Prayer of the Faithful, Mary, Mother of God, January 1, 2017

Readings
  1. For the Church: that we may be like Mary, treasuring God’s words and deeds in our hearts and drawing wisdom from them for our daily lives

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For a deepening of our relationships: that God will help us to grow in love, understanding, and mercy with all with whom we share life

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the ability to listen better: that we, like the shepherds, may truly listen to the words spoken to us, find meaning in them, and act wisely upon them

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For leaders of nations, all who hold public office and public servants: that they may serve their people untiringly and work to relieve the suffering of the poor and marginalized

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For God’s blessing on the New Year: that God will fill the coming days with health of body, mind, soul and spirit; renew the gifts of the Spirit within us, and inspire us with new ways to serve and show God’s mercy to others

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the ill and suffering: that God will sustain their spirits, relieve their suffering, and give them hope. Let us pray especially for those whose names have been placed on our altar.

We pray to the Lord.  

  1. For all who have died: that God’s face will shine upon them and give them eternal peace. We pray especially for Emily Roca-Dalyan, all who died this past year and for Andrea Clark, Emily Roca-Dalyan, Rosalina Ortacio, Francis La Madrid, all who have died this past year

We pray to the Lord.

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