4th Sunday of Ordinary Time, January 28, 2018
We come to God asking to share in the amazement of those who witnessed the expulsion of the unclear spirit as we know that our prayers and petitions will be answered.
- For the Church, that its leaders may astonish people by always teaching as Jesus did and not as Scribes, as individuals having authority. We pray to the Lord.
- That world leaders may listen to the promptings of the Spirit and to prophetic voices as they work together to find peace and to advance the well being of all humanity. We pray to the Lord.
- That we may know from Jesus’ first miracle according to Mark, that Jesus will heal us from the demons that plague our lives if we listen to his voice. We pray to the Lord.
- That during this Catholic Schools Week, all schools will renew their commitment to prepare students to learn, serve, lead and succeed in making spiritual, academic, and social contributions in this world. We pray to the Lord.
- That the victims of the shooting in Kentucky and all victims of senseless violence may be consoled and work for peace and safety while overcoming anger. We pray to the Lord.
- That Christians who today face dangers that demean their human dignity may experience the tenderness of God who in our daily life saves us lovingly from sin, fear, and anguish. We pray to the Lord.
- That Fr. Christopher may be strengthened by continuing to hear the Lord’s voice in his life and not giving in to any hardness of his heart. We pray to the Lord.
- That our community may be protected from the flu, from cancers, and from other illnesses; and that those who are suffering may find good care and relief. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who have died may rest in peace in God’s loving arms with all the angels and saints. We pray to the Lord.
- For our own intentions that we recall in silence…….. We pray to the Lord.
O God, we hear your voice and see your actions in all the events of our lives. May we never fail to respond with joyful song that proclaims the rock of our salvation. We make these prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.