Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time, February 10, 2019
We present our needs to the Lord, confident that we are being saved by holding fast to the word preached by Paul and the evangelists.
- That the Church may respond to Pope Francis’ call to work together to build a culture of love, peace, and human fraternity with all people. We pray to the Lord.
- That all countries will shun nuclear arms races and use their resources to provide for the needs of the weak and outcast as a means of assuring peace. We pray to the Lord.
- That during this National Marriage Week, all couples will recommit to seeking God’s grace in their marriages, may reflect God’s love for all humanity, and grow closer to each other through life’s joys and challenges. We pray to the Lord.
- That when we hear the voice of the Lord calling us to prophetic service, we will not concentrate on our unworthiness, but will respond as did Isaiah, “Here I am, send me.” We pray to the Lord.
- That as we pray to God asking for all our needs, we may not forget to be grateful for the many blessings he has given us and be grateful that he walks with us always. We pray to the Lord.
- For St. Isabel Parish, that its time of trial may end and its parishioners may not despair as they work to overcome the tenacious evil that infects it. We pray to the Lord.
- That Fr. Christopher will be restored to full ministry as a fisherman for the Lord, unafraid of what God has in store for him. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who are fighting terminal illnesses may remain hopeful knowing that the Lord will fill their emptiness as he did the nets of the apostles, that they might follow him with confidence, peace, and joy. We pray to the Lord.
- That our friends, family, and parishioners who have died may be welcomed into heaven and may forever join with us in prayer in the Communion of Saints. We pray to the Lord.
- For our own intentions that we recall in silence…….. We pray to the Lord.
O God, we know that you call out to us as you did to Isaiah and Paul, sending us to be your voice in the world. We offer our prayers to you that we may better know your will for us and may do your will more fully and unreservedly. We make our prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.