PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL THIS WEEK – Monday to Sunday Complete

Prayers of the faithful for Today
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Here are prayers of the faithful for this week (Monday July 1st – Sunday July 7th), and written following the instructions of the General instructions of the Roman Missal.

These prayers are crafted using words from the readings of each day as well as the Gospel. Also, you can convert this into a pdf with the click of a single button, hopefully this saves you some time this week to prepare for other aspects of the Mass. Check out how we write our prayers here!

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL THIS WEEK (JULY 1 – 7)

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.

Monday – July 1st

Option #1:

  1. For the Holy Church, that through the preaching of the Word of God she may bring all people to salvation, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For our civil leaders, that they may govern with justice and integrity for the common good, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For those struggling with anxiety or depression, that they may find healing and peace in Christ, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For families divided by conflict or estrangement, that the Lord’s peace may reign in their homes, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For all discerning a vocation, that they may have the courage to take up their cross and follow Christ, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, parish projects, etc. [write your own intention]), let us pray to the Lord.

II. That our departed brothers and sisters, especially N., may enter into the eternal joy of the kingdom of heaven, let us pray to the Lord.

Option #2:

  1. For the holy Catholic Church, that guided by the Holy Spirit she may effectively carry out her mission, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. That civil authorities may uphold religious freedom and respect for human life, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For those weighed down by fear, anxiety or loneliness, that they may find comfort in Christ, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For married couples, that they may have the grace to persevere in faithful love, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. That we may detach ourselves from earthly possessions to follow Christ more freely, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, parish projects, etc. [write your own intention]), let us pray to the Lord.

II. That our departed brothers and sisters, especially N., may enter into the eternal joy of the kingdom of heaven, let us pray to the Lord.

Tuesday – July 2nd

Option #1:

  1. For the Holy Church, that strengthened by the Holy Spirit she may effectively proclaim the gospel, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For government authorities, that they may uphold the dignity of every human life, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For those suffering from addiction, that they may find freedom through Christ’s healing, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For an end to violence and conflict, that the peace of Christ may reign over the world, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For the unemployed, that opportunities for dignified work may arise, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, parish projects, etc. [write your own intention]), let us pray to the Lord.

II. That our beloved dead, especially N., may be received into the company of the saints, let us pray to the Lord.

Option #2:

  1. For the Church of God, that growing in unity and love she may draw all to full communion, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For leaders of nations, that they may work to resolve conflicts through dialogue and diplomacy, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For those who doubt or whose faith is wavering, that Christ may renew their trust in him, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For those struggling with fear, anxiety or despair, that they may find peace in the Lord, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. That our parish community may be a haven of hope for the troubled and discouraged, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, parish projects, etc. [write your own intention]), let us pray to the Lord.

II. For those who have died, that the Lord may raise them up and bring them into his kingdom, especially N., let us pray to the Lord.

Wednesday – July 3rd

Option #1:

  1. For the Holy Church, that enlightened by the Word of God she may guide all to salvation, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. That civil leaders may respect the God-given rights and dignity of all people, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For the sick, the lonely, and those struggling with mental illness, that they may experience Christ’s healing presence, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For refugees and migrants seeking a better life, that they may find welcome and opportunity, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. That we may be living stones built into a spiritual house, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, parish projects, etc. [write your own intention]), let us pray to the Lord.

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

Option #2:

  1. For Christ’s holy Church, that bearing witness to his saving truth she may strengthen the faith of all, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For government officials, that they may safeguard religious liberty and the sanctity of human life, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For the blind, the lame, and all who suffer disability, that they may never lose hope, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For those persecuted for their faith, that they may remain steadfast witnesses to Christ, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. That our parish may be a spiritual home where all are welcome in Christ, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, parish projects, etc. [write your own intention]), let us pray to the Lord.

II. That our beloved dead, especially N., may be received into the company of the saints, let us pray to the Lord.

Thursday – July 4th

Option #1:

  1. That the Church may be faithful in its mission to proclaim the gospel of truth and life, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For our national and local leaders, that they may work for the true welfare of all people, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For those bound by habitual sin or addiction, that they may experience Christ’s healing mercy, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For victims of abuse, human trafficking or injustice, that they may know Christ’s liberating love, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. That our parish community may radiate the healing presence of the Divine Physician, let us pray to the Lord.

