Weekly Prayers of the Faithful

Solemnity of All Saints, November 01, 2020

Solemnity of All Saints, November 01, 2020

On this Solemnity of All Saints, we join with the communion of saints in bringing our needs to the Father.  

  1. That the Church may provide fertile ground and inspiration for the growth in faith of all people who strive one day to join with all the saints in heaven whom we celebrate today.  We pray to the Lord.
  2. That political leaders will respond to the beatitudes with policies that comfort those who mourn because of violence, war, poverty, and disease and be peacemakers so that all may live as children of God.  We pray to the Lord.
  3. That the election this week will be a celebration of the freedom we have to select our leaders which draws together people of diverse views for the good of our nation.  We pray to the Lord.
  4. That the stress we have been experiencing due to fires, hurricanes, the coronavirus, the election, and violence in our cities will be overwhelmed by a hunger and thirst for righteousness that is evidenced by mutual support and care for each other and for those in need.  We pray to the Lord.
  5. That the Christian people of China, Vietnam, Myanmar, Iran, and other nations who are insulted, persecuted, and have every kind of evil falsely uttered against them for their faith may find the grace to rejoice and be glad for their reward among all the saints in heaven will be great.  We pray to the Lord.
  6. In thanksgiving for the unknown saints through the centuries who have passed on their faith in Jesus to us and who now rest in joyful peace, and for the saintly people we have encountered in our lives who have led us to the faith we share.  We pray to the Lord.
  7. That we may live the beatitudes each day as we encounter those who are poor, in mourning, and desperate for righteousness by being those who offer mercy, peace, and acceptance in the midst of our own difficulties.  We pray to the Lord.
  8. That the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence, and all advances in science and engineering, will be achieved in loving service to mankind, our world, and the universe.[1]  We pray to the Lord.
  9. That our eyes may always be open to see what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God.  We pray to the Lord. 
  10. That Fr. Christopher may be blessed for the insults and persecutions he has endured while faithfully exercising his ministry.  We pray to the Lord.
  11. That those struck down by the surging coronavirus may receive needed medical care and be healed from their afflictions.  We pray to the Lord.
  12. That those from every nation, race, people, and tongue who have died may have their robes washed and made white in the Blood of the Lamb as they join with all the angels and saints in worshiping God before his throne.  We pray to the Lord.

O God, on this solemn Sunday as we celebrate the holy men and women who were our ancestors in faith, we ask for the grace to follow in their footsteps confident that in your mercy and love you satisfy all our needs. We make our prayers through Christ our Lord.  A

[1] Pope Francis’ intention for November, 2020 is artificial intelligence.

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