Weekly Prayers of the Faithful

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, June 12, 2022

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, June 12, 2022

On this day in worshiping the Trinity, we bring our petitions to the Father who is the creator of all that is good so that his Son may redeem us from every evil and the Holy Spirit may sanctify the activities of our lives.  

  1. That the Father, who is holy, the Son, who is light, and the Spirit, who is life may guide the Church to be a community of worship, of learning and nurturing, of shared life, of service, and of evangelization that finds in the Trinity the purpose of our existence[1].  We pray to the Lord.
  2. That leaders of nations will “not surrender to the logic of violence, to the perverse spiral of arms,”[2] and that we will finally embark on the path of dialogue and peace in our schools and churches, on our streets, and in nations plagued by brutality and war.  We pray to the Lord.
  3. That Christian families around the world may embody and experience unconditional love and advance in holiness in their daily lives.[3]  We pray to the Lord.
  4. That we may always behold the heavens, the work of God’s fingers — the moon and the stars that have been set in place — with awe and wonder that in this immensity, each one of us is cared for with the love of God poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.  We pray to the Lord.
  5. That as we react with disbelief and anger to the darkness of the slaughter of parishioners at St. Francis Xavier Church in Nigeria, the attack on children and teachers in school in Texas, and the senseless shootings at shopping malls and churches, we may reject revenge, seek the consolation of God’s healing love, and act to end these tragedies.  We pray to the Lord. 
  6. That on this World Day Against Child Labor, we will commit ourselves to commerce that does not build our lifestyle on the backs of the 160 million exploited children forcibly engaged in hazardous work that compromises their physical, mental, social, or educational development.  We pray to the Lord.
  7. That children in our communities who are orphaned, abused, exploited, or homeless will be cared for with love so that they may find safety, security, faith and bright futures.  We pray to the Lord.
  8. That the refugees from the wars raging in Ukraine, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, South Sudan and elsewhere will find safety, peace, and an opportunity to return to their homes so that the wisdom of God may find delight in the human race.  We pray to the Lord.
  9. That those living in regions beset with drought and farmers toiling on parched lands will be blessed with gentle rains of summer that satisfy the thirsty and produce food for the hungry.  We pray to the Lord.
  10. That the Holy Spirit will guide us to all truth so that God may be glorified by our lives which proclaim Truth to a world beset with lies and treachery.  We pray to the Lord.
  11. That as Fr. Christopher celebrates his birthday on Monday, he may rejoice in the many years of priestly service he has been granted and look forward with sustained hope to many more years.  We pray to the Lord.
  12. That those who are ill will know the love of the Father, the presence of the Son, and the consolation of the Holy Spirit as they seek to overcome the evils of disease and despair.  We pray to the Lord.
  13. That innocent people whose lives were ended by personal violence, organized war, or any act of senseless inhumanity will be received with joy into the eternal peace of heaven.  We pray to the Lord.

Gracious God, we ask that you hear our pleas so that we may know your will through the whisperings of the Holy Spirit. We make these prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.

[1] Based on thoughts of Archbishop Joseph M. Raya in The Face of God.

[2] From Pope Francis’ Regina Coeli, Sunday, June 5, 2022.

[3] Pope Francis’ monthly intention for June, 2022.

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