I. For our parish projects, let us pray to the Lord.

II. That God may grant eternal rest to those who have died, especially N., let us pray to the Lord.

Option #2:

  1. For the Church, called to bring the healing grace of the Gospel to a broken world, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. That civil authorities may respect the God-given freedom of all to live according to their faith, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For those enslaved by sin, addiction or despair, that Christ may set them free, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For the protection of all human life, from conception to natural death, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. That our community may extend Christ’s compassion to the suffering and marginalized, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, parish projects, etc. [write your own intention]), let us pray to the Lord.

II. That our departed brothers and sisters, especially N., may enter into the eternal joy of the kingdom of heaven, let us pray to the Lord.

Friday – July 5th

Option #1:

  1. For the Church in her mission to proclaim the Gospel to all nations, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For government officials, that they may uphold moral values and protect the family, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. That those bound by sin may experience the Lord’s mercy and walk in his ways, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For families struggling with discord or brokenness, that Christ may heal their wounds, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. That we may embrace a spirit of humility and welcome sinners to the Lord’s table, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, parish projects, etc. [write your own intention]), let us pray to the Lord.

II. That our departed brothers and sisters, especially N., may enter into the eternal joy of the kingdom of heaven, let us pray to the Lord.

Option #2:

  1. For the Church, called to be an instrument of Christ’s healing for the spiritually sick, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. That civil leaders may uphold religious liberty and the rights of conscientious objectors, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For those trapped in poverty, crime or addiction, that a way out may open for them, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For the grace to see Christ in the poor, outcast and marginalized, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. That our parish may extend Christ’s welcome to all who seek his mercy, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, parish projects, etc. [write your own intention]), let us pray to the Lord.

II. That our departed brothers and sisters, especially N., may enter into the eternal joy of the kingdom of heaven, let us pray to the Lord.

Saturday – July 6th

Option #1:

  1. For pastors and catechists, that guided by the Holy Spirit they may nourish God’s people with the word of truth and grace. let us pray to the Lord
  2. For public authorities, that they may respect the consciences of all citizens, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For those imprisoned unjustly or awaiting trial, that they may experience Christ’s justice, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For those mourning the loss of a loved one, that they may be consoled by Christ’s promise of new life, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. That we may be open to the transforming power of the Gospel in our lives, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, parish projects, etc. [write your own intention]), let us pray to the Lord.

II. That our departed brothers and sisters, especially N., may enter into the eternal joy of the kingdom of heaven, let us pray to the Lord.

Option #2:

  1. For the Church in her mission of truth and reconciliation, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For government leaders, that they may respect human life and religious freedom for all, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For those suffering from mental illness, depression or bullying, that they may find healing, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For an end to violence, hatred and racism in all their forms, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For our parish community, that the Lord may renew us in his grace and truth, let us pray to the Lord.

I. For our parish projects, let us pray to the Lord.

II. That God may grant eternal rest to those who have died, especially N., let us pray to the Lord.

Sunday – July 7th

Option #1:

  1. For the Church, sent by Christ to labor as harvesters in his vineyard, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For our civil leaders, that they may promote policies that uplift the dignity of all people, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For those experiencing loneliness or feeling unloved, that they may encounter Christ’s merciful love, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For an end to racism, discrimination and injustice in all their forms, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For our parish community, that we may joyfully participate in the Church’s mission, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, parish projects, etc. [write your own intention]), let us pray to the Lord.

II. That our departed brothers and sisters, especially N., may enter into the eternal joy of the kingdom of heaven, let us pray to the Lord.

Option #2:

  1. For the Church, that she may faithfully proclaim the Gospel of salvation to all peoples, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. That those in authority may govern with wisdom, uprightness and respect for human rights, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For families experiencing difficulties, that the Lord may strengthen their bonds of love, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For those who have left the practice of their faith, that they may rediscover the Lord’s call, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. That the Church’s missionaries may have courage to face opposition for the Gospel’s sake, let us pray to the Lord.

I. For our sick, homebound and all carrying heavy burdens of mind, body or spirit, let us pray to the Lord.

II. That our deceased loved ones, especially N., may be admitted to the eternal joy of heaven, let us pray to the Lord.

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