Prayers of the Faithful

December 2014

Dec 27

December 28, Feast of the Holy Family

December 28, Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph   + For the family of the Church that all will be strengthened, purified and renewed through the grace of Christ's Body and Blood.  Lord of our families, we pray. + May all families be blessed by the overflow of the love, the unity, and the self-donation of the Holy Family and...
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Dec 24

December 25 The Nativity of the Lord

December 25 The Nativity of the Lord   + For the Holy Father and the bishops who assist him:  that their lives, teaching, preaching, and pastoral care will proclaim the saving event of the Incarnation to everyone throughout the world.    Son of God who comes to us, we pray.   + For families: that the...
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Dec 20

December 21 Fourth Sunday in Advent

December 21, Fourth Sunday of Advent   + May the bishops of the Church, by grace of the apostleship they have received, draw forth from others a deeper faith.  God, who is ever faithful, we pray. + For the world:  May all commit themselves to the sincere search for true peace which will extinguish all arguments, for charity...
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Dec 13

December 14 Third Sunday of Advent

December 14, Third Sunday of Advent   + For the Church to be ever more zealous in bringing good news to the poor, healing to the brokenhearted, and liberty to captives.  Christ, who is our joy, we pray. + For the world:  that enemies may begin to dialogue, that adversaries may shake hands, and peoples may encounter one...
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Dec 7

December 8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL   December 8,   Immaculate Conception   +Through Immaculate Mary, Queen of Peace, may hatred, violence and cruelty cease in the world.  Loving Father, giver of your Son through Mary, we pray. + May those trapped in the downward spiral of sin have hope through Mary, and may you bring them...
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Dec 7

December 7 Second Sunday of Advent

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL December 7, Second Sunday of Advent   + May the birth of the Redeemer bring peace and hope to all people of goodwill.  Lord, comforter of people, we pray. + Grant that violence be overcome by the power of love, opposition give way to reconciliation, and the desire to oppress be transformed into the...
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