Universal Prayer

UNIVERSAL PRAYER

Palm Sunday – April 5, 2020

My dear brothers and sisters, in this time of the Lord’s Passion, in these threatening months of global pandemic, let us watch more intently with Christ and direct our petitions more fervently to God.

For the Church, for our catechumens and candidates, and for our entire parish community, that together we may be freed from sin and grow in faith, in hope, and in love as a community distanced but not separated,

let us pray to the Lord:   Lord, hear our prayer.

 For all the sick, especially those infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus, and for health workers, and public officials, and all who are serving the common good in this difficult and challenging time,

let us pray to the Lord:   Lord, hear our prayer

For all whose livelihood or education have been so suddenly disrupted, and for the relief of all in material need because of this crisis,

let us pray to the Lord:   Lord, hear our prayer

For the People of Immaculate Conception Parish and  for all the prayers that we hold in our hearts, that they may be united with those of Mary, the Immaculate Mother of God, and all the Saints,

let us pray to the Lord:   Lord, hear our prayer

For all the dead, and for all who mourn them,  

let us pray to the Lord:   Lord, hear our prayer

Almighty ever-living God, only support of our human weakness, look with compassion upon the sorrowful condition of your children who suffer because of this pandemic; relieve the pain of the sick, give strength to those who care for them, welcome into your peace those who have died and, throughout this time of tribulation, grant that we may all find comfort in your merciful love. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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5th Sunday of Lent – March 29, 2020

My dear brothers and sisters, in this time of the Lord’s Passion, in these threatening days of global pandemic let us watch more intently with Christ and direct our petitions more fervently to God.

For the Church, for our catechumens and candidates, and for our entire parish community, that together we may be freed from sin and grow in faith, in hope, and in love as a community distanced but not separated,

let us pray to the Lord:

For all the sick, especially those infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus, and for health workers, and public officials, and all who are serving the common good in this difficult and challenging time,

let us pray to the Lord:

For all whose livelihood or education have been so suddenly disrupted, and for the relief of all in material need because of this crisis,

let us pray to the Lord:

For the People of Immaculate Conception Parish and  for all the prayers that we hold in our hearts, that they may be united with those of Mary, the Immaculate Mother of God, and all the Saints,

let us pray to the Lord:

For all the dead, and for all who mourn them, that they may be consoled by the same Lord who wept at the tomb of his friend Lazarus,

let us pray to the Lord:                                                                                                                 

Hear our prayers, O Lord, for all who are sick or afflicted in any way by this pandemic. Restore them to health and well-being, and reunite us together in the community of your Church. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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4th Sunday of Lent – March 22, 2020

Celebrant:

My dear brothers and sisters, we should pray at all times; but above all in these threatening days of global pandemic let us watch more intently with Christ and direct our petitions more fervently to God.

For the Church, and in particular for our catechumens and candidates and our entire parish community, that together we may be freed from sin and grow in faith, in hope, and in love as a community distanced but not separated,

let us pray to the Lord:

For all the sick, especially those infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus, and for health workers, and public officials, and all who are serving the common good in this difficult and challenging time,

let us pray to the Lord:

For all whose livelihood or education have been so suddenly disrupted, and for the relief of all in material need because of this crisis,

let us pray to the Lord:

For the People of Immaculate Conception Parish and  for all the prayers that we hold in our hearts, that they may be united with those of Mary, the Immaculate Mother of God, and all the Saints,

let us pray to the Lord:

For all the dead, and for all who mourn them,

let us pray to the Lord:

Celebrant:                                                                                                                     

Hear our prayers, O Lord, for all who are sick or afflicted in any way by this pandemic. Restore them to health and well-being, and reunite us together in the community of your Church. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.