Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, July 08, 2018
We come before the Father amidst the tumult of our lives asking that he will answer our needs and bring us tranquility.
- That Pope Francis’ message may be received by all who are hard of face and obstinate of heart to whom he has been sent and that we shall know him as a prophet among us. We pray to the Lord.
- That peace and respect for all people may replace contempt, arrogance, and pride in all parts of the world as we fix our eyes on the Lord, pleading for his mercy. We pray to the Lord.
- That St. Isabel, whose feast we celebrated last week, will intercede for us to bring peace and reconciliation to our parish family as she did to her own family. We pray to the Lord.
- That those trapped in the caves of Thailand, and all people whose lives are shrouded in darkness, may be sustained and saved by the light of Christ and by courageous assistance. We pray to the Lord.
- That Pope Francis’ denunciation of the slanderous and false communication of dictatorships that makes martyrs of innocents will inspire civil and religious leaders to treat all people with honesty and compassion. We pray to the Lord.
- That Fr. Christopher may join with St. Paul who was content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecution, and constraints for the sake of Christ, knowing that in his weakness lies strength. We pray to the Lord.
- That priests who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and their friendships with their brother priests and the people they serve. We pray to the Lord.
- That those in our community dealing with illnesses of mind or body, and all who are sick, may experience the hand of the Lord lifting their spirits through the compassionate and competent care they receive. We pray to the Lord.
- That all who have died may may be received into heaven with joy, and that their friends and family left behind will be consoled by good memories and trust in God’s mercy and love. We pray to the Lord.
- For our own intentions that we recall in silence…….. We pray to the Lord.
O God, we place our prayers before you knowing that although we are at times a “rebellious house,” you hear us and stay with us in all the challenges that life presents. With gratitude we make our prayers through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord. Amen.