Baptism of the Lord 2019: Prayers of the Faithful

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January 13, 2019

Baptism of the Lord

Let us pray as the baptized of God to become a light to the nations, to offer sight to the blind, to bring out prisoners from confinement and from the dungeon, those who live in darkness.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us listen attentively to the Holy Spirit as we live out our baptismal call within the delicate fabric of our families, and among the complicated relationships of our workplaces.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray unceasingly for the mission and renewal of the Church. May our baptism come alive in the world for people facing terminal disease, unexpected hardship and lasting loneliness.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray that nations may work together to protect clean water and provide adequate drinking water for all people. Let us rely on God for our basic needs so to live with hope for tomorrow.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray for all of our children and grandchildren who have been baptized this past year. Let us accompany God’s beloved through moments of doubt, hardship and turmoil. May we become prophetic witnesses of hope for all people.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray for our brothers and sisters who have died, that the Holy Spirit may guide them into their eternal home. For all people who grieve and those who search for meaning and hope here on earth. At this Mass…

We pray to the Lord.

 

Text and Painting: Ronald Raab, CSC

1 thought on “Baptism of the Lord 2019: Prayers of the Faithful

  1. Thought-full prayers—and the little painting is full of the very mystic colors of the spectrum–shading from and building into each other. A

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