Sunday's Prayer of the Faithful
Feast of All Souls
Cel ----- In faith in Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, we pray
That the church throughout the world may grow in a sincere response to love God and love our neighbor, Lord hear us
We pray that we may become a community that more actively cares for and protects the most vulnerable sections of our society, particularly our children and our elderly, in the church and in the state, Lord hear us.
For world peace, that the Spirit of the Lord may open new pathways to dialogue and reconciliation among all peoples, and for all who have died though violent conflict, Lord hear us
For migrants and refugees to our country, that they be welcomed with justice and care, and for the Irish abroad, Lord hear us
For all who have died, recently and for all whose anniversaries occur at this time; and for all whom we remember in this month of November, Lord hear us
Cel --- Let us pray
May He support us all the day long, till the shades lengthen and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then in His mercy may He give us a safe lodging, and a holy rest and peace at the last.
November 1 - All Saints
Gathered in the community of Jesus Christ and in communion with the family of God in heaven, we make our prayers in his name:
That the church may grow in closeness to the love and the gospel message of Jesus Christ, Lord hear us
We pray in thanks for the people whose goodness and love has influenced our lives and who are now saints with God in heaven, Lord hear us
That we do our best to live our Christian life faithfully and sincerely, Lord hear us
For those who are ill, especially those very close to us, and for all who are close to death, that our prayers may help them in tough times of life, Lord hear us
For all who have gone before us to God, that they may be welcomed by all the saints into the kingdom of God, Lord hear us
Let us pray
United with your saints in glory - the saints we know by name and all in heaven, we pray with love and trust that we will be like them one day in heaven. We ask that we may find in Jesus Christ our way, truth and life, for he is Lord now and forever. Amen.