We ought to pray always

Fr. Vin

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Let's pray together as a family (This is a group prayer)

Leader:  We come together through the power of God’s love.

All:  May we be united in the same mind and in the same purpose.

All: We come before you, O God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Help us to see in the mystery of your Trinitarian love a model for our own Family Apostolate ministry.

When we see rivalry, let us be a reminder of the loving communion among Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

When we see disagreement, let us demonstrate a spirit of patience and understanding. May our lively exchange of ideas result in decisions that will benefit your families.

Help us to remember that we belong to you, our one true God, in the power of the Holy Spirit, and in the name of Jesus Christ, who is Lord forever and ever. Amen.

Prayer Intentions:

For our Holy Father, Pope Francis, who has made it known his desire for the Church to strengthen families through the love of Christ…we pray to the Lord.

R: Lord, hear our prayer

That all Bishops and Priests may embrace our Holy Father’s passion for building strong faithful families through the Church…we pray to the Lord.

R: Lord, hear our prayer

That the families of our parish community and all families might be examples to our society of the Christian way of love, acceptance, forgiveness and trust... we pray to the Lord.

R: Lord, hear our prayer

For married couples who have fallen out of love with each other, that they may take advantage of home blessings and bring their anxieties before the Blessed Sacrament for healing… we pray to the Lord…

R: Lord, hear our prayer

For parents, that they might have the courage to speak out firmly against the “unclean spirits” of hatred, drugs, and pornography that contaminate our children... we pray to the Lord…

R: Lord, hear our prayer

For children coping in unstable homes and dealing with the divorce of their parents...we pray to the Lord.

R: Lord, hear our prayer

For families that are desperate for food, shelter or medical help that they might find the assistance that they need...we pray to the Lord.

R: Lord, hear our prayer

For marriages torn apart by infertility, that they may live with fervent hope in God who is the source of life... we pary to the Lord.

R: Lord, hear our prayer

For all families who are mourning, that they may find  comfort in Christ's resurrection…we pray to the Lord.

R: Lord, hear our prayer

For any other intentions?

Our Father....

Hail Mary...

Heavenly Father, the holy family was a perfect example for all families. Shower our families with your love and care. Help them to place You in the center of their lives. Bless the various families we visit. Heal them of their pains. Keep them safe in your love. Protect them in your truth. Use us as instruments of blessings to them. And make our own families secure in your faith, hope and love.

We ask this in Jesus' name, through Mary's Immaculate Heart and through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Closing prayer -

Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.            

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Amen.

OR

 

Regina Caeli (Between Easter and Pentecost)

V. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia. R. For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia.

V. Has risen, as he said, alleluia. R. Pray for us to God, alleluia.

V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia. R. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

 Let us pray. O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Priest's Blessing 

Jesus said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them (Mark 10:14-16).