Second Sunday of Lent, March 17, 2019
We come to the Lord with our needs, confident that he is in the dark clouds that overshadow our lives to help us and lead us to light..
- That all members of the Church may be united in celebration of the Eucharist and join with Peter in his exclamation to the Lord, “It is good that we are here.” We pray to the Lord.
- That people of the nations of the world plagued by poverty, unrest, war, lack of freedom, and threats of violence may not lose heart and may turn to the Lord as their light and their salvation. We pray to the Lord..
- That the Jewish people of the covenant will look to the stars and put their faith in the Lord, as did Abram, that they may be a blessing to all people. We pray to the Lord.
- That the people of Ireland, and all people of Irish descent, may celebrate the feast of St. Patrick with joy, and be renewed in their faith through St. Patrick’s Breastplate. We pray to the Lord.
- That the families of those killed in the Ethiopian Airlines crash and all families who have been touched by the deaths of travelers, may find comfort and peace, knowing that the Lord never abandons them. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who mourn the death of children in the building collapse in Nigeria and all who grieve over premature deaths will have their mourning transformed into gladness and their sorrows into wholeness. We pray to the Lord.
- That Fr. Christopher and all who suffer injustice at the hands of those who conduct themselves as enemies of the cross of Christ may be imitators of St. Paul and be given the grace to stand firm in the Lord. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who are ill may call on the Lord in their struggles with sure knowledge that he is with them to carry them through. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who have completed their journeys up the mountain of life will rest forever in the transfigured glory of Christ. We pray to the Lord
- For our own intentions that we recall in silence…….. We pray to the Lord.
Peter, James, and John were directed to listen to Jesus, God’s chosen one. As we offer our prayers to the Lord, may we also listen for his answers and find them in the moments of our lives transformed by recognizing Christ among us. We offer our prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.