Prayer of the faithful for Indigenous Peoples – #7 OPTIONS

Prayer of the faithful for Indigenous Peoples
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Prayer of the faithful for Indigenous Peoples – #7 OPTIONS

Here are 7 Different sets of prayers of the faithful specifically for Indigenous Peoples, and written following the instructions of the General instructions of the Roman Missal.

Thanks to the varied option, all conceivable circumstances are accounted for. Also, you can convert this into a pdf with the click of a single button, hopefully this saves you some time today to prepare for other aspects of the Mass.

The sets of intentions in this post contain two optional intentions, labeled I and II. Intention I addresses a local, topical need for the living, while Intention II is for the deceased, with an option to add names if customary.

OPTION #1

  1. For the Church, that she may courageously proclaim the Gospel in all circumstances, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For civil authorities, that they may respect and uphold the rights and traditions of Indigenous communities, fostering justice and peace, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For Indigenous leaders and elders, that they may be strengthened in their efforts to preserve their culture and heritage, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For the healing of historical wounds and the promotion of mutual understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, bereaved, parish project, events, etc., let us pray to the Lord.)

II. For the souls of the faithful departed, that they may rest in the peace of Christ, especially N. Let us pray to the lord

OPTION #2

  1. For the Church, that she may be a sign of hope and reconciliation in the world, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For public authorities, that they may address the needs of Indigenous communities with fairness and compassion, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For Indigenous youth, that they may receive the education and opportunities needed to thrive while maintaining their cultural identity, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For the protection of Indigenous lands and natural resources, that they may be preserved for future generations, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, bereaved, parish project, events, etc., let us pray to the Lord.)

II. For the souls of the faithful departed, that they may rest in the peace of Christ, especially N. Let us pray to the lord

OPTION #3

  1. For the Church, that she may inspire all her members to acts of charity and justice, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For leaders in government and industry, that they may respect Indigenous sovereignty and work towards equitable solutions, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For the revitalization of Indigenous languages and traditions, that they may flourish and enrich our global community, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For the healing of relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For those burdened by poverty, discrimination, and health disparities, particularly in Indigenous communities, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, bereaved, parish project, events, etc., let us pray to the Lord.)

II. For the souls of the faithful departed, that they may rest in the peace of Christ, especially N. Let us pray to the lord

OPTION #4

  1. For the Church, that she may nurture the faith of her children through the sacraments and prayer, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For civil authorities, that they may enact and enforce laws that protect the rights and lands of Indigenous peoples, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For Indigenous educators and advocates, that they may be successful in their efforts to preserve and share their rich cultural heritage, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For the recognition and rectification of past injustices against Indigenous communities, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, bereaved, parish project, events, etc., let us pray to the Lord.)

II. For the souls of the faithful departed, that they may rest in the peace of Christ, especially N. Let us pray to the lord

OPTION #5

  1. For the Church, that she may continue to grow in holiness and witness to the love of Christ, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For government officials, that they may collaborate with Indigenous leaders to address pressing issues and promote justice, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For the preservation of Indigenous cultures, languages, and spiritual practices, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. That Indigenous youth may have access to quality education and opportunities to strengthen their cultural identities, let us pray to the Lord., let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, bereaved, parish project, events, etc., let us pray to the Lord.)

II. For the souls of the faithful departed, that they may rest in the peace of Christ, especially N. Let us pray to the lord

OPTION #6

  1. For the Church, that she may stand firm in her teachings and traditions, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For public officials, that they may ensure the rights and dignities of Indigenous peoples are respected and upheld, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For the empowerment of Indigenous women, that they may lead their communities with strength and wisdom, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For the advancement of Indigenous health and well-being, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, bereaved, parish project, events, etc., let us pray to the Lord.)

II. For the souls of the faithful departed, that they may rest in the peace of Christ, especially N. Let us pray to the lord

OPTION #7

  1. For the Church, that she may lead all people to a deeper understanding of God’s mercy, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For civil authorities, that they may prioritize the needs and rights of Indigenous communities in their policies, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For the promotion of Indigenous education and the protection of traditional knowledge, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For the restoration and respect of Indigenous cultural practices and sacred sites, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For those who are marginalized and oppressed, especially within Indigenous communities, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, bereaved, parish project, events, etc., let us pray to the Lord.)

II. For the souls of the faithful departed, that they may rest in the peace of Christ, especially N. Let us pray to the lord

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