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Prayer of the Faithful

Here you will find the Prayers of the Faithful that are prayed at our weekend Masses.

Pop-Up Catechesis: A Walk Through the Mass—The Prayer of the Faithful - Master Catechist, Joe Paprocki, explains the General Intercessions, or Prayer of the Faithful.  In these prayers, we approach the Lord with all of our problems, knowing that God alone is the One we seek out to rescue, restore, and reassure us.


 

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 17, 2021

Presider: Brothers and Sisters, trusting in God's never-ending mercy and compassion, let us bring our petitions before the Lord.

For all God's people, especially those in positions of authority.  That they may imitate the example of Jesus, who came not to be served, but to serve.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For leaders of nations.  That they may work to uphold the dignity of life, especially for those who are imprisoned.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For victims of modern-day slavery and human trafficking.  That their freedom be restored and their emotional, physical, and psychological wounds be healed.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For an increase in respect for all life.  That the life of every human person from conception to natural death be protected in our laws and cherished in our hearts.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For those being called to become priests, deacons, religious, or lay ministers.  That they may hear God's call to serve with humility and generosity.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For all who have died, especially Clare LaPlante, Cecelia Schumacher-Dukelow, the parishioners of St. John and St. Kilian, and Ruth Jansen, for whom these Masses were offered.  That they may confidently approach the Throne of Grace to receive mercy.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

Presider:  God of justice and mercy.  You sent your Son to show us how to love and serve, and to save us from our sins.  Help us to seek you and praise you with every breath.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 10, 2021

Presider:  Heavenly Father, today we are reminded that Jesus asks us to live in accordance with His teachings and to put our trust completely in Him.  Jesus knows our weaknesses, and challenges us to seek Him above all worldly things.

For all those who seek to know and serve God.  That the church is blessed with men and women who strive to remain in communion with God through Word and Sacrament.  May they be inspired by the Scriptures to serve and love the communities they live in.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord hear our prayer.

For our world leaders.  That they may be compelled to protect and respect the lives of all those whom they govern.  Give them strength and courage to uphold God's commands for the good of all people.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For those displaced by wars, political upheaval, natural disasters, traumas, and health issues.  That they may find God's presence in their lives to comfort, guide, and give them peace.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For families who struggle to support loved ones in their lives who may be suffering from anxiety, addiction, mental or physical issues, lack of employment or poverty.  That they may receive the love, respect, and material assistance they need.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For all those facing an unexpected pregnancy.  That the peace of Christ may fill their hearts.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For all people throughout the world.  That they might recognize and treat each person as a masterpiece of God's creation.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For those who have lost a loved one, and for those who have died.  We remember Logan Johnson, Steven Philippi, Nancy Schoebel, Cecelia Dukelow, and the parishioners of St. John and St. Kilian for whom these Masses were offered.  That God will meet them face-to-face on their journey to eternal life.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

Presider:  God of infinite care and concern, hear our prayers that we might serve You in our attentiveness to the poor and vulnerable.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 3, 2021

Presider:  Trusting in God's never-ending love and care for us, let us place before Him our needs and our petitions.

For the Church, that we may approach faith with child-like wonder and awe that keeps us focused on the presence of the Lord in our lives.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For the Catholic Stewardship Appeal supported office of Ministry to Senior Priests, that they may assist those now retired who have so faithfully served our needs.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For elected officials, on this Respect Life Sunday, they will bring forth and uphold policies that support the dignity and holiness of family life.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For all who struggle in relationships, especially due to travel, deployment, or illness, that God bring assistance through family, friends, and support networks.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For the communities of St. John and St. Kilian, that we remain faithful in our call to pray, serve, and love together in Christ.  We pay to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For those who have gone before us to the Heavenly Kingdom, that we remember and honor the gift they have been to us in our lives, especially Edward and Alice Hurula, Debbie Kreuser, Grace Hauser, the parishioners of St. Kilian and St. John, Edward Walsch, and also in honor of Jim Schlagenhaft's 91st birthday.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

Presider:  God of Love, through following You may we be brought to fullness of life.  May You help us to walk in the light of faith to become true servants of Your peace.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 26, 2021

Presider:  Having been nourished by the Word of God, let us confidently place our intentions before the Lord, knowing that He hears the cries of those in need.

May the Holy Spirit received at Baptism inspire all in the Church, through word and action, to reflect the goodness and love of Christ.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

May the Holy Spirit empower leaders of nations to promote the dignity of workers and to fight oppression in its many forms.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

May the Holy Spirit help us to hear the cries of those in need and move us to faithful action.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

May the Holy Spirit work through our St. John and St. Kilian communities, that together, we may create a place where all are welcomed and valued.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

May the Holy Spirit give us hope and comfort, especially, as we remember, Larry Zimmer, William and Margaret Fraundorf, Steven Becker, Quirin and Monica Klink, and the parishioners of St. John and St. Kilian, for whom these Masses were offered.

Presider:  God of peace and love, hear our prayers that we may follow your law with joy, and in doing so build Your Kingdom of justice and mercy.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

 

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