26th Sunday of Ordinary Time, October 01, 2017
We come before God with our petitions asking that we will see his fairness in all aspects of our lives..
- That the church may turn away from wickedness and do what is right and just as we seek to live in the ways of God. We pray to the Lord.
- That world leaders may do nothing out of selfishness or vainglory but may humbly regard others as more important than themselves, not looking out for their own interests but for those of others. We pray to the Lord.
- During the special observation of Respect for Life during the month of October, may we have the courage to embrace God’s precious gift of life, even in the most difficult of circumstances. We pray to the Lord.
- That expectant parents whose hearts are troubled may receive God’s wisdom and loving support for themselves and for the new life they will nurture. We pray to the Lord.
- That we will respond to God’s call to work in the vineyard by replying, “I will” and by following through with heartfelt action. We pray to the Lord.
- That we may live as true followers of Christ, displaying the hallmarks of faith that Pope Francis has identified as cheerful faces and joyful eyes. We pray to the Lord.
- That Fr. Christopher may be uplifted in his efforts to preserve his vocation and know that his life is valued and treasured by the people he has served so long and so well. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who are sick may be consoled by gentle caregivers and knowledgeable professionals knowing that their lives are valued and revered. We pray to the Lord.
- That victims of hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, droughts, and floods may receive the assistance they need and restore their lives even as they mourn the loss of possessions, friends, and security. We pray to the Lord.
- That our deceased family, friends, and parishioners may enter the kingdom of God with all those unworthy of His mercy and love and live forever in joy. We pray to the Lord.
- For our own intentions that we recall in silence…….. We pray to the Lord.
O God, by your grace may we be people who accept your will for us. Even when we respond to your call by replying, “I will not,” may our minds change that we may live knowing that your love for us is unconditional. We make our prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.