Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time, February 03, 2019
We approach the Lord with faith, hope, and love with our needs for ourselves and our community.
- That the Church may be strong in dedicating itself to truth confident that those who fight against truth will not prevail. We pray to the Lord.
- That all world leaders will better serve all people knowing that when they speak in human and angelic tongues, but do not have love, they are only resounding gongs or clashing cymbals. We pray to the Lord.
- That men and women called to the different forms of consecrated life may be many branches that sink their roots into the Gospel and bring forth abundant fruit in every season for the Church’s life. We pray to the Lord.
- That in the trials we face, we may not be jealous, pompous, inflated, rude, self-serving, quick-tempered, rejoicing over injury or wrongdoing but instead respond with love that bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. We pray to the Lord.
- That we will never be arrogant about our faith and recognize that the Lord responds to all people in need as he did to the widow in Zarephath during famine and to the leper, Naaman the Syrian. We pray to the Lord.
- That Catholic schools will be effective instruments of the Church in helping parents pass their faith to their children and in teaching students about the wondrous world that God has created. We pray to the Lord.
- That Fr. Christopher will be consoled by knowledge that when he was driven out of St. Isabel rectory and parish, he was in good company with Jesus who was driven out of town for speaking the truth. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who are fighting serious illness will be strengthened through prayer and loving care that never fails. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who have died may rest in peace in the loving arms of God. We pray to the Lord.
- For our own intentions that we recall in silence…….. We pray to the Lord.
O God, we offer these prayers and petitions with humility and love seeking our good and the good of the world as we pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.