Prayer of the Faithful

The Prayers of the Faithful or the Universal Prayer are the prayers that are offered at Sunday Mass each week by the community.  These prayers offer the intentions for the Church, the world, our communites and those most in most need of our prayer.  If you cannot attend Mass we invite you to join us in spirit by including these intentions in your own prayer during the week.

In the Universal Prayer or Prayer of the Faithful, the people respond in some sense to the Word of God which they have received in faith and, exercising the office of their baptismal Priesthood, offer prayers to God for the salvation of all.  It is desirable that there usually be such a form of prayer in Masses celebrated with the people, so that petitions may be offered for holy Church, for those who govern with authority over us, for those weighed down by various needs, for all humanity, and for the salvation of the whole world.

General Instruction of the Roman Missal (69-70)