Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time C, September 08, 2019
We are a part of the great crowds who travel with Jesus. We offer our prayers to the Father asking that we may travel knowing that the things of this world must not be the basis for our discipleship.
- That the Church may be generous in using our resources for the well-being of all people as faithful disciples of Jesus. We pray to the Lord.
- That in commemorating September 11, we may commit ourselves to seeking justice, harmony, charity, and peace as answers to the disputes, violence, and tragedies that infect the world. We pray to the Lord.
- That the people of the Bahamas whose lives have been torn apart will be filled at daybreak with the kindness of the Lord that they may shout for joy and gladness all their days. We pray to the Lord.
- That the new cardinals named by Pope Francis this past week will serve the Church well and be effective in proclaiming the Gospel throughout the world. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who are possessed by addictions to alcohol, drugs, and other enticements of this world may be given the grace to renounce these afflictions and be strengthened in their commitment to be disciples of Jesus. We pray to the Lord.
- That members of the Catholic press may receive the grace and wisdom to report the news of the Church in ways that effectively monitor the shepherds of the Church and expose abuse and cover-ups. We pray to the Lord.
- That the people of Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan, and all people who suffer from the ravages of war may find opportunities to rebuild their lives and walk joyfully in the ways of peace. We pray to the Lord.
- That Father Christopher’s efforts to protect his priesthood and his call to minister to God’s people will not be deterred, and that he will receive the support of those who seek justice and an end to abuse in the Church. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who are ill may not despair but may carry their crosses and follow the Lord. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who have died in Hurricane Dorian, those who died on September 11, and all first responders who have sacrificed their lives for others will be welcomed with joy into the tranquility of the kingdom of heaven. We pray to the Lord.
- For our own intentions that we recall in silence…….. We pray to the Lord.
O God, we come to you holding tight to the many gifts of this world that have blessed us. May we know that these gifts are granted by your generosity and your love for us and thus become detached from these things so that we may enjoy your simple, silent, and discreet love for each of us. We make our prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.