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Prayer of the Faithful

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

 

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 23/24, 2021

Presider: These candidates, Shannon, Jeff, and Kim, who are our brother and sisters, have already traveled a long road.  We rejoice with them in the guidance of God who has brought them to this day.  Let us pray that they may press onwards, until they come share fully in our way of life.  Trusting in God's  never ending love and compassion, let us bring before Him our needs and our petitions.

May God our Father reveal his Christ to them more and more with every passing day, we pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

May they receive our sincere and unfailing support every step of the way, we pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

May they find in our community compelling signs of unity and generous love, we pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

Our church stands as a beacon of light in the darkness.  May Pope Francis, our priests and bishops continue to be our guides, leading us into the light of Christ.  We pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

Our country has a new President, Vice President, and elected officials.  May God bless them, guide them, and touch their hearts and souls, that they may perform their duties with dignity and integrity, and that they work for the welfare and good of our country and all its citizens.  We pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

Jesus says, “repent and believe in the Gospel.”  May we discern this directive in our own life, and continue to strive to grow in faith, to become more ardent followers of Jesus.  We pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

Jesus says, “I will make you fishers of men.”  May we follow in gratitude the call of our own baptism and become true examples of discipleship.  We pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

The times in which Jesus lived were troublesome.  May we respond, as people of faith, to the changes, difficulties, anger and disagreements that we currently face in the world, with peace, understanding, compassion and justice.  We pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer. 

Many people are facing great difficulty, unemployment, homelessness, financial peril, hunger, isolation due to illness or advanced age, or the stress and pressure of being a care-giver.  May God grant courage and strength for all to deal with whatever challenges they may face.  We pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

Jesus has promised that if we follow him we will be together in paradise.  May God grant comfort to those who have lost a loved one and grant eternal peace to those who have gone before us, especially Joe Breuer and the parishioners of St. John and St. Kilian.  We pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

Presider: Almighty God, source of all creation, you have made us in your image.  Receive with love, those who come before you.  Lead our candidates Shannon, Jeff, and Kim to a deeper share in the Paschal mystery, so that, living a fruitful life in the company of your faithful, they may receive the eternal reward that you promise.  Heavenly Father, you call us to a closer relationship with you.  Hear our prayers that we may, through our words and action, witness to your generous care for all,  We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 16/17, 2021

Presider:  Heavenly Father, you call us by name and guide us to fullness of life.  We pray that through these prayers we may be attuned to your voice and respond with sincerity of heart.  This catechumen, Ashley, and candidate, Luke, who are our brother and sister, have already traveled a long road.  We rejoice with them in the guidance of God who has brought them to this day.  Let us pray that they may press onwards, until they come to share fully in our way of life.

May God our Father reveal his Christ to them more and more with every passing day, we pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

May they receive our sincere and unfailing support every step of the way, we pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

May they find in our community compelling signs of unity and generous love, we pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

May our moral decisions assist us in our civic duties as we pray especially for pro-life this week.  We pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

"Here I am Lord, I come to do your will."  May we be awakened to God's call, and answer, “Here I am!” to all opportunities.  We pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

"We have found the Messiah."  May we find God in all people we encounter - children, elderly, sick, lonely, depressed, addicted, poor - and help them in their need.  We pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

"All the earth shall bow down before you, O God."  May our moral decisions assist us in our civic duties as we pray especially for pro-life this week.  We pray to the Lord:  Lord, hear our pray.

"You have prepared the table before me."  May we all come to know God, and have our hunger and thirst quenched by His Word and His Presence.  We pray to the Lord:  Lord, hear our prayer.

For those who have faithfully lived their lives in the Light of Christ and have gone before us to the peace of the kingdom, especially the parishioners of St. John and St. Kilian, Melvin Bohn, Carlyn Hulbert, and Donald Grady.  May we continue to hold them in our hearts.  We pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

Presider: Heavenly Father, hear our prayers trusting in your limitless compassion and care for all.  Almighty God, source of all creation, you have made us in your image.  Receive with love, those who come before you.  Lead our catechumen, Ashley, to the baptism of new birth, and our candidate, Luke, to a deeper share in the paschal mystery, so that, living a fruitful life in the company of your faithful, they may receive the eternal reward that you promise.  We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.

Amen.

 

The Baptism of the Lord, January 9/10, 2021.

Presider:  In baptism we were each anointed priest, prophet, and king.  Let us, as one, pray together to God, entrusting to him our needs and the needs of the world.

Cantor: Child of Mary, hear our prayer.

Assembly: Child of Mary, hear our prayer.

We pray today as baptized Catholics who received the gifts of the Spirit at our Baptism.  We pray that we use the gift of Courage, which we received at Baptism, to always stand up for our Christian beliefs.  We pray to the Lord:

Child of Mary, hear our prayer.

The gifts of the Spirit, Knowledge and Wisdom, which we received at our Baptism, give us the ability to learn about our world and make wise choices.  We pray we always use these gifts to Your Glory, God. We pray to the Lord:

Child of Mary, hear our prayer.

The Spiritual gift of Understanding gives us the ability to relate all truths to our supernatural purpose.  Help us to always use this gift to appreciate God's providence.  We pray to the Lord:

Child of Mary, hear our prayer.

The Spiritual gift of Reverence helps us recognize our total reliance on God.  Help us to always come before our God with humility, trust, and love.  We pray to the Lord:

Child of Mary, hear our prayer.

The Spiritual gift of Right Judgement enables us to judge promptly and rightly, especially in difficult situations.  We pray we always use this gift to see your will Lord, in all situations.  We pray to the Lord:

Child of Mary, hear our prayer.

The Spiritual gift of Wonder and Awe gives us the reality of the glory and majesty of God.  Make us always aware that it is only through Christ that our hearts will find true peace, we pray this is always possible.  We pray to the Lord:

Child of Mary, hear our prayer.

We ask that these gift of the Holy Spirit always lead us throughout our lives and bring us to eternal life, as we pray for the dearly departed members of our communities who are on their journey to you.  We remember especially Frank Vlasak, and Jim Cyganiak.  We pray to the Lord:

Child of Mary, hear our prayer.

Presider:  Hear our prayers that through the power of the Holy Spirit we may serve you with fidelity all the days of our lives.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.