OFFICIAL FAMILY PRAYER FOR WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018
We are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son,
One family in the spirit of your love,
Bless us with the joy of love,
Make us patient and kind,gentle and generous,
welcoming to those in need,
Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.
Protect families in your loving care,
Especially those for whom we now pray:
[We pause and remember family members and others by name].
Prayers for Life
word of the Lord came to me saying,
I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I consecrated you;”
Listen to me,
You who have been borne by me from your birth,
carried from the womb;
even to your old age I am he,
even when you turn grey I will carry you.
I have made, and I will bear;
I will carry and will save.
Intercessions – to be used on a rotation basis in the Prayers of the
Faithful over the coming weeks.
Let us pray for our community: that we
will see in each child the marvellous work of our Creator.
Let us pray for our community: that we will open our hearts to welcome every
child as a unique and wonderful gift.
Let us pray for doctors, nurses and midwives:
that they will equally cherish and respect the life of a mother and her baby in
Let us pray for those who make our laws:
that they will uphold the uniqueness
of every human life, from the first moment of conception to natural death.
Let us pray
for the gift of wisdom: so that with generosity we will build a society that
cares for all..