J3 - Prayers of the Faithful (Option 3)

Priest: God has given us promises in the word of scripture. N. (bride) and N. (groom) have given their promises to each other in their marriage. This hour of promise is also a time of prayer. We turn to God our Father and make our response by saying (singing): “Lord have mercy.”

  1. For our Church, to keep the promise of salvation, we pray to the Lord.
  2. For our world, to keep the promise of peace, we pray to the Lord.
  3. For our country, to keep the promise of freedom, we pray to the Lord.
  4. For our parish, to keep the promise of discipleship, we pray to the Lord.
  5. For our hearts, to keep the promise of loving, we pray to the Lord.
  6. For our hearts, to keep the promise of giving, we pray to the Lord.
  7. For our lives, to keep the promise of growing, we pray to the Lord.
  8. For this couple, to keep the promise of marriage, we pray to the Lord.

Priest: Father, You have chosen us and given us your love, the power of the Holy Spirit in our midst. Hear our prayers today and keep us open. May our faith issue forth in action, our love show itself in deeds, and our hope give us courage. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

All: AMEN