Prayers and General Intercessions for Current Emergencies

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Use these general intercessions in your liturgies and prayer groups to pray on behalf of those threatened by current emergencies around the globe, and to draw us all closer in solidarity with the vulnerable.

 

 

Prayers

General Intercessions

Italy

(More information about our efforts on behalf of Italy.)

Prayer and General Intercessions for the People of Italy
Prayer for the People of Italy and General Intercessions

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy early August 24, 2016, killing at least 250 people and reducing homes to rubble. Catholic Relief Services is coordinating with Caritas Italy to meet the immediate needs of families and deliver food and basic necessities. Survivors also need your prayers.

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Ecuador

(More information about our work in Ecuador.)

Prayer for Ecuador

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador's coastal region on Saturday, April 16. Catholic Relief Services is assisting our local partners in an emergency response. That response begins with prayer.

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Ecuador Earthquake: General Intercessions

Share and use these general intercessions with your faith communities, and so petition on behalf of the living and the dead among our Ecuadoran brothers and sisters affected by the quake. Download intercessions.

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Ethiopia

(More information about our work in Ethiopia.)

Send Your Living Waters: A Prayer for Those Facing Drought in Ethiopia

As Ethiopia faces its worst drought in 50 years, CRS is rushing to lead the international community in assistance.  We invite you to pray with us that our outreach may be effective.

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Ethiopia Drought: General Intercessions

Share and use these general intercessions with your faith communities, and so petition for and grow in solidarity with our Ethiopian brothers and sisters as they endure drought conditions.

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Syria and Syrian Refugees

(More information about our work with Syrian refugees.)

Prayer for Peace in Syria

A prayer for peace in Syria, where years of civil war have left hundreds of thousands killed, devastated the country's infrastructure, and driven much of the populace into exile.

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General Intercessions for Peace in Syria

Use these intercessions in your liturgies and prayer groups to join in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Syria in offering our petitions to God.

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Iraq and Iraqi Refugees

(More information about our work in Iraq.)

We Cry Out: A Prayer for Iraq

A prayer for Iraq, where terrorist factions have oppressed minorities and driven people far from their homes.

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General Intercessions for Peace in Iraq

We invite you to join with us and the Church in offering up these petitions for peace in Iraq in your communities.

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Nepal

(More information about our work in Nepal.)

Prayer for Nepal

A prayer for the people of Nepal, as they work to recover from a devastating earthquake.

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General Intercessions for Nepal

We invite you to pray these intentions at your liturgies on behalf of those affected by the earthquake in Nepal.

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