Prayers of the faithful about friendship – #6 OPTIONS

Prayers of the faithful about friendship
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Prayers of the faithful about friendship – #6 OPTIONS

Here are 6 Different sets of prayers of the faithful specifically about friendship, 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.

OPTION #1

  1. For friendship that is rooted in Christ’s love, bringing joy, support and encouragement to one another, let us pray to the Lord…
  2. That our friendships may bear witness to the unity and peace to which all are called in the one Body of Christ, let us pray to the Lord…
  3. For those who feel lonely or isolated, that they may experience the warmth of true friendship and community, let us pray to the Lord…
  4. For children and youth, that they may form healthy friendships built on virtue and mutual respect, let us pray to the Lord…

OPTION #2

  1. For the grace to be faithful friends after the example of Christ, the true friend who laid down his life for us, let us pray to the Lord…
  2. That our friendships may help lead one another to deeper faith and the fullness of truth in Christ, let us pray to the Lord…
  3. For friends who have drifted apart or experienced brokenness in their relationships, that healing may come through forgiveness, let us pray to the Lord…
  4. For the elderly who may feel forgotten, that they may know the comfort of companionship and the joy of friendship, let us pray to the Lord…

OPTION #3

  1. For married couples, that their spousal friendship may be enriched through open communication, patience and sacrifice, let us pray to the Lord…
  2. For friends who are separated by distance, that their bonds of friendship may be preserved through prayer and care for one another, let us pray to the Lord…
  3. For friends facing difficulties or trials, that we may walk with them sharing their burdens with compassion, let us pray to the Lord…
  4. For our parish community, that it may be a place where lasting spiritual friendships are forged and nurtured, let us pray to the Lord…

OPTION #4

  1. That young people may develop virtuous friendships that lead them to live with integrity and purpose, let us pray to the Lord…
  2. For friends from different backgrounds or cultures, that their diversity may lead to greater understanding and unity, let us pray to the Lord…
  3. For friends who have become estranged over grudges or past hurts, that the Lord may heal their hearts to be reconciled, let us pray to the Lord…
  4. For the friendships of saints like Francis and Clare, that we too may find in our friends support for our journey of holiness, let us pray to the Lord…

OPTION #5

  1. For the wisdom to be prudent in choosing friends and in being a good friend to others, let us pray to the Lord…
  2. That friendships formed in the context of our faith community may be enduring sources of spiritual strength, let us pray to the Lord…
  3. For friends in whose company we are tempted to compromise our faith or virtues, that we may have courage, let us pray to the Lord…
  4. For mothers nurturing friendships as they care for children, that they find joy in sharing this vocation together, let us pray to the Lord…

OPTION #6

  1. For the gift to nurture true friendship through self-sacrifice, compassion and constancy, let us pray to the Lord…
  2. For friends far away from the Church, that through our caring friendship they may encounter Christ anew, let us pray to the Lord…
  3. For those grieving the loss of a dear friend, that they may be consoled by faith in the resurrection, let us pray to the Lord…
  4. For young adults, that through their friendships they may discover their vocation and calling from God, let us pray to the Lord…

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