LENTEN CROSS OF MERCY
As you engage in Lenten prayers, share your intercessions with us. Your prayers are a source of strength and comfort for our community. By submitting your intentions through the short form below, you allow us to extend our gratitude and collectively understand the spiritual impact across all parishes. Let us come together in prayerful unity.
Prayer for Peace
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Prayer for Crime
Lord God, crime is on the increase within our city and our country.
From the depths of our hearts we pray that you will comfort, heal, and bless all victims of crime.
We ask that you protect all people from the evil of crime and violence.
We pray especially for life-changing conversion for all criminals and the violent— remove all evil from their hearts, fill them with your goodness and love, that they may cease their evil works and that our city and land be free from the scourge of crime and violence.
We pray also for the grace to purge ourselves of all violence— in our own thoughts and actions, in our family life, in our friendships, in relationships with others
Lord, I personally commit to refrain from violent acts or words To settle conflicts.I further swear to teach others, especially our youth, that violence is too quick an answer that produces irreparable, life-long and threatening results.
Prayer for Natural disasters
Dear Lord, we thank You for the many ways You bless us and provide for our well-being. We ask You today to assist and provide for all victims of natural disasters.
There are many sources of suffering in our fallen world, and we do not always understand why You allow such catastrophes as natural disasters. But we trust in Your all-knowing wisdom and we trust You to care for all who are suffering from such things as earthquakes or other natural disasters.
Please pour out Your graces and assistance on all victims of natural disasters, and we particularly ask today that You help all who are suffering or who have suffered on account of earthquakes, hurricanes, massive floods, tornados, wildfires, blizzards, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and every other natural disaster.
Help us to trust in You even in the midst of suffering. Give us the grace to grow closer to You each day of our lives.
And we especially ask to watch over all those who assist in aiding the victims of natural disasters, that they may be filled with your grace.
Prayer for the poor, homeless and hungry:
God our Father, we raise up to You the needs and sufferings of our brethren who are experiencing extreme poverty. Do not abandon them in their difficulties. Make us Your instruments of kindness and generosity to our brothers and sisters who are poor and needy. Increase in us the desire to extend a helping hand to them. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer for The Sick
Ever-living and ever-loving, Lord God,
You are the everlasting salvation of those who believe.
Hear us on behalf of all those who are sick. We ask You to have mercy on them
that, bodily health may be restored.
We thank You and praise You
through Jesus the Christ. Amen.
Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight,
and give Your angels charge over those who sleep.
Tend Your sick ones, loving Lord. Rest Your weary ones.
Bless Your dying ones. Soothe Your suffering ones. Pity Your afflicted ones.
Shield Your joyous ones.
Give strength and vigilant awareness for all Your caregivers
through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer for World Peace
Lord Jesus Christ,
You are the true King of peace.
In You alone is found freedom.
Please free our world from conflict.
Bring unity to troubled nations.
Let Your glorious peace reign in every heart.
Dispel all darkness and evil.
Protect the dignity of every human life.
Replace hatred with Your love.
Give wisdom to world leaders.
Free them from selfish ambition.
Eliminate all violence and war.
Jesus, Son of the Living God, have mercy on us.
Jesus, hear our prayers.
Jesus, I trust in You!
MORE WAYS TO GIVE
Discover multiple ways to make a meaningful impact during our Lenten Cross Event. Your support can take various forms, each contributing to our mission of compassion and generosity.
Click below to explore the different ways you can help this Lent season. Your actions, whether through donations, service, or prayers, make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who need it most. Let’s come together to embody the true spirit of Lent – a season of giving, reflection, and support.
Consider donating items such as non-perishable groceries, new car seats, diapers, formula, baby wipes, toilet paper, paper towels, or gift cards. Your generosity will make a meaningful impact on those in need.
Consider making a one-time or monthly donation to our Lenten Cross. Your contribution, in any amount, helps us make a positive impact on those in need.
Join us in creating a tapestry of support through the Lenten Cross. Your heartfelt prayers bring comfort and hope to individuals and families in need.
Your time can make a direct impact on those in need. Whether you have a few hours or can commit regularly, your service is invaluable in fostering a compassionate community.