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Intercessory Prayers: Families

 

Mothers

For all mothers,
particularly those who are with child:
that they may be supported by loved ones
and warm friends, and that they may
be understood and blessed;
We pray to the Lord:

For young mothers everywhere,
and especially those who are tempted to despair:
that through the child they carry deep within,
they might know hope and joy;
We pray to the Lord:

For all mothers,
especially those who are young or alone:
beaten or addicted;
that God might heal their broken hearts
and seal them with his love;
We pray to the Lord:

For mothers,
especially those wracked with fear:
depression or despair,
that the new life of their child
may touch them with the eternal love of God;
We pray to the Lord:

For young mothers tempted to abort their child:
that God's grace might give them
the wisdom and fortitude
to preserve the gift they carry within them;
We pray to the Lord:

For mothers tempted to abortion:
that God might teach us how to love them;
We pray to the Lord:

For expectant mothers:
for the gifts of patient endurance and  joyful hope;
We pray to the Lord:

For each mother who has miscarried:
that her love for the child of her womb
might deliver her from grief
and join her to the hope of the Cross of Christ;
We pray to the Lord:

For pregnant teenagers:
that we might provide examples for them
of holy and faithful married love;
We pray to the Lord:


Fathers

For fathers,
especially those who are very young:
that through the intercession of Saint Joseph,
they might assume the great responsibility
which God has given to them;
We pray to the Lord:


Parents

For all parents who struggle alone to raise their children:
that God will give them the strength of the children of God
and the support of his holy Church;
We pray to the Lord:

For expectant mothers and the fathers of unborn children:
that they might rejoice in the noble vocation
which God has given them;
We pray to the Lord:

For every unwed father and mother,
and for their child:
that, with God's grace,
their love might bind them together
and truth might preserve and protect them;
We pray to the Lord:

For all homeless parents:
that God will teach us
how to love and support them;
We pray to the Lord:

For mothers and fathers,
who await the birth of their child:
that God might fill their hearts
with an ever-deepening love each day;
We pray to the Lord:

For parents of all teen mothers:
that God might grant them
a full portion of his merciful love;
We pray to the Lord:

For parents tempted to give up:
that God might give us the wisdom and determination
to support and sustain them;
We pray to the Lord:

For mothers and fathers,
who for the first time hold a child in their arms:
that they might be transformed by the wonder they embrace;
We pray to the Lord:


Grandparents

For Grandparents and uncles and aunts:
that their expectant love,
might nurture and preserve the life
of every unborn child;
We pray to the Lord:

For parents who have grown very old:
that through their prayers and example
they might teach their grandchildren
the wonders of the Gospel of Life;
We pray to the Lord:

For grandparents who are raising their grandchildren:
that God might sustain them and reward them
for their goodness and faith;
We pray to the Lord:

Families

For all expectant families at Mass today:
that we might rejoice with them
in the gift God brings us through their love;

We pray to the Lord:


 



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