23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, September 10, 2017
We ask God to look after those in need as we come before Him offering our prayers and petitions.
- For the Church, that we may be a light in bringing the message of the Gospels to those suffering from war, disease, famine and disaster. We pray to the Lord.
- That all people may treat each other with kindness and compassion as we seek to make the world a place of joy for all. We pray to the Lord.
- That all those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma may find comfort in their trials, be kept safe in their travels, and remain hopeful as they rebuild their lives. We pray to the Lord.
- That in seeing the faults of others we may not be judgmental but may work for our own improvement and for the betterment of all. We pray to the Lord.
- That we may never fail to gather in twos and threes to bring our needs to the Father confident that he he hears our prayers and that Jesus is in our midst. We pray to the Lord.
- That Fr. Christopher may know that the love with which he treats all people does no evil but is the fulfillment of the law. We pray to the Lord.
- That the Congregation for the Clergy may be inspired by the Holy Spirit and seek the truth above all considerations as it oversees the welfare of all clergy and the Church they serve. We pray to the Lord.
- In memory of all who gave their lives on September 11, 2001, and with sincere hope that the commandment to “love your neighbor as yourself” will be lived by all people. We pray to the Lord.
- That relief workers and volunteers who unselfishly provide support and comfort to those threatened or evacuated due to fire, wind, or rain may be protected from harm and sustained in their efforts. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who have died from war or from natural disasters, our deceased family members, and friends may be welcomed with joy into the peace and serenity of the arms of God. We pray to the Lord.
O God, we pray that today we may hear your voice and harden not our hearts as we bring before you the trials, fears, and needs of our lives. We make our prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.