Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph: Prayers of the Faithful

December 30, 2018

Holy Family

Let us pray for our Church Universal, that we may seek to serve with integrity and justice. We pray that power will turn into humility, that secrecy will give way to transparency.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray for families in crisis, that they may find our helping hands and understanding hearts. For foster families and families separated by war, violence or mental illness. For families searching for the basics of life.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray to live the message of Christmas on earth. We pray for people who live on the margins of society, for people who struggle to make ends meet, for people exhausted from unexpected suffering, loss and grief.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray for courage in family life. We pray to raise our children and grandchildren with love and compassion. We pray to silence our cell phones and seek face-to-face conversations with loved ones. We rejoice in the gifts of our children and their children.

We pay to the Lord.

Let us pray for hope in this Christmas season. May healing abound for people recently diagnosed with disease or living with misfortune. We pray for people who most need compassion and tenderness.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray for our beloved dead. We remember our loved ones who have died during this past year. In this Mass…

We pray to the Lord.

One thought on “Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph: Prayers of the Faithful

  1. Dear Ron, Happy New Year! This Prayer of the Faithful reminds me of the prayers of our Thursday night “Lucenarium”, We the celebrant would intone, “If anyone is holy”,” Let him grow in love”. “If anyone is in sin,” “Let him be converted”. “For the need and sorrow of all the earth”, “Let us implore the mercy of heaven”, and then we would chant the “Hail Mary”. I can still hear it in my mind, and it comes back to me when I see the suffering of those around me. In these days where the weak and poor are vilified by the powerful, and those who call themselves rulers seem unable to provide even basic needs, I feel a real urgency to ask for Our Lady’s intercession and the presence of Jesus to bring us grace and healing. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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