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Prayer of the Faithful:


February 26 - Ash Wednesday


For God’s blessing upon our Lenten journey, for each one of us to draw closer to Christ and realize his abundant love for us, we pray to the Lord.

For a heart that is open to conversion during this Lenten pilgrimage, full of trust in God’s goodness, we pray to the Lord.

For peace in the world, in our nations, societies, in our homes and in our hearts, we pray to the Lord.

For the sick, the suffering, the elderly, the lonely and all who find themselves on the margins of society, that we may lovingly and generously reach out and offer a helping hand where we are able, we pray to the Lord.

That those who have died in Christ, may also be resurrected with him into eternal life, 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.