Friday, March 07, 2008

Good Friday Intercession for the Diocese of San José

Bishop Patrick McGrath asks that the following intercession be added to the General Intercessions for the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday, March 21, 2008.

This intercession has been formatted to match the pattern (either sung or spoken) of the intercessions that are found in the Sacramentary. Please translate this prayer as needed for Good Friday celebrations in other languages.

XI. For Special Needs

For all who suffer from war, violence, or terrorism, that God will give them courage and strength; that those who serve their nations in the military will return safely to their homes. [Pause]

Let us pray.

O God, you are the source of the hopes and dreams of the people that you have made. Watch over our world, and lead us in the ways of life and peace, that all may serve you in love. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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