Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time, February 24, 2019
We bring our prayers before God asking that he will grant our needs through his generous mercy.
- That the Church may be freed from scandals and failures that dim its mission to be the light of Christ in the world. We pray to the Lord.
- That the world may be freed from random gun violence and killings, and all public unrest, so that people may live without fear in peace, security, and joy. We pray to the Lord.
- That the people of Venezuela and all who live with the threat and reality of civil war may not abandon hope and may be models of offering God’s love to those motivated by hatred. We pray to the Lord.
- That the meeting of the bishops in Rome that focused on responsibility, accountability, and transparency with regard to the sexual abuse scandal will be a beginning for marshaling those qualities to overcome the many problems and abuses that infect the Church. We pray to the Lord.
- That God may give us the grace to overcome our weaknesses and live Jesus’ difficult command to love our enemies, do good for those who hate us, and bless those who curse us. We pray to the Lord.
- That St. Isabel Church may be healed from the difficult period it has endured and be restored to a community of joy where all are welcome to seek faith and holiness. We pray to the Lord.
- That Fr. Christopher may be comforted by the psalm’s declaration that the Lord is kind and merciful, redeeming our lives from destruction, and crowning us with kindness and compassion. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who are ill and weak may receive generous and compassionate care that expects nothing back and that displays Jesus’ love for them. We pray to the Lord.
- That our friends and family who have died may receive the mercy of the Father and be welcomed with joy into heaven. We pray to the Lord.
- For our own intentions that we recall in silence…….. We pray to the Lord.
Lord God, you forgive our sins, heal what ails us, and redeem our lives. We offer these prayers in thanksgiving, confident that you are with us in all that we do. We make our prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.