February 18, 2018

    First Sunday in Lent

    Prayers of the Faithful

 

1) For our holy father, Pope Francis, and all Church leaders, that the Lord will

    enable them to accept the burdens of their ministry with strength and courage,

 

    let us pray to the Lord

 

2) For political leaders that they avoid temptations of power and greed and serve

    with generosity those they represent,

 

    let us pray to the Lord…

 

3) For those candidates and catechumens preparing for reception into the Church,

    that God’s invitation to live a new life continue to lead them forward,

 

    let us pray to the Lord…

 

4) For our faith community, that during this Lenten period we prepare to welcome

    the risen Christ at Easter through repentance and our sacrifice of prayer, fasting

    and almsgiving,

 

    let us pray to the Lord…

 

5) For those who have died, especially _____________________ from S.S. Peter and                               

________________________ from Joan of Arc, and those who have no one to pray                 for them,

   

   let us pray to the Lord…

 

6) For our own intentions and those in our parishes books of intercessions, we open

    Our hearts to God in our needs,

 

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   let us pray to the Lord…