6th Sunday of Ordinary Time, February 11, 2018
We come to the Father with all the forms of leprosy that tarnish our lives, and we beg for His healing.
- For the Church, that we will welcome those whose lives are a struggle with the compassion of Jesus who accepted the leper with kindness. We pray to the Lord.
- That nations of the world gathering for the Olympics will use this time as an opportunity to build communication among all people and bridges of respect. We pray to the Lord.
- That victims of war, terrorism, or disease whose bodies and minds are scarred and damaged will not be afraid but will have the courage to approach Jesus in their times of need. We pray to the Lord.
- That we may have faith in the words of the psalmist and turn to the Lord in time of trouble confident that he will fill us with the joy of salvation. We pray to the Lord.
- That the upcoming season of Lent will be a time of prayer, reflection, and repentance that draws all people closer to God. We pray to the Lord.
- That the prayers of people who cry out for justice will be heard, and the selfishness and narrow mindedness of injustice will be dispelled. We pray to the Lord.
- That the treasure that is Fr. Christopher’s priestly vocation may be valued, cherished, and preserved by the Congregation for the Clergy. We pray to the Lord.
- That Fr. Christopher may not lose heart and may be always willing to come to the Lord seeking consolation and relief from his troubles. We pray to the Lord.
- That all who suffer from the flu and other illnesses may carry the cross of their illness well and be lifted up by the touch of Jesus. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who have died may rejoice forever in the arms of God who does will that all will be clean and with him forever in heaven. We pray to the Lord
- For our own intentions that we recall in silence…….. We pray to the Lord.
O God, we approach you as did the leper on bended knee. We ask you to have pity on us and free us from our failings and weaknesses. We offer these and all our prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.