Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time, October 28, 2018
We come to the Lord pleading that God may have pity on us and free us from all that keeps us from him.
- For the Church, that we may never accept abuse, injustice, or corruption as elements of the governing and leadership of the hierarchy. We pray to the Lord.
- That people fleeing persecution, hopelessness, and war may be safe on their journeys and find opportunity, joy, and peace. We pray to the Lord.
- That those impacted by hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, and other natural disasters may remain hopeful, rebuild their lives, and receive assistance and support from people of good will. We pray to the Lord.
- That on this second anniversary of Fr. Christopher being taken from St. Isabel parish, the parishioners will, like Bartimaeus, ignore rebukes telling them to be silent and remain courageous in seeking justice, committed spiritual leadership, and the well-being of the people of the Diocese of Venice. We pray to the Lord.
- That the Congregation for the Clergy and the Congregation for Bishops may be blessed, as was Bartimaeus, to see and thus find truth in their deliberations and wisdom in their decisions. We pray to the Lord.
- That Fr. Christopher may endure his leave with grace, be kept free from discouragement, receive steadfast support, and remain hopeful that the truth will come to light in his vindication. We pray to the Lord.
- That all human life will be respected and cherished from conception until natural death as a gift from God that reveals his image, his love, and his likeness. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who are fighting serious illness may be encouraged by friends, at peace in their battle, convinced that the Lord has done great things for us, and be filled with joy. We pray to the Lord.
- That the shortcomings in this life of those who have died may be overlooked as they are welcomed by all the angels and saints into eternal life in heaven. We pray to the Lord.
- For our own intentions that we recall in silence…….. We pray to the Lord.
O God, may we walk on our way with Bartimaeus, following Jesus, knowing that our faith continues to save us. We humbly make our prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.