Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, November 18, 2018
Looking for “the Son of Man coming in the clouds,” we come to the Lord with our tribulations and ask that he answer our needs.
- That the U.S. bishops who met last week in their General Assembly may respond to the exhortations to work for the honor and unity of the Church, and that they be given the grace of strength to put their sheep first, to admit errors, to tell the truth, to admit weaknesses, and to ask for help. We pray to the Lord.
- That world leaders may use their power to eliminate war and poverty and to provide security, food, and peace for all people. We pray to the Lord.
- That the lives of those who live with limited water may be served through response to Pope Francis’ declaration that access to clean water is a human right often violated by war, corruption, and financial interests and to Jesus’ call to see him in every person who thirsts. We pray to the Lord.
- That in this time of thanksgiving, we may recognize the many blessings that we have been given and give thanks to God with our whole hearts, minds, and strength. We pray to the Lord.
- That discussions among people will be marked by mutual respect and thoughtful consideration rather than rancor, insults, and abuse. We pray to the Lord.
- That the residents of Paradise, California, and all whose lives have been torn apart by fires and natural disasters may find the grace, strength, and support needed to recover and rebuild. We pray to the Lord.
- That Canon 287 stating that “Clerics are always to do their utmost to foster among people peace and harmony based on justice” may be honored in all activities involving governance and administration of the Church. We pray to the Lord.
- That Fr. Christopher will know through his trials the importance of remaining steadfast against evil and receive the grace to act in response to the promptings of the Spirit. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who are facing serious illness may find inspired medical care, the encouragement of friends, and confidence in the Lord’s love for them in their suffering. We pray to the Lord.
- That the deceased who have passed faith on to us and our deceased friends and relatives may receive a joyful welcome into heaven and rest forever in the arms of the Lord. We pray to the Lord.
- For our own intentions that we recall in silence…….. We pray to the Lord.
O God, we offer our prayers to you in these troubled times when sometimes the sun seems darkened and the powers in the heavens are shaken. May we be vigilant for your coming into our lives and observe the light of your love. We humbly make these prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.