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Vol: 46, No.26 GOOD FRIDAY ( C) April 19 2019  
 
(Pray in silence. Then the Priest sings or says:)
Almighty ever-living God, who make your Church ever fruitful with new offspring, increase the faith and understanding of (our) catechumens, that, reborn in the font of Baptism, they may be added to the number of your adopted children. Through Christ our Lord. R/ AMEN
5. FOR THE UNITY OF CHRISTIANS
Cel: Let us pray also for all our brothers and sisters who believe in Christ, that our God and Lord may be pleased, as they live the truth, to gather them together and keep them in his one Church.
(Pray in silence. Then the Priest sings or says:)
Almighty ever-living God, who gather what is scattered and keep together what you have gathered, look kindly on the flock of your Son, that those whom one Baptism has consecrated may be joined together by integrity of faith and united in the bond of charity. Through Christ our Lord. R/ AMEN
6. FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE
Cel: Let us pray also for the Jewish people, to whom the Lord our God spoke first, that he may grant them to advance in love of his name and in faithfulness to his covenant.
(Pray in silence. Then the Priest sings or says:)
Almighty ever-living God, who bestowed your promises on Abraham and his descendants, graciously hear the prayers of your Church, that the people you first made your own may attain the fullness of redemption. Through Christ our Lord. R/ AMEN

7. FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT BELIEVE IN CHRIST
Cel: Let us pray also for those who do not believe in Christ that, enlightened by the Holy Spirit, they, too, may enter on the way of salvation.

(Pray in silence. Then the Priest sings or says:)
Almighty ever-living God, grant to those who do not confess Christ
 
that, by walking before you with a sincere heart, they may find the truth and that we ourselves, being constant in mutual love and striving to understand more fully the mystery of your life, may be made more perfect witnesses to your love in the world. Through Christ our Lord. R/ AMEN
8. FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT BELIEVE
IN GOD

Cel: Let us pray also for those who do not acknowledge God that, following what is right in sincerity of heart, they may find the way to God himself.
(Pray in silence. Then the Priest sings or says:)
Almighty ever-living God, who created all people to seek you always by desiring you and, by finding you, come to rest, grant, we pray, that, despite every harmful obstacle, all may recognize the signs of your fatherly love and the witness of the good works done by those who believe in you, and so in gladness confess you, the one true God and Father of our human race. Through Christ our Lord. R/ AMEN
9. FOR THOSE IN PUBLIC OFFICE
Cel: Let us pray also for those in public office, that our God and Lord may direct their minds and hearts according to his will for the true peace and freedom of all.
(Pray in silence. Then the Priest sings or says:)
Almighty ever-living God, in whose hand lies every human heart and the rights of peoples, look with favour, we pray, on those who govern with authority over us, that throughout the whole world, the prosperity of peoples, the assurance of peace, and freedom of religion may through your gift be made secure. Through Christ our Lord. R/ AMEN

10. FOR THOSE IN TRIBULATION
Cel: Let us pray, dearly beloved, to God the Father almighty, that he may cleanse the world of all errors, banish disease, drive out hunger, unlock prisons, loosen fetters, granting to travellers safety, to pilgrims return, health to the sick, and salvation to the dying.

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