Prayer for the Year of Consecrated Life
O God, throughout the ages you have called women and men to pursue lives of perfect charity through the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience. During this Year of Consecrated Life, we give you thanks for these courageous witnesses of Faith and models of inspiration. Their pursuit of holy lives teaches us to make a more perfect offering of ourselves to you. Continue to enrich your Church by calling forth sons and daughters who, having found the pearl of great price, treasure the Kingdom of Heaven above all things. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Prayer for "Fortnight for Freedom" Almighty God, Father of all nations, for freedom you have set us free in Christ Jesus. (Gal 5:1). We raise and bless you for the gift of religious liberty, the foundation of human rights, justice, and the common good. Grant to our leaders the wisdom to protect and promote our liberties; by your grace may we have the courage to defend them, for ourselves and for all those who live in this blessed land. We ask this through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, our patroness, and in the name of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in the unity of the Holy Sprit, with whom you live and reign, one God, forever and ever. Amen
Pray for those deployed in the Armed Forces and their families, especially Doug Stralton, Robert Van Dyke, James Stefani, Shane, David, Scott, and Duane Schmutz, Jason Duncan, Royce Woods, Chance Stephens, Manuel Ray Diaz, Matt Ray, Ryan Casey, Marc Welde, Ryan Woods, Mike Carr, Andy Thaeler, Eric Leuschner, Heather Leuschner and David Nouchi.
Pray for those who are ill especially for Carolyn Ross, Andrew and Jackson Somers, Roger Lawson, John Sparrow, Dan Bammes, Frank Patterson, Penny Puskedra, Lester Reiger, Anne Guillemette, JoAnn Griffiths, Ryan Anderson, Carol Ann Imhoff, Father John Binta, Debra Birch, Patrick Staford, Tim Donahoe, Patrick Lynch, and James Brady. Pray also for those who care for them.