Prayers of the faithful for Community – #7 OPTIONS

Prayers of the faithful for Community
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Prayers of the faithful for Community – #7 OPTIONS

Here are 7 Different sets of prayers of the faithful specifically for Community, 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 the Church, the people of God called to be a communion of love and unity, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For our local community, that it may be a place of welcome, compassion, and mutual support, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For those who serve and lead in our community, that they may act with integrity and wisdom for the common good, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For the poor, marginalized, and those facing hardship in our midst, that they may experience Christ’s love through our care, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For our local community, that the bonds of fellowship may be strengthened as we walk together in faith, let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #2

  1. For the Church, that she may help build a civilization of truth, justice, and love, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For our neighborhoods and towns, that they may be safe havens where human dignity is respected, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For community organizations striving to meet local needs, that their efforts may bear abundant fruit, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For those new to our community, that they may find hospitality and a spirit of inclusion, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For our local community, that we may be united in promoting the common good and caring for God’s creation, let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #3

  1. For the Church, that she may inspire all people to live in solidarity as one human family, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For our local community, that it may be built on foundations of honesty, hard work, and authentic freedom, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For those who sacrifice to protect our community through service in law enforcement, fire departments, and emergency response, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For businesses, merchants, and economic leaders in our community, that they may uphold ethics and justice in their roles, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For our local community, that our love for one another may be a light shining in the darkness, let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #4

  1. For the Church, that her witness of communion may inspire all people to live as brothers and sisters, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For our local community, that it may be a place where each person’s human dignity is affirmed, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For civic and political leaders, that they may work to resolve conflicts and promote peace in our community, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For the lonely, isolated, or homebound among us, that they may feel the warmth of Christ’s love through our care and outreach, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For our local community, that this Eucharist may renew our commitment to be builders of Christ’s kingdom of justice and peace, let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #5

  1. For the Church, that the presence of the Holy Spirit may make her the sign and instrument of communion for all humanity, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For our local community, that Christ’s love may cast out all hatred, racism, and prejudice among us, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For the unemployed in our midst, that they may find dignified work to support themselves and their families, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For those suffering from addiction or mental illness, that our community may embrace them with compassion, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For our local community, that it may be a place of encounter where all are welcomed as Christ, let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #6

  1. For the Church, that she may help heal divisions and work unceasingly for unity among all peoples, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For those who teach or shape young minds in our community, that they may be inspired by the truth and form youth as peacemakers, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For immigrants and refugees settling among us, that they may find understanding, opportunity and a welcoming spirit, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For those imprisoned or recently released from incarceration, that our community may offer friendship and a fresh start, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For our local community, that the joy of the Gospel may permeate every neighborhood, home and heart, let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #7

  1. For the Church, that her love may embrace every race, nation, and walk of life, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For our local community, that we may see Christ in the face of each person and treat all with respect, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For those who volunteer and serve the needs of others in our community, that the Lord may renew their energy and commitment, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For the divorced, widowed, and broken families among us, that they may receive Christ’s healing and experience our community’s care, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For our local community, that it may be a beacon of Christ’s love for all the world to see, let us pray to the Lord.

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