Prayer of the Faithful

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SUNDAY, MAY 21 , 2017

In today’s Gospel Jesus tells us that if we truly love him, we will keep his commandments. We pray for the grace and wisdom to resist all temptations and to show the love to others that we would wish to bestow on Christ himself.

We pray to the Lord               R. Lord hear our prayer

We pray for those religious orders of priests and nuns who have committed their lives to the care of the poor, the homeless and the hungry. We pray that the good works of the many may not be forgotten and unappreciated by our society because of the sins of the few.

We pray to the Lord               R. Lord hear our prayer

We ask God to bestow on us the wisdom and insight to care for the earth and to preserve His gifts of water, land and climate for ourselves and the good of those who come after us.

We pray to the Lord               R. Lord hear our prayer

We pray for all students currently preparing for exams, that they may be blessed and enlightened with the Spirit’s help

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


7 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.

  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:

      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:


      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.

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