LET US, GOD’S PEOPLE, PRAY
Leader: ~ Jesus, our Teacher, who is all and in all, free us from all earthbound self-indulgent vanities and incline our minds to things above. Help us to discard our old self for a new, renewed and rich toward God.
~ Jesus, our Teacher, awaken the souls of all who govern by merit or by force in the nations of this world and locally, to remember that even the greatly honored cannot live forever. Guide them to store up their treasure by good and sincere service to benefit all Your children in this life, and themselves in the next. We pray especially for: add your own petitions
~ Jesus, our Teacher, lift the spirits of those who languish in the face of physical or emotional pain, in hunger for food or addictions, and refresh the energy of all who try to help. We now join our hearts together to pray aloud for those in need… add your own petitions
~ Jesus, our Teacher, liberate the hearts that grieve with the joy that those we have sent ahead now rise to live again, revealed in the newness and glory of Christ our Lord. We pray especially for… add your own petitions
~ Jesus, our Teacher, we pause in this moment to offer You our other heartfelt thanksgivings, intercessions, petitions, and memorials, aloud or silently… add your own petitions
~ Jesus, our Teacher, as we are constantly blessed by those You have called to lead us in Your church, grant them Your continuing wisdom to speak of ways that guide us all to You. We pray especially for: add your own petitions
The Celebrant adds: God of Wisdom and Understanding, open our hearts to know and accept the brevity of this fragile life. Empower us to clothe ourselves anew by choosing the divine abundance of eternal love through selflessness, benevolence, and joy-filled obedience to Your transcendent truth. We ask through Jesus, our constant Redeemer; and the Holy Spirit, our eternal Advocate; who together with You are One God, now, always, and forever. Amen.