Prayer of the Faithful

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PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017

In today’s gospel, Jesus reminds us that we too are invited by our loving Father to join Him in the banquet of the gospel. We pray that we be inspired by the Holy Spirit to accept that invitation, live our lives in accord with the word of Jesus and be rewarded with everlasting life in His Holy Kingdom.

We pray to the Lord               R. Lord hear our prayer

Pope Francis has requested that for the month of October we pray for the rights of workers and the unemployed. Let us pray that all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.                                                                                                                                                                                      

We pray to the Lord               R. Lord hear our prayer

At this harvest time, we pray for all those on our farms, whose lives are dedicated to giving us food and drink, that they may work and live in safety. We pray particularly for those families who have lost children through farm accidents that faith in the Lord may give them consolation in their time of great tragedy.

We pray to the Lord               R. Lord hear our prayer

We pray for those who have recently lost loved ones. Lord, surround them with those who love and care for them, strengthen them in their faith and comfort them with the assurance that those who have departed this life are safe in Your strong embrace.  

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

We pray for unity among all Christian churches. Heavenly Father, grant us humility to hear your voice, to receive your call, and to share your dream for the unity of the Church. Where division has left us with hearts of stone, may the fire of your Holy Spirit inflame our hearts and inspire us with the vision of being one in Christ, as he is one with you.

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

 

 

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9 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 …

  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.

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