Good Friday: Prayers that are for yesterday, today and tomorrow

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A selection of the prayers which are said at the Traditional Latin Rite on Good Friday:

 

Let us pray, dearly beloved, for the holy Church of God, that our Lord and God may deign to give it peace, keep it in unity, and protect it throughout the world, subjecting principalities and powers to it, and may grant unto us that, leading a peaceful and quiet life, we may glorify God, the Father almighty.

Let us pray, dearly beloved, to God the Father Almighty, that He cleanse the world of all errors: take away diseases, drive away famine, open prisons, break chains, grant a sure return to travellers, health to the sick, and a safe haven to those at sea.

Let us pray also for heretics and schismatics: that our Lord and God may be pleased to deliver the from all their errors, and to recall them to our holy mother the Catholic and Apostolic Church.

Almighty and everlasting God, Who always seekest not the death, but the life of sinners, mercifully hear our prayer, and deliver them from the worship of idols, and join them to Thy holy Church for the praise and glory of Thy name.

Let us pray also for the pagans, that almighty God would remove iniquity from their hearts, that, putting aside their idols, they may be converted to the true and living God, and His only Son, Jesus Christ our God and Lord.