Prayer of the Faithful

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PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL

SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018

In today’s gospel Jesus reminds us that He is the Good Shepherd who cares for us and that He is the gate through which we can gain entry to eternal life. We pray now for the strength and perseverance to live by His commandments and earn the rewards promised by our Saviour.

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

Jesus tells the apostles “ There are other sheep I have that are not of this fold and these I have to lead as well, so that they too will listen to my voice”. We pray for a church that is inclusive and a welcoming home for all those it has wrongfully alienated in the past.

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

We pray for all those in our church, men and women, ordained and lay, who have been called to the role of shepherd, that they may follow closely the example of Christ and bear witness to His goodness.

We pray to the Lord             R. Lord hear our prayer

We pray for all children who at this time are making their First Holy Communion, that this wonderful occasion will be the beginning of a lifelong loving relationship with Jesus Christ who came into this world to show us the true way to eternal salvation.

 We pray to the Lord             R. Lord hear our prayer

We pray for the Irish people as they debate the Eighth Amendment of our Constitution that, in their deliberations, they be guided by the wisdom of the Spirit and respect for God’s gift of human life.

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

 

We 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

 

 

 

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  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 …

  6. Editor says:

    Ann,
    Sorry, just recently saw your comment and am only now replying. We appreciate your deadline and have set our own now to be up on site each week by 12.00 noon Fridays. We want to wait until Fridays to be as relevant as possible for the weekend Masses.

  7. Fr. Mario A. Rodrigues says:

    I just found this site just love the prayers of the faithful, would be good if we remember the sick as well as the departed, especially the departed Missionaries…God bless keep up the great work

  8. John Mwengunga says:

    I am delighted.

  9. gaudensio jada says:

    I am very delighted with this site because it provides an important part of the liturgy during Holy Mass. May God inspire the writer more so that Christians benefit from that gift of writing.

  10. March 17 our 45th ann. Please share prayer of the faithful esp. we are at the Church where we got married at the Phil. We live in USA.
    Thanks & God bless.

    • soconaill says:

      Many blessings, Lulu, on you, your spouse and your whole family. July 15th, 2019 will be our fiftieth anniversary. We live in Coleraine, Northern Ireland – but have a son, a daughter-in-law and three granddaughters, all American, in Boston. Stay warm, stay prayerful, stay safe! Sean O’Conaill

  11. Sr. Gloria Salutan says:

    I don’t have any comment. But I humbly ask this favor:
    Kindly send me the daily prayer of the faithful.

    Thank you & Godbless!

    • soconaill says:

      Our Editor for Prayers of the Faithful responds as follows:

      Sr Gloria, thank you for your response and your request for daily prayers of the faithful. Regretfully, we can only provide these for Sundays and Holy Days in the Church calendar. We have sought an alternative source for you but have been unable to find any site or publication offering POF on a daily basis. If any reader can enlighten us on this, we would be delighted to pass on the information.

  12. Ger Cahill says:

    Hi in our church we ask our teenagers to do the prayers of the faithful. We have had a great response and they have been doing it now for the past 10 years or more. Its a great way to keep teenagers involved in the church. Thank you association of Catholics Ireland for your prayers each week

  13. Anne says:

    Love to use these prayers of faithful. But never ready on Friday morning early so I cannot use them or help out the priest and have them done the weekend for him .Pity.
    Regards anne

  14. Wilson Kwasi says:

    First time I’m getting to this. Ours is a small community called St Gabriel’s Mission Station, a part of St Edmund’s Pastoral Zone Mulang, in the archdiocese of Bamenda in Cameroon. I found these prayers very suitable and easily adaptable to our context.
    Thanks a lot and may the Holy Spirit continue to inspire the writers to do more.
    Happy Easter!

  15. soconaill says:

    Many thanks, Wilson. And Happy Easter to you all in St Gabriel’s Mission Station.

  16. Onyeka hamlet says:

    Let the Mercy of God locate me,my siblings, the Church all over the world, l pray oh Lord

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