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Innocent

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When you say your prayers what prayer do you use to name the people you are praying for? I'm not talking about the prayers for the departed. What I'm looking for is some good prayers people say for the living (moms, dads, wives, etc.) they are praying for. Thanks!
 

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A General Intercession

(Remembrance of the Living and the Dead)

Remember, O Lord Jesus Christ our God, Your mercies and bounties which are from all eternity. By them You became man, willing to suffer crucifixion and death for the salvation of those who rightly believe in You. Having risen from the dead and ascended into heaven, You sit at the right hand of God the Father, hearing the humble prayers of those who call on You with their whole heart. Incline Your ear and accept my prayer, unprofitable servant though I am, as the fragrance of spiritual incense which I offer You for all people.

Remember first Your holy, catholic and apostolic Church, which You have established through Your precious blood. Confirm, strengthen, extend and increase it and keep it in peace, forever proof against the power of hell. Calm the dissentions of the Churches and foil the plans of the powers of darkness. Dispel the prejudice of unbelievers and root out the rising of heresies, frustrating them by the power of the Holy Spirit (bow).

Save, O Lord, and have mercy on the government empowered by the American people and their armed forces. Protect their power with peace. Speak peace and blessings in their hearts for Your holy Church and for all Your people and grant that in their tranquility we may lead a quiet and peaceful life in true belief, in all piety and honesty (bow).

Save, O Lord, and have mercy on our bishop, N., and on my spiritual father, N. By their prayers forgive my sins (bow).

Save, O Lord, and have mercy on my parents, my brothers and sisters and all my relatives, my neighbors and friends and all the members of our parish, granting them Your worldly and spiritual goods (bow).

Save, O Lord, and have mercy in Your boundless generosity on all priests, deacons, monks, nuns and all living in virginity, devotion, fasting and right faith in every place of Your domain. Lighten their burden, console them in their afflictions, and grant them strength, power and perseverance in their struggle; and by their prayers grant me the remission of my sins (bow).

Save, O Lord, and have mercy on the old and the young, the poor and the destitute, the orphans and widows, those suffering from spiritual, mental and physical illnesses, those in misfortune, tribulation and sorrow, those held captive or sent into exile and especially on those of Your servants who are suffering persecution for Your sake and those for whom we have been asked to pray: NN. Visit, strengthen, comfort and heal them and by Your power quickly grant them relief, freedom and deliverance. (bow)

Save, O Lord, and have mercy on those whom I have offended or scandalized by my neglect or carelessness and whom I may have turned from the way of salvation or led into harmful and evil deeds. By Your divine providence restore them again to the way of salvation. (bow)

Save, O Lord, and have mercy on those who hate and offend me, and who do me harm, and let them not perish through me, a sinner. (bow)

Illumine with the light of Your grace all who have given up the Orthodox faith or who hold heretical teachings and draw them to Yourself, uniting them to Your holy, catholic and apostolic Church. (bow)

Remember, O Lord, all those who have departed from this life in the true faith and grant them rest with the saints in Your eternal dwellings. (bow)

Remember, O Lord, the souls of Your servants who have reposed: my parents and all my relatives NN. Forgive them every transgression, whether committed voluntarily or involuntarily. Grant them the Kingdom, a share in Your eternal joys and the delight of Your blessed and everlasting life. (bow)

Remember, O Lord, all the members of our Church and all Orthodox Christians who have reposed in the hope of resurrection to eternal life. Give them repose with Your saints where the light of Your face shines and have mercy on us, for You are good and the Lover of mankind.

Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

 
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