Please Help Me Write Prayer Intentions

We have a Parish Mission Retreat on March 8-11, and I’ve been asked to help write the prayer intentions. They should be based on the Gospel readings and the nights themes. Social Justice (Jn 9:1-41) - Private Prayer and Morality (Jn 11:1-45) - Mellowness of Heart (Mt 4:1-11) - Community (Jn 4:5-42)

Does anyone know if there is an online resource for prayer intentions?

Thank You :slight_smile:


This should probably be in the Spirituality forum. I think you would get a better response there.


You should always pray for the holy souls in purgatory, especially those most dear to you;

for the forgotten souls;

for those souls who have no one to pray for them;

for the sick and the dying, especially those who die today;

for the sins against the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of His Mother Mary;

for the conversion of the world;

for an end to the abomination of legalized abortion;

for your family; and for yourself;

and obviously for the Holy Father, the Holy Catholic Church and bishops, priests, and religious all over the world.:slight_smile:

If you are familiar with the Liturgy of the Hours you will see that each of the morning and evening prayers ends with a list of intercessions for the day. These run in four-week cycles plus special seasons and feast days. As you may guess, there is a great variety on them and many of them are beautiful and touching.

One online source where you can browse some of them and get some ideas is Universalis, which has an abreviated version of the breviary for every day. Here are the intercessions for today’s morning prayer and the link to Universalis:

Prayers and Intercessions:

Blessed be Jesus our saviour, who by his death has opened for us the path to salvation. Let us pray:
Lord, guide your people on the straight path.
Merciful God, in baptism you gave us new life:
day by day may we become more like you.
Lord, guide your people on the straight path.
Give us the gift today of giving joy to the poor by our gifts:
in helping them, may we find you.
Lord, guide your people on the straight path.
May we do what is good, right and true in your sight:
may we seek you always with all our heart.
Lord, guide your people on the straight path.
Whatever disunity we have brought to your family, forgive it, kind Lord:
make us one heart and one spirit together.
– *Lord, guide your people on the straight path. *

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit