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Prayer of the Faithful

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

 

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 25, 2021

Presider:  As we remember and celebrate the miracle of Jesus feeding the thousands who followed Him, we bring our petitions to the Lord trusting He will also provide for our needs.

For the church.  That we may continue to be loving disciples seeing the needs of people around us and finding ways to provide abundantly to those suffering from a lack of housing, food, clothing, healthcare, friendship, or the opportunity to hear the Word of God.  In Jesus' name we pray: Lord hear our prayer.

For the success of the Catholic Stewardship Appeal that benefits more than 500,000 Catholics and countless others in our Archdiocese through the Office for Worship which is a resource for the liturgical life of the parishes in their work and missions to serve God and His Kingdom.  In Jesus' name we pray: Lord hear our prayer.

For world leaders.  That they find ways to share the abundance of this earth with all nations who need assistance.  In Jesus' name we pray: Lord hear our prayer.

For all who are ill and for their caretakers.  That they may be healed of their afflictions, surrounded by medical professionals who help provide relief of pain, care and comfort to make their physical, mental, and spiritual lives better.  We thank You for our medical researchers and new advances in medicine, and we ask that You continue to allow them to find new treatments.  In Jesus' name we pray: Lord hear our prayer.

For all who are affected by the forces of nature: wildfires, floods, extreme heat, and drought.  That You protect and give strength to those who respond to cries for help, providing support for those whose lives are affected.  Help all find Your love in these trying times.  In Jesus' name we pray: Lord hear our prayer.

For a local family who lost everything in a house fire this past week.  That the community may generously care for their physical and spiritual needs.  In Jesus' name we pray: Lord hear our prayer.

For those who have died.  They may be welcomed into the abundance of the Heavenly Kingdom.  We remember Edward and Alice Hurula, Gerald Schumacher, the parishioners of St. John and St. Kilian, Adeline Casetta, Rosemary Wagner, and Rita Arentz for whom these Masses were offered.  In Jesus' name we pray: Lord hear our prayer.

For all of us, as we sometimes fail to recognize the miracles God provides in our daily lives.  We thank God for the fresh food of this summer season, for the love and friendship that surrounds us in our fellow parishioners, family, friends, coworkers and smiles of strangers.  Help us to serve You and those around us with the same abundant spirit of giving You showed feeding the thousands through the miracle of the loaves and fishes.  In Jesus' name we pray: Lord hear our prayer.

Presider:  God of all grace and abundance, You provide generously for all our needs.  Hear our prayers that we may share the gifts You have bestowed on us, providing blessings to others.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  AMEN.

 

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 18, 2021

Presider:  Good Shepherd, we come to You with confidence, entrusting You with our prayers and petitions.

For all who are called upon to shepherd the Church of God.  May they tend their people with humility and wisdom.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For elected officials.  May the Good Shepherd guide them as they work to promote unity among all people and banish the scourge of racism and prejudice.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For the oppressed who hunger and thirst for righteousness.  May the Good Shepherd allow their voices to be heard by those in positions of power.   We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For all affected by disasters, the collapsed condominium in Surfside, Florida, Hurricane Elsa, severe heat and drought, wildfires and flooding.  May the Good Shepherd guide all who are touched providing them strength and courage to persevere and bringing needed help and guidance to overcome.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For all who disagree, who protest, or who march for a cause.  May the Good Shepherd grant them tolerance for those with whom they disagree and guide them in non-violent expressions of their concerns and differences.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For all who are homeless, isolated, lonely, unemployed, ill, or suffer from hunger.  May we who are able, heed the Good Shepherd's call to aid and assist them.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For all the faithful, especially the communities of St. Kilian and St. John.  May we listen for God's call to grow in faith, hope, and love as we seek to follow the path of the Good Shepherd and help to shepherd His sheep.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For all the faithful departed, may they dwell in the House of the Lord forever.  We pray especially for the parishioners of St. John and St. Kilian, Keith Kindt, Charlene Feucht, and Harriet Peters, for whom these Masses were offered.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

Presider: Gracious God, You sent Your Son to shepherd Your people and to bring them everlasting life.  Hear our prayers that we may, through Your care and concern, strive to provide loving care, concern, and guidance with a shepherd's heart.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  AMEN.

 

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 11, 2021

Presider:  In thankfulness for the goodness of God, let us bring our petitions before the Lord in faith.

“The Twelve drove out many demons, and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.”  For the Church, that we who are commissioned as disciples, help to proclaim the Gospel, and teach and heal as Jesus taught.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

Help us to be wise and lead with justice.  For those in roles of authority, may they be filled with the vision of Your glory.   We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

“Show the light of your truth to those who go astray, so they may return to the right path.”  For all those suffering from addictions or other difficulties, give us the grace to reject whatever is contrary to Christ, and help us to strive for all that does Him honor.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

Help us to focus on what is life-changing on our journey with only the basics: walking stick and sandals.  No food, no sack, no money.  For all to have safe traves this summer especially while carrying out Jesus' mission.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

“Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”  Help us to let go of our transgressions especially within our own families.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For the deceased: especially, Nancy Schoebel, Paul Thomas, and the parishioners of St. John and St. Kilian Parishes for whom these Masses were offered.  May they behold Your face in heaven.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

Presider:  Gracious God, helper and guide, be with us and show us the way to joyfully acclaim the coming of Your Kingdom in our words and actions.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  AMEN.

 

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 4, 2021

Presider:  Today, as we joyfully affirm our faith in Jesus Christ, your beloved Son, we turn to you, Father, and make these prayers with confidence in your goodness.

In today's Gospel we hear how Jesus was rejected as a prophet in his own town by those who knew him as the carpenter’s son.  We pray that we, who through our baptism are brothers and sisters with Christ, remain faithful to Him and grow daily in faith nourished by the Word and His gift of the Bread of Life.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For the Church.  That we may risk entering into a deeper relationship with Jesus that will transform His Church and lead us to true devotion and praise.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For our nation on this Independence Weekend.  That God will guide us in living the values which we proclaim so that all may experience life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For those who serve in elected office.  May their hearts be sensitive to the needs of those whom they serve.  May they lead with courage and wisdom, reflecting the Church's teaching that the moral test of our society is how the weak, the poor, and the vulnerable are fairing.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For us who are “hard of face and obstinate of heart” and those who reject Christ.  That everyone may come to understand Jesus' requirement that we love one another and our neighbors as ourselves.  May the Word of God soften our hearts and bring us to a new awareness of God's virtues, gently guiding us into living as Children of God.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord hear our prayer.

For those killed or injured in the condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida.  That Almighty God will grant eternal rest to those who have died, comfort to those who mourn, and give strength to the first responders and all affected by this immense tragedy.  We pray to the Lord.  Lord, hear our prayer.

For St. John and St. Kilian parishes.  That we become houses of compassion, mercy and love; and that we are open, transparent, and just, so that those who are not yet believers might come to see in us the goodness of God.  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 Joan Coffey, the parishioners of St. John and St. Kilian, Clare La Plante, and Bob Mishler 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:  May these, our prayers, be pleasing to you, Lord God, and may your mercy always sustain us.  We make these prayers through Christ, our Lord.  AMEN.


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