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Catholic Prayer: Pentecost Prayers

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From the Byzantine Liturgy, published by the Jesuits at Fordham University in New York, is this adapted prayer for the family. It includes both family needs and those of the Mystical Body.

Prayer:

Father: Blessed be our God always, now and ever unto ages of ages. Amen. O heavenly King, Paraclete, Spirit of Truth who art present everywhere and dost permeate all things, Treasury of blessings and Giver of life, come and take up Thy dwelling within us. Purify us from every stain of sin and save our souls, O gracious Lord.
Family: Glory be to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will among men (twice).
Father: In peace let us pray to the Lord.
Family: Lord, have mercy.
Father: For peace that comes from on high, and for the salvation of our souls, let us pray to the Lord.
Family: Lord, have mercy.
Father: For the peace of the whole world and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord.
Family: Lord, have mercy.
Father: For His Holiness Pope N., for our most Reverend Bishop N., for our priesthood and for all the people, let us pray to the Lord.
Family: Lord, have mercy.
Father: For our city (or village), for our school, for our country and for the faithful who live in them, let us pray.
Family: Lord, have mercy.
Father: For seasonable weather, for an abundance of the fruits of the earth and for peaceful times, let us pray to the Lord.
Family: Lord, have mercy.
Father: For those who sail the sea, for those who are traveling, for those who are sick or suffering or in prison, and for their salvation, let us pray to the Lord.
Family: Lord, have mercy.
Father: Help and save us, pity and preserve us, O God by Thy grace.
Family: Lord, have mercy.
Mother: Let us commemorate one most holy, most pure, the most blessed and glorious Lady, Mother of God and ever-virgin Mary, together with all the Saints, and commend ourselves, one another, and our whole life to Christ, our God.
Family: To You O Lord.

Prayer Source: Family Customs: Easter to Pentecost by Helen McLoughlin, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1956
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