We begin our prayer in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
This coming Sunday is the Feast of the Holy Trinity when we reflect on the mystery of God as being three persons but one God who is Creator/Child/Love or Father/Son/Holy Spirit.
Our experiences include one family made up of many diverse people – imagine a larger family – a human family - let us imagine all the important people in our lives are standing before us now.
After each line in the prayer, please respond, "May they be blessed" and then make the sign of the cross over your heart for "family and friends".
Let us pray for our loved ones:
For their caring and dedication, may they be blessed.
For their patience and kindness, may they be blessed.
For their intelligence and skill, may they be blessed.
For their warmth and friendship, may they be blessed.
Loving God, hold our friends close to your heart now and always. Amen.
Lead us in ways of responsibility and grace.
Help us to have proper respect for all especially the lonely and the outcast.
May we always remember that you are part of our family of faith and journey with us each day.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and the hour of our death. Amen.
Mary, the Mother of God….
Pray for us.