Prayers of the faithful for Love – #7 OPTIONS

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

Here are 7 Different sets of prayers of the faithful specifically for Love, 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.

Prayers of the faithful for Love

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 be a shining light of God’s love for all people, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For those who govern nations and lead communities, that they may be guided by the law of love in their policies and actions, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. That families may be schools of love, where spouses are faithful mirrors of God’s endless love, and parents and children respect one another with patient and humble love, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For those weighed down by loneliness, rejection, or broken relationships, that they may experience the healing warmth of Christ’s love, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. That our parish community may be knit together in the unbreakable bond of sincere charity and selfless love for one another, let us pray to the Lord.
  6. For the grace to love our neighbors as ourselves, offering generous love especially to those on the margins through acts of compassion, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, bereaved, special projects or events, etc.)

II) That the Lord may welcome into his loving embrace those who have died, especially N., let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #2

  1. For the Church, that she may be a faithful witness to God’s merciful and unconditional love for all people, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For families struggling with division or estrangement, that the love of Christ may heal their wounds and restore unity, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. That the Holy Spirit may fill our hearts with genuine love for our neighbors, moving us to acts of compassion and service, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For those who face hatred, rejection or persecution, that they may experience the warm embrace of God’s love through the church community, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For our parish family, that we may grow in love for one another, bearing with each other’s faults through patience and kindness, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, bereaved, special projects or events, etc.)

II) That those who have died may rejoice forever in the eternal love of the Lord, especially N., let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #3

  1. For the Church, that she may be a shining example of God’s love to the world, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For civil authorities, that their decisions and actions may be guided by a spirit of love and a dedication the common good, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For those who are lonely or isolated, that they may find companionship and love in their communities, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For couples and families, that they may strengthen their bonds of love and understanding, becoming true witnesses to the love of God, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, bereaved, special projects or events, etc.)

II. That the Son of Man may grant his salvation to those who have died, especially N., let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #4

  1. That the Church may be a source of light guiding all people to the truth of God’s enduring and merciful love, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. That nations once divided by hatred and violence may be reconciled through the transforming power of God’s merciful love, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For missionaries at home and abroad, that through their witness of love they may draw many souls to the hope found in Christ, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. That the love of God may touch and heal relationships wounded by pride, dishonesty, neglect or abuse, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For refugees and migrants forced to leave their homes, that they may find welcome and loving assistance in new communities, let us pray to the Lord.
  6. That our community may extend Christ-like love to the imprisoned, homebound, addicted and mentally ill through outreach and support, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, bereaved, special projects or events, etc.)

II) That those who have died may find everlasting joy in the loving presence of our heavenly Father, especially N., let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #5

  1. For the Church, that her ministers may radiate Christ’s selfless and merciful love, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For those forgotten or discarded, that they may experience God’s tender love through us, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For those who have lost the ability to love, that the Lord may kindle anew the fire of love in their hearts, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For our parish community, that our love for the poor and marginalized may give glory to God, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, bereaved, special projects or events, etc.)

II) That all who have died, especially N., may rejoice forever in the perfect love of the Father’s embrace, let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #6

  1. For the Church, that she may faithfully proclaim the Gospel of God’s love to all nations, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For families struggling with conflict or division, that the Lord may heal their wounds and restore unity, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For the lonely and those who feel unloved, that they may experience God’s tender care through us, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For those in consecrated life, that they may be witnesses of Christ’s spousal love for the Church, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For our community, that our love for the poor and marginalized may give glory to God, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, bereaved, special projects or events, etc.)

II. That those who have died, especially N., may inherit the kingdom prepared for them by our loving God, let us pray to the Lord.

OPTION #7

  1. For the Church, that she may be ever more conformed to Christ’s selfless, sacrificial love poured out for the world, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For parents, that they may have the grace to love their children unconditionally, mirroring the patient and merciful love of God, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For those who are lonely or loveless, that they may experience the warmth of God’s tender care through the embrace of a loving community, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. That the love of Christ may take root in our hearts, moving us to love our enemies, forgive those who have wronged us, and seek reconciliation, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For our parish family, that our love may move beyond words to bear fruit in concrete acts of charity, justice, and compassion, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, bereaved, special projects or events, etc.)

II) That those who have died, especially N., may inherit the kingdom prepared for them by our loving God, let us pray to the Lord.

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