First Sunday of Lent: Prayers of the Faithful

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March 10, 2019

First Sunday of Lent

Let us pray we may enter into this Lenten season with humility and a greater longing for the mercy of Christ Jesus. May this spiritual desert lead us on a path of conversion and trust.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray we may overcome our addictions to false power, greed, condemning words, overeating, alcohol abuse, prescription medications addiction, and feelings of superiority. May our temptations be eased with love.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray our Church leaders may enter the desert of Lent and manifest leadership that is stripped of pride. May temptations of institutional power be replaced with compassion for the weak and vulnerable.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray for catechumens and candidates throughout the world longing for the Easter sacraments. May our communities model forgiveness, care and honesty.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray for people weakened by illness and disease. May the desert of Lent lift up our poor in spirit, and those lost in the wilderness of physical and mental illness.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us carry hope in the deserts of our grief and loss on earth. We pray for our loved ones who now live in gardens of joy in heaven. In this Mass we remember…

We pray to the Lord.

 

 

 

 

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