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Tuesday, November 26th, 2002 - Prayer of the Week - A Litany of Thanksgiving

O Lord and Savior, we give thanks to You for the blessings which You have poured upon us so abundantly. We worship before Your loving mercy and praise You as our God, fervently crying to You: Deliver us from all calamities, and in Your mercy, grant all our requests which are unto salvation; we implore You, Lord, hear us and have mercy.

Lord have Mercy.

That You will bless us with Your Bounty, and quench the flames of discord, enmity, and strife; that You will give us peace, perseverance, sincere love, and a virtuous disposition; we implore You, Lord, hear us and have mercy.

Lord have Mercy.

That You will forgive us the innumerable sins we have committed during the past year, and will not deal with us as our evil lives deserve, but that You will remember us in Your mercy and bounty; we implore You, Lord of mercy and tender compassion, hear us and have mercy.

Lord have Mercy.

That You will give rain in due season, sending gentle showers, temperate and healthful breezes, and will illumine us with the warmth of the sun; we implore You, O all-bountiful Lord, hear us and have mercy.

Lord have Mercy.

That You will remember Your Holy Church, and strengthen and establish it, enlarge it and give it peace, preserving it forever unscathed by the gates of hell and impregnable against all the assaults of visible and invisible enemies; we implore You, O all-powerful Lord, hear us and have mercy.

Lord have Mercy.

That You will root out and destroy every blasphemous design of the unbelieving world, and hasten the day when the meek will inherit the earth; we implore You, O all powerful Lord, hear us and have mercy.

Lord have Mercy.

That You will deliver us from famine, earthquake, flood, epidemic, hail, fire, terrorism, the invasion of enemies, and from civil war, from sudden death, from sickness, calamity, and distress, from faithlessness and hardheartedness, and from grievous temptations; we implore You, O tenderly compassionate Lord, hear us and have mercy.

Lord have Mercy.

Again we pray for all who have fallen into the hands of our enemies: for the children, the aged, and the sick; for prisoners of war and for all those whom our enemies have killed and injured through terrorist attacks; that the Lord our God may look upon them with compassion, that He may comfort, strengthen, and preserve them; and that He may deliver them speedily from bondage and oppression and have mercy on them.

Lord have Mercy.

Hear us, O God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of those far off upon the sea, and show mercy, show mercy, O Master, upon us sinners. For You are a merciful God, and love mankind, and to You we ascribe glory; to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages.

Amen.

Wednesday, November 20th, 2002 - Prayer of the Week on Luke 12: 16-21

Let us Pray to the Lord. Lord have Mercy.

Lord You love the cheerful giver. You are able to make our gifts increase so that we will have all that is necessary to do good works. As we prayerful consider our tithe for next year, implant in us the knowledge that if we give sparingly we also will receive sparingly. Let our heart direct us so that we give out of love and expect nothing in return. For every good gift is from You our heavenly Father. We pray in Your Holy name: Father, Son and Holy spirit Amen.

Thursday, November 14th, 2002 - Prayer of the Week on Luke 10: 25-37

Let us Pray to the Lord. Lord have Mercy.

O Lord we are weak in our faith. We are like the priest and the Levite who would not risk helping the man beaten by robbers. We have passed by on the other side. We pray that You will open our hearts with compassion on the outcasts of our society and see them as our neighbors Open our pockets with joy to help the innkeeper Christ, to care for the sick. Grant us the faith to risk all for the glory of Your kingdom. we pray in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Thursday, November 7th, 2002 - Prayer of the Week on a Children's Sermon About sharing

Let us Pray to the Lord. Lord have Mercy.

O Lord we thank You for all that You have given us. Help us to share with others so that we can make them happy. You promised Lord that if we do share we will receive even more so that we can share more. You warned us that if we are greedy and keep everything to ourselves we are in danger of loosing everything. We pray that we will become cheerful givers and rejoice in making others happy. We pray in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.