GREETINGS 

A         Grace, mercy and peace be with you from the God of life and from Christ Jesus, Our Lord 

B          The Lord and giver of life be with you. 

C         Blessed be God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and forever. 

D         May the God of hope give you the fullness of peace, and may the Lord of life be with you 

E          The grace and peace of God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 

F          The grace and peace of God our Father, who raised Jesus to new life, be always with you

 

 

A         Lord our God,
           
You guide all things in wisdom and love.
           
Accept the prayers we offer for our nation;
           
By the wisdom of our leaders and the integrity
           
Of our citizens,
           
May there be ever greater reverence for
           
The value of human life,
           
For you are its author, its sustainer, and its final end.
           
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 

B.                 Lord and giver of live,
In your image and likeness we are created,
And by your power, all that lives remains in existence.
Help us to reverence in word and deed all human life
From conception until you call us to yourself.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.

 

C.                 Loving Father,
Your Son gathered children into his arms and blessed them.
May He bless all children,
Those born and those yet to be born,
That we may see in them your love for us.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 

D.                 Gracious God,
You desire no the death of a single person,
But that all should live and grow in your love.
Hear our prayers for the unborn:
Protect them and bring them to birth
That they may fully share in your gifts to the human family
Grant this through Christ our Lord.

 

E.                  Lord, God, enlighten the consciences of those who have become
Hardened to suffering and death.
Help them to see that life is your precious gift
That must always be protected and nurtured
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 

 

FIRST READING

RESPONSORIAL PSALM

SECOND READING

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

GOSPEL

 

 

A.                 Leader:

Brothers and sisters, let us ask the Lord to deliver us from all that kills the human spirit and destroys the human body, saying: Deliver your people, Lord. 

From the seduction of luxury R.
From the prison of selfishness
From the boredom of television
From the breakdown of marital love
From the poison of prejudice
From the neglect of the elderly
From the abuse of children
From the scourge of abortion
From the violence of drugs
From the battering of spouses
From the tyranny of commercialism
From the malaise of thoughtlessness
From the avoidance of the needy
From the hatred of one another
From the manipulation of Life

 

Hear us, O Lord,
And remove from our hearts
All that keeps us from loving you
And our sisters and brothers.
As you give us life,
So help us to uphold and foster the lives of other.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen

 

B.                 Leader:

God is attentive to the needs of all people: the young and old, the rich and poor, saints and sinners.  With confidence let us call upon our God, saying: Lord of life, hear our prayer.

That the Church may never slacken in its fidelity to the cause of human life from conception to natural death and its inherent dignity, let us pray to the Lord.

That our society may take action to remedy the neglect of the elderly in our midst, let us pray to the Lord.

That the rich nations of our world may never withhold food from the hungry, the poor, and the oppressed, let us pray to the Lord.

That scientists and doctors may honor the divine command to protect and nurture human life, let us pray to the Lord. 

Eternal God, You keep faith forever with your promises.
Hear our prayers for the protection of the human lives
You have created in love and entrusted to our care.
Free those held captive by selfishness,
Protect those endangered by indifference,
Thwart those bent on destruction or violence.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen

 

            Leader:

            God has called us to choose life rather than sin and death.  Because we have not always made the right choice, let us acknowledge our failures and turn to the healing presence of the Lord.

 

Pause for silent reflection.

 

A.                 All then say:

"I confess to almighty God . . . .

 The leader then says:

May Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life.

R.     Amen.

 

B.                 The leader says

Lord, we have sinned against you:  Lord have mercy.

All respond:  Lord, have mercy.

 

Leader:

Lord, show us your mercy and love.

All respond:  And grant us your salvation.

 

The leader then says:

 

May Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.

R. Amen

 

LORD'S PRAYER

           

Leader:

A.                Let us ask our Father to forgive our sins and to bring us to forgive those who sin against us. 

B.                 Let us pray with confidence to the Father in the words our Savior gave us. 

C.                Gather our prayers into one, let us pray as Christ has taught us. 

D.                Let us pray for the coming of God's kingdom of peach, justice, and love, as Jesus taught us.

 

ALL:  Our Father . . .

 

 

A.                 May the Lord bless you and keep you

R.     Amen 

May His face shine upon you and be gracious to you

R.     Amen 

May He look upon you with kindness, and give you his peace  

R.     Amen 

May almighty God Bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

R.     Amen 

May the peace of God, which is beyond all understanding
Keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God
And of his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ

R.                 Amen 

May almighty bless you, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit

R.     Amen

 

            May the peace of God, which is beyond all understanding
            Keep our hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God
           
And of his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.  R. Amen

 

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