PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL THIS WEEK – Monday to Sunday Complete

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PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL THIS WEEK – Monday to Sunday Complete

Here are prayers of the faithful for this week (Monday June 3rd – Sunday June 9th), 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 (June 3-9)

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 – June 3rd

  1. For the holy Church of God, that she may continue to grow in holiness and unity, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For the leaders of nations, that they may seek to serve with integrity and justice, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For those who face persecution and hardship for their faith, that they may be strengthened by the Holy Spirit, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For our local community, that we may be a source of support and love to those around us, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For the needs of the sick, the lonely, and the distressed, that they may experience God’s healing and comfort, let us pray to the Lord.

I. (For our sick, bereaved, parish project, events, etc., let us pray to the Lord.)

II. That those who have died, especially N., may rest in the peace of Christ, let us pray to the Lord.

    Option #2:

    1. That the holy Catholic Church may remain united in fidelity to the Pope and bishops, let us pray to the Lord.
    2. For the leaders of nations, that they may be guided by divine wisdom in their decisions and actions, let us pray to the Lord.
    3. For those suffering persecution for the sake of righteousness, let us pray to the Lord.
    4. For our parish, that we may grow in faith, hope, and love, supporting each other in our spiritual journey, let us pray to the Lord.
    5. For the sick and those who care for them, that they may experience God’s healing presence, let us pray to the Lord.

    I. (For the success of our parish’s efforts to assist the homeless and hungry through the XYZ outreach program, let us pray to the Lord.)

    II. That those who have passed away, especially N., may be granted eternal rest, let us pray to the Lord.

      TUESDAY – June 4th

      1. For the Church, that she may persevere in faith and boldly proclaim the gospel to the world, let us pray to the Lord.
      2. For civic leaders and public servants, that they may fulfill their duties with honesty, justice and a spirit of service to all, let us pray to the Lord.
      3. That we may render to God our faithful service by using the resources of this earth for the good of all humanity, let us pray to the Lord.
      4. For those afflicted by illness, rejection, loneliness or despair, that they may find healing, acceptance and love, let us pray to the Lord.
      5. For this community of faith, that the Word of God may strengthen our hope as we await in joyful expectation the fulfillment of Christ’s promises, let us pray to the Lord.

      I. (For our sick, bereaved, parish project, events, etc., let us pray to the Lord.)

      II. For our beloved dead, especially N., that they may have eternal rest in the new heavens where Christ reigns forever, let us pray to the Lord.

      OPTION #2

      1. That the Church may persevere in preaching the gospel of Christ to all peoples, let us pray to the Lord.
      2. For national and local civil authorities, that they may govern with respect for the God-given dignity and rights of every person, let us pray to the Lord.
      3. That we may seek first the values of God’s kingdom, using the world’s resources to promote human development and care for creation, let us pray to the Lord.
      4. For those enslaved by addictions, exploitation, or unjust social conditions, let us pray to the Lord.
      5. For our parish family, that our participation in the sacred liturgy may renew our hope in the eternal life promised by Christ, let us pray to the Lord.

      I. (For all celebrating sacraments, birthdays, anniversaries, and other joyful occasions in our parish this week, let us pray to the Lord.)

      II. For all the faithful departed, especially N., that they may have a place in the new heavens and the new earth, let us pray to the Lord.

      WEDNESDAY – June 5th

      1. For the holy Church of God, that she may always follow the Good Shepherd, faithfully proclaiming the Gospel to all nations, let us pray to the Lord.
      2. That government authorities may be guided by God’s wisdom to promote the common good of society, let us pray to the Lord.
      3. For all who labor to provide food and relief for those suffering from famine and malnutrition, let us pray to the Lord.
      4. That the Lord may open paths of hope for those afflicted by war, violence, and displacement from their homes, let us pray to the Lord.
      5. For our local community, that we may be united in love and service, recognizing the presence of Christ in one another, let us pray to the Lord.

      I. (For our sick, bereaved, parish project, events, etc., let us pray to the Lord.)

      II. That those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith, especially N. (add names), may be raised up on the last day to share in the glory of the resurrection, let us pray to the Lord.

      OPTION #2

      1. For the Church, that she may always be guided by the Holy Spirit and remain steadfast in her mission to bring the light of Christ to the world, let us pray to the Lord.
      2. For public leaders, that they may act with integrity and work for the peace and well-being of all people, let us pray to the Lord.
      3. For all who struggle with illness, addiction, or hopelessness, let us pray to the Lord.
      4. For all immigrants and refugees seeking a better life, that they may find welcome, and opportunities to use their gifts, let us pray to the Lord.
      5. That the risen Christ may fill the hearts of our families and this parish community with his peace, let us pray to the Lord.

      I. (For our parish’s mission to promote social justice and respect for human dignity through the ABC initiative, let us pray to the Lord.)

      II. For our deceased family members, friends, and parishioners, especially N. (add names), that having followed the Lord in this life, they may forever gaze upon him in the life to come, let us pray to the Lord.

          THURSDAY – June 6th

          1. For the Church, that all Christians may overcome division and be one as Christ and the Father are one, let us pray to the Lord.
          2. That the pursuit of peace and justice may quell the violence afflicting so many communities and nations, let us pray to the Lord.
          3. That those enslaved by addictions, human trafficking or unjust oppression may have their God-given human dignity restored, let us pray to the Lord.
          4. For the grace this week to put the two great commandments into practice by loving God and neighbor with all our being, let us pray to the Lord.

          I. (For the sick and all who ask for our prayers (mention intention), let us pray to the Lord.)

          II. That the faithful departed may be received into the eternal dwelling place prepared for them in heaven, especially N., let us pray to the Lord.

