Ash Wednesday and 1st Sunday of Lent General Intercessions

General Intercessions

February 22, 2012 – Ash Wednesday

PRIEST:

As we begin this holy season of conversion, we ask God to hear the cares of our heart.

READER:

For all Christian people, that we turn our hearts toward the Lord and prepare for Christ’s resurrection,
we pray to the Lord:

For the nations, that those suffering from natural disasters will receive the assistance they need to restore their lives,
we pray to the Lord:

For our church, that as one we will seek God with our whole hearts and minds, we pray to the Lord:

For the priesthood, that God will bless their ministry and increase their numbers, we pray to the Lord:

For those who have died, that they will be one with the Trinity in heaven, especially for:
7:30AM
12:00PM
6:00PM 

we pray to the Lord:

For the needs we hold in the silence of our hearts…. (PAUSE)….,
we pray to the Lord.

PRIEST:
God of goodness and mercy, you are always ready to pardon our sin and call us back to you. Hear us and answer the prayer we make through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

General Intercessions    February 26, 2012 – 1st Sunday of Lent

PRIEST:

My brothers and sisters, as we begin this season of  Lent, let us pray to the Lord that we may be renewed by one another’s efforts and together come to share the joys of Easter.

READER:

That those preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation may be blessed with great faith and remain strong disciples of Christ throughout their lives, we pray to the Lord:

That our elected representatives may serve with honor and treat all citizens with justice and civility, we pray to the Lord:

That our catechumens may share with others the joy that they have found in their friendship with Jesus, we pray to the Lord:

That our community, during this Lenten season, may grow in charity and be constant in prayer, we pray to the Lord:

That the priesthood may flourish in our diocese and throughout our nation, we pray to the Lord:

That those who have died may live forever in heaven with all the saints and angels, we pray to the Lord:

For the needs we hold in the silence of our hearts…. (PAUSE)…and for

5:00PM
8:15AM
11:15AM 


we pray to the Lord:

PRIEST:
Heavenly Father, guide all assembled here in the days and weeks of Lent ahead. Strengthen us in our commitment to renew our spiritual lives and draw closer to you. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

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