Prayers of the Faithful

July 2017

Jul 29

July 30 ~ Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ May the Church stand as a living witness to truth and freedom, to peace and justice.  Holy Spirit, giver of wisdom, we pray. + Help us to banish violence from our midst, and defend us against every attack.  Holy Spirit, giver of wisdom, we pray. + We pray for the state of our country:  that the justice, truth and compassion of...
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Jul 22

July 23 ~ Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ May the shepherds of the Church proclaim Christ, admonishing and teaching with all wisdom.  Lord, whose love is strong for us, we pray. + We pray for all people who are in positions of power in the world: may their power be tempered with a strong sense of justice, and with kindness and compassion for all.  Lord, whose love is strong...
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Jul 16

July 16 - Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Tome

+ May the Church act as mediator in finding solutions to problems affecting peace, social harmony and civil rights.  Our Father, who gives life to all creation, we pray. + In the world, may we who have received the first fruits of the Spirit, sow the good seed of love.  Our Father, who gives life to all creation, we pray. + May our...
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Jul 8

July 9 ~ Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ That the Church will be a place of mercy freely given where everyone can feel loved, forgiven and encouraged to live the life of the Gospel.  Holy Spirit, giver of life, we pray. + In a world torn by strife, may your people shine forth as a prophetic sign of sanity and harmony.  Holy Spirit, giver of life, we pray. + Out of concern...
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Jul 1

July 2 ~ Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ That you will strengthen the bond of unity between the faithful and the pastors of the Church.  Jesus, living in the newness of life, we pray. + For all those who have suffered are suffering now or may suffer in the future from political oppression: protect them in your compassion.  Jesus, living in the newness of life, we pray. +...
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