faith, and grant them according to your perfect will as may be best for us, through Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen