The Presentation of the Lord: Prayers of the Faithful

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February 2, 2020

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Prayers of the Faithful

We pray our faith leaders may possess the patience and integrity of Simeon and Anna. May hope spring up within all humanity from laying our eyes first upon the face of Christ Jesus.

We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the Diocese of Colorado Springs, for its mission and future. May we manifest Christ Jesus in our prayer, and service to those in need.

We pray to the Lord.

We pray for true wisdom to emerge in our decision making so that our children and grandchildren may be wrapped in the arms of justice and sure peace, in meaning and reconciliation throughout our world.

We pray to the Lord.

We pray to see the face of Jesus among the timid and the shy, among people discouraged by lack of jobs, ill health and threats of divorce and severe grief. May our hearts be laid bear for the needs of our sisters and brothers.

We pray to the Lord.

We pray for the courage to fast and pray as we wait for Jesus to be manifest in threats of war, violence, and hatred. May Simeon and Anna become models of faith and may their glances upon Jesus teach us how to be grateful forever.

We pray to the Lord

We pray that our lives may bring peace and consolation to those who grieve here on earth. May the dead be not forgotten within our lives of faith. In this Mass…

We pray to the Lord.

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “The Presentation of the Lord: Prayers of the Faithful

  1. I would like to pray for everybody who is mentally ill whom feel like the Church has treated unfairly. That includes me.

  2. Now that I’m older, this gospel reading about Simeon and Anna resonates in my heart . There’s a great scene in Franco Zeferelli’s “Jesus of Nazareth” when Simeon hears the baby Jesus crying in the temple, and he perks up, and says “Where is HE?” It’s a wonderful scene! I’m also very thankful for the “Nunc Dimittis”. (I recall I got a good laugh out of our former parish choir director, who was a retired Marine, when Army was playing Navy in their annual football game, and I suggested to him, “Maybe the Army can chant, “Nuke Da Middies!”)

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