PRAYERS THIS WEEK


P: Let us turn to the Lord this Lenten season, that we may know His grace and strength as we walk of the way of penance saying: LORD HAVE MERCY UPON US

L: Let us pray for the Church and for all Christian people this Lent.

P: O Lord have mercy on Your Church, forgive our failings, and help us to seek Your kingdom, and to proclaim Jesus Christ. The only hope of salvation, to a lost and fallen world. Hear us as we pray:

LORD HAVE MERCY UPON US

 

 

L: Let us pray for this nation and for those in authority.

P: Bestow Your blessing on our President, our Governor and all elected and all elected leaders; grant them wisdom and strength to lead us as a people in truth, justice and peace. Remove from us all bitterness and strife. Hear us as we pray:

LORD HAVE MERCY UPON US

 

L: Let us pray that we may see in the poor the face of Christ.

P: Open wide our hearts to the poor and needy in our midst, and forgive our blindness, for pursuing only our own needs and wants. Hear us as we pray:

LORD HAVE MERCY ON US

 

 

L: Let us pray that by prayer and fasting, we may grow in faith.

P: Enlighten us in the way of Your Holy Spirit, that turning away from sin and its allurements, we may embrace the Incarnate Christ, who desires to dwell in us in all virtue and holiness. Hear us as we pray:

LORD HAVE MERCY UPON US

 

 

L Let us pray for the success of this years Diocesan Annual Appeal.

P: That the Church in Central New Jersey may proclaim effectually the Gospel. Hear us as we pray:

LORD HAVE MERCY UPON US

 

 

 

L: Let us pray for the sick and for all who ask for our prayers.

P: Be near to the sick and suffering, grant them strength and courage in their trials and the peace for which they long. Bless those who have asked us to pray for them, and for all who need our prayers. Hear us as we pray:

LORD HAVE MERCY UPON US

 

 

L: Let us remember before God all who have died in the peace of Christ.

P: Grant to all the faithful departed the forgiveness of there sins. Bring them to the fullness of Your peace and joy. Hear us as we pray:

LORD HAVE MERCY UPON US

 

 

P: Almighty God, help us we pray to walk in the way of penance and self denial, that turning from sin and the false and transitory joys of this word. We may use wisely this this Holy season and grow in our steps toward You. We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN