Prayer of the Faithful

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PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL

SUNDAY, MAY 28 , 2017

As we celebrate today the Feast of the Ascension, we reflect on the last message from Jesus before he ascended into Heaven – to go out and proclaim the good news to all creation. We pray today for the wisdom, the faith and the love of God to be witnesses, in today’s unbelieving world, to His Holy Word.

We pray to the Lord               R. Lord hear our prayer

In his message for today, the 51st World Communications Day, Pope Francis encourages everyone to engage in constructive forms of communication that rejects prejudice towards others and fosters a culture of encounter and togetherness. We pray for the wisdom to follow his advice and in our lives to be bearers of good news to others.

We pray to the Lord               R. Lord hear our prayer

We pray for all involved in the world of communications and media. We pray especially that their work may serve the cause of truth and justice and bring real benefits to all.

We pray to the Lord               R. Lord hear our prayer

We remember in our prayers today all victims of violence, particularly those who died this week in Manchester. We pray for an end to the cycle of violence in our world and that the peace of Christ be bestowed on all peoples.

We pray to the Lord               R. Lord hear our prayer.

We include in our prayers the children who have recently received Confirmation or are at present preparing for the sacrament. We pray that, inspired by the Holy Spirit, their minds and hearts be opened to the true message of Jesus.

We pray to the Lord               R. Lord hear our prayer

We bow our heads and remember in silence our own personal intentions and the intentions of those who have asked for our prayers

We pray to the Lord               R. Lord hear our prayer

Comments

8 Responses to “Prayer of the Faithful”
  1. Tom Mulligan says:

    I use the Prayer of the Faithful on this site very often. I find them to be very topical & relevant to people’s lives. The prayers echo, to a great extent, the Scripture Readings of the day. Sincere thanks to all concerned for this wonderful service

    • Editors says:

      ACI thank you for your kind comment Tom. We think it important that, in the only part of the Mass where the laity have an input, the Prayer of the Faithful should be immediate and reflect the concerns of the community at that particular moment in time as well as relating to the overall theme of the day as dictated by the readings and gospel.
      Editors

  2. charles ongole says:

    I am a lay servant of liturgy in our Ten O’clock Family Mass here at Uganda Martyrs Catholic Shrine, Namugongo/Uganda where I find your postings of “The Prayer of theFaithful” most relevant and indeed Universal.Your posts inform our own needs and underscore our Catholicism pretty well indeed. I thank you from the heart and ask you always continue to pray for us, for conversion and repentance in the world, and all those in need.

  3. Peter Mkali says:

    I am one of those people who enjoy the content of the prayers, and as one of the leaders in our Small Catholic Community in Lilongwe, Malawi, we adopt them for use when our community is leading in liturgy. We will be leading in liturgy on 15 January 2017 and I will be relying on your next post, I wonder when that will be? Stay blessed and may the Holy Spirit continue to guide you.

    • Prayer of the Faithful Editor says:

      Peter,
      Thank you for your mail and we appreciate your comments. With regard to your query, as we try to reflect the “now” in our prayers, we tend to upload each Sunday’s prayers by the Friday noon prior to the Sunday.

      Consequently, we expect to upload the prayers for Sunday 15th Jan by noon on Friday 13th Jan.

  4. Kelly says:

    I am planning our whole school mass for the Feast of St Brigid and I am wondering if you write prayers of the Faithful for this day?
    Kelly from New Zealand

    • Editor says:

      Kelly,

      St Brigid is, after St Patrick, our most revered Irish saint and we will certainly be honouring her with special prayers on her Feast Day, February 1st. We will also be thinking of your school and hopefully the children will be making St Brigid crosses on the day and hanging them on the walls at home during the rest of the year.

  5. Anne says:

    Love these prayers of faithful all down to earth. But I work in a church and lately they are not ready on a friday before one so I do miss not having them …

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