General Intercessions for November 1, 2020 – Solemnity of All Saints
Readings for Sunday, November 1, 2020
Priest: As all the saints throughout history have entrusted their lives and desires to the Lord, so, too, we bring our petitions before the one from whom our salvation comes:
Our response is: “Let us pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.”
- For the church universal, that its multitude of holy saints may increase with each passing day.
- For our nation in this time of discernment, election, and transition: May all citizens cast their vote in a spirit of reverence for this right, charity for those they disagree with, and concern for the good of all as we strive for a more perfect and peaceful union.
- That people everywhere receive the patience, vigilance, and understanding necessary to keep us safe during the current surge of COVID-19.
- For greater awareness and support for vocations, and for more dedicated priests, deacons, and consecrated men and women.
- For the people France, and for those killed in violence in Armenia and Azerbaijan, and for an end to violence everywhere.
- For the safety and well-being of all affected by the relentless wildfires in California and Colorado.
- That the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence may always serve humankind.*
- For an end to human trafficking and for a change of heart of all those who take advantage of others.
- For all who suffer from unkind words and remarks, that we may respond with kindness and patience.
- For our enemies and those who would persecute us, and that we may always rely on the power and goodness of God to bring peace and justice to our world.
- For the poor, the lonely, the marginalized, and disenfranchised, and that those of us who face fewer challenges may be more generous to others.
- For immigrants and refugees fleeing places of unrest and oppression, may they find a place of welcome and rest for their journey.
- That we may be trustworthy stewards of your abundant blessings and generously support the Annual Catholic Appeal.
- For the sick, especially those with COVID-19, and for those whose names are listed in our church bulletin, and their caregivers.
- For those who have died and whose names are listed in this week’s church bulletin. May they celebrate everlasting life in Christ Jesus.
- For those prayers we hold in the silence of our hearts.
For our parish and diocese:
- For all those who share in the ministry of this parish community, may we bring compassion and understanding to all those in need.
- That our parish will grow in faith, hope and love through deeper devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the holy rosary.
- That our parish may grow in holiness through the graces of the Eucharist.
- For an increase of vocations to the priesthood and to consecrated life.
- That we may be trustworthy stewards of your abundant blessings and generally support the Annual Catholic Appeal.
During this pandemic:
- That the pandemic may be gotten under control, and for the doctors and researchers working to find a vaccine and effective treatments.
- That God give us the grace to show patience and kindness in caring for one another as we remain challenged by COVID-19.
- For all those who give of themselves so that others may be helped – doctor, nurse, healthcare worker, EMT, police officer, firefighter, grocer, trucker, store clerk, mail carrier, takeout cook, hospital and building cleaner, teacher, child care worker, mental health professional, and countless others. May they receive your protection as they serve.
- For those who have lost loved ones to the coronavirus: May God console them and grant them peace.
Priest: Lord and Giver of Life, we bring these petitions before you in faith, trusting that you love each of us and desire our good. Grant that our faith may never waver. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.