The Holy Father's Intentions for December 2019
The Future of the Very Young: That every country take the measures necessary to prioritize the future of the very young, especially those who are suffering.
Cycle of Prayer
During Ordinary Time (Autumn), i.e. from September to Christ the King:
The Spread of the Gospel; Students and Teachers; The Harvest; the Fruits of Human Work, and the Reverent Use of Creation; Justice and Peace in the World; All Victims of War; Young People; Prisoners and Their Families.
Prayer for Our Parish
O God, the Creator and Giver of all things,
bless our Parish of St Teilo's in our united endeavours.
Strengthen our faith;
grant us the spirit of sacrifice so that, with Thy Grace,
we may provide for the needs of our Parish,
glorify Thee and sanctify ourselves.
Through Christ our Lord.
Prayer to St Michael
Holy Michael, the Archangel,
defend us in the day of battle.
Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil;
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host,
by the power of God,
cast down into hell Satan
and all the evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.
Prayer for Vocations
Lord, make me a better person,
more considerate towards others,
more honest with myself,
more faithful to you.
Make me generous enough
to want sincerely
to do your will whatever it may be.
Help me to find my true vocation in life
and grant that through it,
I may find happiness myself
and bring happiness to others.
Grant, Lord that those whom you call to
enter the priesthood, diaconate or religious life,
may have the generosity to answer your call,
so that those who need your help may find it.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.