          OPTION #2

          1. For the Church, that her ministers may proclaim the truth of Christ with courage and be faithful witnesses of his love, let us pray to the Lord.
          2. For nations ravaged by war, terrorism or ethnic hatred, that God may heal these wounded lands and peoples with his gift of peace, let us pray to the Lord.
          3. That those oppressed by hunger, homelessness or injustice may experience solidarity from Christians who put their faith into action, let us pray to the Lord.
          4. That the Lord may strengthen those persecuted for their faith and open paths of peace for those displaced by violence, let us pray to the Lord.
          5. For families in our community, that they may be schools of love, forgiveness and concern for others, let us pray to the Lord.

          I. For the sick and all who ask for our prayers (mention intention), let us pray to the Lord.

          II. That our beloved dead may be freed from all sin and share in the glory of the resurrection, especially N., let us pray to the Lord.

          FRIDAY – June 7th (Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus)

          1. That on this solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, all believers may be drawn more deeply into Christ’s infinite love, let us pray to the Lord.
          2. For our civic leaders and all in authority, that they may govern with justice and compassion, let us pray to the Lord.
          3. For those suffering from hunger, homelessness or any affliction, that the Lord may relieve their burdens through our generous efforts, let us pray to the Lord.
          4. For all members of this faith community, that we may open our hearts more fully to Christ who dwells within us, let us pray to the Lord.

          I. (For our parish’s mission to promote social justice and respect for human dignity through the ABC initiative, let us pray to the Lord.)

          II. For our brothers and sisters who have fallen asleep in the hope of the resurrection, especially N. (add names), that they may enjoy eternal light and peace in Christ, let us pray to the Lord.

          OPTION #2:

          1. That the Church may persevere in announcing the Good News of salvation to all peoples, let us pray to the Lord.
          2. For those who lead the nations of the world, that they may always pursue the path of peace, let us pray to the Lord.
          3. For all who are burdened by want, loneliness, grief or any affliction, that they may find assistance, let us pray to the Lord.
          4. For those enslaved by addictions, human trafficking or unjust structural realities, that they may be freed, let us pray to the Lord.
          5. For all gathered here, that the love of Christ may take deeper root in our hearts and lives, let us pray to the Lord.

          I. (For the success of our parish’s efforts to assist the homeless and hungry through the XYZ outreach program, let us pray to the Lord.)

          II. That those who have died, especially N., may come to share in the fullness of God’s Glory, let us pray to the Lord.

          SATURDAY – June 8th

          1. That the Church may be a clear sign of Christ’s saving love for the world, let us pray to the Lord.
          2. That international dialogue may tear down walls of hostility and build lasting bridges of cooperation among peoples and nations, let us pray to the Lord.
          3. For those who face discrimination, exploitation or abuse because of their race, ethnicity, gender or beliefs, let us pray to the Lord.
          4. That the homeless, the addicted, the imprisoned, and all who live on the margins may experience the Lord through the love and concern of others, let us pray to the Lord.
          5. For this parish community, that our celebration of the sacred liturgy may inspire us to bring Christ’s love to our homes and neighborhoods, let us pray to the Lord.

          I. (For our parish’s mission to promote social justice and respect for human dignity through the ABC initiative, let us pray to the Lord.)

          II. That Christ may welcome into His eternal glory those who have died, especially N., let us pray to the Lord.

          OPTION #2:

          1. That the Church may prosper and grow in fidelity to Christ, her Bridegroom and Head, let us pray to the Lord.
          2. For civilians caught in war and conflict, that they may be delivered from violence and find peace, let us pray to the Lord.
          3. That the Lord may open our eyes and hearts to the needs of our brothers and sisters in want, let us pray to the Lord.
          4. For those oppressed by poverty, hunger, persecution or violence, that their suffering may be alleviated, let us pray to the Lord.
          5. For our youth and young adults, that they may find in our parish a dwelling place for the word of Christ, let us pray to the Lord.

          I. (For our parish’s mission to promote social justice and respect for human dignity through the ABC initiative, let us pray to the Lord.)

          II. For our deceased loved ones, that they may dwell forever in the light of God’s presence, especially N., let us pray to the Lord.

          SUNDAY – June 9th

          1. For the holy Church of God, that all believers may overcome division and be one in heart and mind, following Christ’s will, let us pray to the Lord.
          2. For public authorities and leaders, that they may govern with wisdom and build a world of justice and peace, let us pray to the Lord.
          3. For peace among nations, an end to violence, and the protection of human rights for all, let us pray to the Lord.
          4. For those oppressed by poverty, hunger, or injustice, that our efforts may bring them relief and renewal of hope, let us pray to the Lord.
          5. For our families and communities, that the grace of Christ may strengthen our bonds and commitment to live as his disciples, let us pray to the Lord.

          I. (For a spirit of generosity among our parish families in support of our capital campaign/annual appeal, let us pray to the Lord.)

          II. That those who have died in Christ may share in His eternal glory, especially N., let us pray to the Lord.

          OPTION #2:

          1. For the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church, that it may be a visible sign of unity for all peoples, let us pray to the Lord.
          2. That civil leaders may resist the lure of power and govern with servant hearts for the common good, let us pray to the Lord.
          3. For nations divided by conflict, that Christ the Prince of Peace may guide them to reconciliation, let us pray to the Lord.
          4. For all those suffering from anxiety, especially the youth, let us pray to the Lord.
          5. For families struggling with division or crisis, that they may experience Christ’s healing and reconciliation, let us pray to the Lord.
          6. For our parish family, that our words and actions may bear witness to the truth of the Gospel, let us pray to the Lord.

          I. (For a spirit of generosity among our parish families in support of our capital campaign/annual appeal, let us pray to the Lord.)

          II. That those who have gone before us may rest in the peace of Christ, especially N., let us pray to the Lord.

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