Prayers of the Faithful
The Epiphany of the Lord
January 3, 2021
Lord, may your light shine on your Church, on Pope Francis and all Church leaders. In this divided world may they be models of inclusiveness.
Lord, may your light shine on our country’s newly elected administration. May they promote racial and economic justice, gun control, and care for those on the fringe of our society.
Lord, may your light shine on our city, We pray for an end to the violence that continues in Philadelphia. Protect our young people that fear for their lives and plant the seeds of your faith and love in their hearts.
Lord, may your light shine on children who have been devasted during these terrible times: those who have lost parents to Covid-19, those who were taken from their parents at the border, those who suffer from depression. Bless them with the care and support that will enable them to heal.
Lord, may your light shine on our church family as we discuss racism. May we always listen with respect for the “other” and continue to grow in unity.
Lord, may your light shine on all the sick and the dying. May all who have died from Covid-19 , from other illnesses, and from violence, now find rest in your welcoming arms.