Prayers of the Faithful for Family and Friends – 6 #OPTIONS

Prayers of the Faithful for Family and Friends
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Prayers of the Faithful for Family and Friends – 6 #OPTIONS

Here are 6 Different sets of prayers of the faithful specifically for Family and Friends, 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 our families, that the love of Christ may dwell richly in their hearts, uniting them in peace and mutual understanding, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For married couples, that they may find renewed strength in the grace of their marriage covenant, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For parents, that they may have patience, wisdom, and courage in raising their children in faith and virtue, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For grandparents, aunts, and uncles, that their example may inspire younger generations to live the Gospel, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For children and youth, that they may be guided by the Holy Spirit to make choices that lead to abundant life, let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #2

  1. For those preparing to enter the sacred bond of marriage, may they be blessed with pure and selfless love, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For families separated due to conflict, migration, or hardship, that they may overcome difficulties and be reunited, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For the lonely in our families and friend circles, that they may experience God’s consoling presence, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For broken family relationships, that the healing balm of Christ’s mercy may bring reconciliation, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For our deceased family members and friends, that they may find eternal rest in the arms of our loving Father, let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #3

  1. For families facing financial struggles, that their material and spiritual needs may be met through compassionate assistance, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For those caring for elderly or disabled relatives, that they may be given patience, stamina, and support, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For struggling single parents, that they may be uplifted by a spirit of fortitude and a community of care, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For those coping with illness in the family, that they may find strength in faith and experience healing grace, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For our family members and close friends who are estranged from the faith, that their hearts may be reopened to Christ, let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #4

  1. For children who lack a loving family environment, that they may be welcomed into nurturing homes, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For households suffering from abuse, addiction, or neglect, that God’s liberating truth may break oppressive cycles, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For military families facing separations, that they may be filled with God’s peace which surpasses understanding, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For those grieving the loss of a loved one, that they may be comforted in their sorrow by hope in the resurrection, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For our family members discerning God’s will for their lives, that they follow the path of service and holiness, let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #5

  1. That the witness of holy families may inspire all households to make their homes domestic churches, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. That our act of Christian hospitality may make our families and friend groups a haven for the lonely and a sanctuary for the broken, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For those unable to have children, that they may be consoled and able to open their hearts to spiritual fruitfulness, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For the protection of families from the influences that threaten to undermine their dignity and integrity, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For the renewal of family values in our communities and parishes based on the Gospel of Christ, let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #6

  1. For our godparents, sponsors, and faith formation leaders, that they may hand on the Catholic faith with conviction, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For children awaiting adoption, that they may soon know the loving embrace of a permanent family, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For the healing and forgiveness of past family wounds and offenses that we all may experience reconciliation, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For those far from home, that their families may remain united to them through bonds of unwavering love, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For all families and friends gathered here, that they may be nourished by the sacramental life of the Church, let us pray to the Lord.

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