A request for August 15th came my way from my parish–this month’s writers of the prayers of the faithful:
Todd, what would you think of after each petition either “Mary, Star of the Sea, pray for us” or “Mary, Queen of Heaven, pray for us”? If not OK, change to our traditional “Lord hear our prayer.”
So let me put it to my faithful armchair liturgists. How often do you or would you change the response from “Lord, hear our prayer?” Is it worth changing seasonally or for special feasts? Or is it more of a distraction than anything else?