Prayers of Intercession

Australian Catholics (Jesuit) Prayers of the People read more

St Louis Uni. Liturgy resources   read more

From Adelaide Diocese - read more

Vanderbilt Divinity Library - good intros and conclusions    read more

For Intercession topics - read more

Contemporary expression of prayers with brief prayers of intercession; From Philippians read more

Laughingbird from South Yarra - prayers and scripture are contemporized in Australian!  Too radical for most  :)   read more


An article about prayers of the faithful  read more

Universal Prayer (Prayer Of The Faithful)

 

The Universal Prayer

69. In the Universal Prayer or Prayer of the Faithful, the people respond in some sense to the Word of God which they have received in faith and, exercising the office of their baptismal Priesthood, offer prayers to God for the salvation of all. It is desirable that there usually be such a form of prayer in Masses celebrated with the people, so that petitions may be offered for holy Church, for those who govern with authority over us, for those weighed down by various needs, for all humanity, and for the salvation of the whole world.

70. The series of intentions is usually to be:

a) for the needs of the Church;

b) for public authorities and the salvation of the whole world;

c) for those burdened by any kind of difficulty;

d) for the local community.


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Simple prayers of the faithful  

For the Holy Catholic Church, for Francis our pope, ___________ our bishop, and for all bishops, priests, deacons, we pray to the Lord: 
Lord Hear Our Prayer

For the leaders of the nations, that they would promote life, peace, and justice, and work together for the common good, we pray to the Lord:
Lord Hear Our Prayer

For our local community and its needs: that we would act as witnesses to the love and mercy of Christ as we love our neighbors as ourselves, we pray to the Lord:
Lord Hear Our Prayer

For our parish community and its needs: that we would open ourselves to the transforming message of the gospel and heed the call of Christ to serve him and one another, we pray to the Lord: 
Lord Hear Our Prayer

For those who are sick, suffering, or homeless, and for the poor and unemployed, we pray to the Lord: 
Lord Hear Our Prayer

For all those who have died, especially _________________ , for whom this Mass is offered, we pray to the Lord:
Lord Hear Our Prayer

For our own needs and intentions, that we now recall in our hearts [6 second pause], we pray to the Lord:
Lord Hear Our Prayer

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