Below are suggestions on how you could undertake a Day of Prayer in your
parish on Sunday 6 August.
in the weeks before, a dedicated time of prayer for this need. This could take
the form of a
dedicated holy hour of Eucharistic adoration, a rosary before/after Mass or asking those who can’t attend that to make a specific time to pray for this intention specifically.
one or more of the suggested prayers of intercessions at Mass (see below).
the congregation recite the prayer provided on the Love to the End prayer card.
something on the issue in your homily.
the week preceding the day of prayer, hold an information session where the
video resources from this website can be
used to inform parishioners about the issue and the concerns the Bishops have expressed. This will help parishioners understand what
is being proposed and why prayer and action are needed.
all who are approaching death, that they be granted the grace to live in peace
in this life and rest in peace in the next. Lord, hear us.
all doctors, nurses, and care givers who answer the call to serve the sick and
dying. May they be strengthened to continue to use their gifts in the service of
life. Lord, hear us.
our law and policy makers, may they always seek to serve the common good and
respect the dignity of all, especially the most vulnerable. Lord, hear us.
the family and friends who accompany a loved one approaching death, that their
expression of love may be sustained by the hope of Christ’s resurrection. Lord,