22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, September 03, 2017
We come to God with our petitions and prayers, not to rebuke Him as Peter did, but hopeful that we can be thinking as God does, and not as humans.
- For Pope Francis, that he may be kept safe and be inspired by the Holy Spirit as he brings to message of the Gospel to the people of Colombia. We pray to the Lord.
- That world leaders and all people may be resolute in seeking universal peace, a peace that will last and that will offer safety and security to all. We pray to the Lord.
- That all people may experience God’s hand of comfort in the difficulties we face and receive the grace to overcome those difficulties with prayer, patience, and hope. We pray to the Lord.
- That the dignity of labor may be respected, and that all who labor may do so from the heart, as for the Lord and not for others. We pray to the Lord.
- That Father Christopher may be resolute in denying himself, taking up his cross to follow Jesus, and seeking life in Christ. We pray to the Lord.
- That the people who are suffering from the affects of Hurricane Harvey may receive the help they need to restore normalcy to their lives. We pray to the Lord.
- That those in our community who are battling cancer, and all who are ill, may be renewed in mind, discern the will of God, and offer to him what is pleasing and perfect. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who serve in our military will know their role in bringing peace to this shattered world and be kept safe in their pursuit of justice. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who have died will find true life with the angels and saints in the Father’s glory in heaven. We pray to the Lord.
O God, we join with Jeremiah in crying out in outrage against violence and injustice, a cry that brings us derision and reproach. May your fire burn strong in our hearts and not be imprisoned in our bones as we make our prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.