2nd Sunday of Lent, February 25, 2018
As we continue on our Lenten journey, may be strengthened in our resolve to answer God’s call through our sacrifices and the prayers that we offer.
- That the Church may be resolute in showing Jesus to the world, that all may know him as God’s beloved son and listen to him. We pray to the Lord.
- That all nations may put aside hatred, division, war, and murder that they may walk before the Lord in the land of the living. We pray to the Lord.
- That when we are brought face to face with the most difficult of life’s challenges, we may have the grace to respond as did Abraham with complete trust in God. We pray to the Lord.
- For those who were killed or injured in the Florida school shooting and their families, and that all children may attend school seeking truth and knowledge without fear. We pray to the Lord.
- That we may find transfigurations that reveal God’s glory as we experience the beauty of His creation in the parts of our lives that we often take for granted. We pray to the Lord.
- That Friday’s world day of prayer for peace may extend through the Lenten season as we ask God to heal the broken-hearted and bind up the wounds of all who have been injured by conflicts. We pray to the Lord.
- That all parishioners of St. Isabel’s Church may know that God who did not spare his own Son but handed him over for us all will fulfill our needs and draw us closer to each other and to Him through our own suffering. We pray to the Lord.
- Even as he dreads the possible loss of his priesthood, may Fr. Christopher be consoled by being united with Abraham in facing uncertainty, and always be able to respond to the Lord’s call by proclaiming, “Here I am!”. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who are ill may experience God’s healing hand in the midst of their suffering through the support of prayers, family, friends, and caregivers. We pray to the Lord.
- That our deceased family, friends, and parishioners may be united with the saints and angels in heaven glorifying and praising God for all eternity. We pray to the Lord.
- For our own intentions that we recall in silence…….. We pray to the Lord.
O God, sometimes we too easily see the trials in our lives and fail to notice that you are with us in all our actions and all our prayers. May our vision of you be transfigured as together we come to know the true meaning of rising from the dead. We make these prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.