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Prayer of the Faithful:


February 23 - 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time


For the Church and her mission of converting our hearts to the fullness of love, we pray to the Lord.

For peace in the world, especially in troubled areas, we pray to the Lord.

For each one of us to live by the examples of God’s abundant and generous love, we pray to the Lord.

For reconciliation in our relationships where it is most needed, and for those who have hurt us, we pray to the Lord.

For those whose hearts, minds or bodies are in need of healing, that God may bring them to wholeness, we pray to the Lord.

For those who have died, that they may experience the fullness of life with God, we pray to the Lord.




They cried to the Lord in their trouble,

And he saved them from their distress;

He sent out his word and healed them,

And delivered them from destruction.

Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,

For his wonderful works to humankind.

Psalm 107:19-21


Lord God,

I pray for all who have been sickened or died by the coronavirus that have been spreading around the world.

In your mercy and compassion, deliver us from this disease,

In your holy wisdom, guide all who are working to contain the outbreak,

In your steadfast love, bring healing to all your children who have been sickened,

Welcome into your arms the ones that died,

Comfort the ones they left behind.


In faith, I place my trust in you.

In hope, I turn to you in my time of need.

In love, I give glory to your name.

In gratitude, I will praise you with my life.


In your Son’s name I pray.



This year the Augustinians of the Assumption (founders of Novalis) are celebrating 175 years of serving God's people. This is their monthly prayer intention for February 2020: RELIGIOUS LIFE


During this Jubilee Year, we pray for our Assumptionist brothers, that they may be faithful in their observance of the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience. May their consecration be a witness to the Church and a sign of God's fidelity to his people. May they experience a joy that never fades.