Prayers of the Faithful

July 2016

Jul 30

July 31 ~ Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ For the Church's faithful announcement of the Gospel: that your Word may increase love and give full meaning to overcoming anger and hate in the world.  God of kindness, we pray. + That you, in your mercy, will watch over all refugees and victims of violence, and bring them to a place of safety.  God of kindness, we pray. + Help us...
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Jul 23

July 24 ~ Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ For blessings on World Youth Day, taking place this week in Krakow, Poland.  God of enduring love, we pray. + That young people - and all of us - will entrust themselves to the joys of the Gospel and oppose the illusions of instant happiness or violence.  God of enduring love, we pray. + Especially in this Year of Mercy, may we...
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Jul 16

July 17 ~ Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ May the shepherds of the Church proclaim Christ, admonishing and teaching with all wisdom.  Lord, joyful refuge of those who serve your people, we pray. + For those who risk their lives in order to protect the lives of others: that they will be strengthened, shielded and aided.  Lord, joyful refuge of those who serve your people, we...
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Jul 9

July 10 ~ Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ May the Church act as mediator in finding solutions to problems affecting peace, social harmony and civil rights.  Lord, King of Creation, we pray. + That you will help us be close to the poor, the sick, the dying, the lonely, the marginalized, the unemployed, the addicted and the homeless.  Lord, King of Creation, we pray. + May...
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Jul 2

July 3 ~ Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary time

+ May the Church be a place of mercy freely given where everyone can feel loved, forgiven and encouraged to live the life of the Gospel.  God our Father, Master of the Harvest, we pray. + Throughout the world may all national leaders be inspired to help all their people live a life without hardship, and to have a life of freedom, peace and...
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