Universal Prayer or Prayer of the Faithful, Ordinary Time 2013, Week 15.


To God our Father, we pray in the grace of the Holy Spirit as Jesus our Lord taught us.

1. The Word is “very near to you, already in your mouths and in your hearts; you have only to carry it out.” For receptivity to and welcome of God’s life-giving Word in heart, mind and spirit. For all who teach, preach and live God’s holy Word. We pray …

2. “To you, O LORD, [we pray] for the time of your favor. In your great kindness answer [us] with your constant help” for peace in our world especially in Egypt, Syria and all places of conflict. For harmony within our families and lives, we pray …

3. Jesus Christ “is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He Himself might be preeminent.” For our parish to live only the life of Jesus Christ and to witness to His “peace by the blood of His cross.” We pray …

4. For courage ‘to treat all we meet with mercy’ and for strength to imitate the Good Samaritan to “go and do likewise.” We pray …

5. As “Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life” [PAUSE] heal the sick, especially … [PAUSE]

Receive into the eternal Kingdom all who have died, especially ... We pray …


God our Father,
direct and ground our lives in Your Truth.
May our lives mirror Your mercy, justice and peace to all.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever.

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