Prayer For Everyone
Almighty God, our Father in Heaven, this week, we your children enter into the most solemn time of the liturgical year.
During Holy Week, we Christians will relive the sorrow of the passion and death of your Son, Jesus Christ, and will experience the joy of his triumphal resurrection on the third day, Pascha.
Our Jewish brothers and sisters, your chosen people, will relive the Passover, when through the blood of the lambs, You protected them from the angel of death and your servant Moses led them from slavery in Egypt to the Promised Land.
We pray you, protect everyone throughout the world from the present angel of illness and death.
Welcome into your kingdom all those who have fallen asleep in the Lord from this disease.
May your Son, the Supreme Physician of our bodies and souls, heal all those who are afflicted and suffering from this illness.
May Jesus Christ journey with those who are experiencing their personal passion and journey to Calvary that they will share in the resurrection with him.
Comfort and console the grieving families that accompany their loved ones on their final earthly journeys.
May the Holy Spirit bestow his gifts upon all those who provide medical care to the afflicted and sustain them with fortitude, courage and endurance.
May the wisdom of the Holy Spirit guide the researchers in finding cures and developing treatments that will destroy this modern-day plague.
Finally, may the Most Holy Mother of God extend her blessed mantle of protection over all of us.
Almighty Lord, we humbly beseech you to hear and grant our prayer.
Hear our prayer for all those who will die today because of war and economic oppression, especially the children.
Prepare them for the agony, despair, and terror of the violence that is upon them. Comfort them and hold them close to the bosom of your most Immaculate Heart as they drink deeply of the bitter cup which is forced upon them. Wipe their tears, calm their fears, welcome them to peace and safety. Eternal rest grant to them, and may perpetual light shine upon them. May all rise in judgment against the wickedness that brings this violence upon the world.
Overturn the thrones of tyranny, scatter the unjust, cast down the bloody rulers who make the cry of the widow and orphan rise to heaven. Give us your grace and strength to stand against the demonic powers which prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Grant that peace with justice will come to all the world. Amen.
You bring hope out of emptiness, energy out of fear, new life out of grief and loss.
As Mary returned to mourn yet found unspeakable joy, so comfort all who have lost their homes
through persecution, war, exile, or deliberate destruction.
Give them security, a place to live, and neighbors they trust to be, with them,
a new sign of peace to the world. Amen
Almighty and merciful God, whose Son became a refugee and had no place to call his own;
look with mercy on those who today are fleeing from danger, homeless and hungry.
Bless those who work to bring them relief;
inspire generosity and compassion in all our hearts;
and guide the nations of the world towards that day when all will rejoice in your Commonwealth of justice and of peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen.
Open our eyes that we may see the needs of others;
Open our ears that we may hear their cries;
Open our hearts that we may feel their anguish and their joy.
Let us not be afraid to defend the oppressed, the poor, the powerless, because of the anger and might of the powerful.
Show us where love and hope and faith are needed, and use us to bring them to those places.
Open our ears and eyes, our hearts and lives, that we may in these coming days be able to do some work of justice and peace for you. Amen.
Almighty God, guide the nations of the world into the way of justice and truth,
and establish among them that peace which is the fruit of righteousness,
that they may become the Commonwealth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Grant us, Lord God, a vision of your world as your love would have it:
a world where the weak are protected, and none go hungry or poor;
a world where the riches of creation are shared, and everyone can enjoy them;
a world where different races and cultures live in harmony and mutual respect;
a world where peace is built with justice, and justice is guided by love.
Give us the inspiration and courage to build it, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O God, who would fold both heaven and earth in a single peace:
Let the design of your great love lighten upon the waste of our wraths and sorrows:
and give peace to your Church, peace among nations,
peace in our dwellings, and peace in our hearts:
through your Son our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen