Universal Prayer or Prayer of the Faithful. Week22c-2013.

Father in Heaven, as your sons and daughters we present these prayers to You born of confidence and humility.

1. Your sacred Word Heavenly Father teaches us ‘to conduct our affairs with humility.’ Fill the Church – Your Son’s Body – with men and women who act as Jesus’ disciples, humbly seeking You and the salvation of one another, especially our family members. We humbly pray.

2. Your sacred Word Heavenly Father promises the Spirit-filled peace of Your Son. Pour forth that same peace upon our world. Bring peace to Syria. For the innocent victims of wars, crime, violence and hatred – We humbly pray.

3. Your sacred Word Heavenly Father teaches us that “You have made a home for the poor.” In all levels of Church and parish planning and living, impel us to work to alleviate the burdens of the poor and all who suffer in any way. We humbly pray.

4. Your sacred Word Heavenly Father teaches that we have “approached Jesus, the Mediator of a new Covenant.” As many return to school this week, may learning equip all students with the Truth of Jesus that reverences life and serves the needs of the poor. We humbly pray.

5. For all the sick (especially …) [PAUSE] May all who have died (especially …) live eternally with You: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We pray …

all that is good comes from You.
Humbly we ask that You
graciously fill our hearts with love for You.
Increase our faith and by Your constant care,
protect the good You have given to us.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
One God, forever and ever.