Weekly Prayers of the Faithful

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 6, 2022

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 6, 2022

We offer our prayers to the Father asking that he attend to our outcry, confident that he will answer all our needs.     

  1. That the Church may always be a source of everlasting encouragement and good hope as it strengthens the hearts of all people in every good deed and word.  We pray to the Lord.
  2. That world leaders will shun power expressed in volleys of missiles and rattling of sabers but will display their power by the care they give to the poor, the outcast, and the suffering.  We pray to the Lord.
  3. That those who are arrested, tortured, or killed for their faith may be delivered from the hands of the wicked and may have the grace and courage to regard their sufferings as nothing through the hope that God gives of being raised up by him.  We pray to the Lord.
  4. That the people of our nation will express our gratitude for the freedom we enjoy by voting responsibly for candidates and issues that seek the greatest good.  We pray to the Lord.
  5. That those seeking political office will put service to their constituents above a lust for power and prestige as they work to promote reasoned dialog about the important issues of our time.  We pray to the Lord. 
  6. That we may live in joyful hope and expectation of our ultimate encounter with God, not being distracted by superfluous things or in valuing many things that do not matter.[1]  We pray to the Lord.
  7. That homeless children, orphans, the young victims of war and all children who are suffering may be guaranteed access to education, health care, and the opportunity to experience the affection of a family.[2]  We pray to the Lord.
  8. That those who are married may have the grace to live out their marriage vows despite the difficulties they encounter and may enjoy many years together encouraging each other in faith.  We pray to the Lord.
  9. That in observing this International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, renewed efforts will be made to encourage food production and distribution of grain to those facing famine in the poor countries of the world.  We pray to the Lord.
  10. That those who are suffering from cancer will not lose hope but will receive medical care and the support of family and friends that sustains their life on this Earth and prepares them for everlasting life in heaven.  We pray to the Lord.
  11. That those who have died in the stampede in South Korea, the bridge collapse in India, and from terrorism and senseless acts of violence may be received with joy by the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob to whom all are alive.  We pray to the Lord.

God, our Father, we pray in anticipation that the word of the Lord may speed forward and be glorified, confident in your faithfulness that guards us from the evil one.  We offer these prayers through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

[1] Based on homily of Pope Francis, November 2, 2022.

[2] Rephrasing of intention of Pope Francis for November, 2022.

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