Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time C, September 29, 2019
We offer our prayers to the Father with hope that we will be more aware of those among us who hunger and thirst, and more attentive to Jesus’ call to charity toward all people.
1. That the Church will reach out to those who are poor and in need persuaded by Jesus who rose from the dead. We pray to the Lord.
2. That people and nations of the world who are rich may share their bounty with the poor who like Lazarus would gladly eat even the scraps that fall from tables. We pray to the Lord.
3. That as we commemorate the World Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees we may embrace love for our neighbor to counter the growing throwaway culture which disregards the human dignity of migrants and refugees. We pray to the Lord.
4. That unaccompanied migrant children will find protection on their journey and be safely reunited with their families. We pray to the Lord.
5. That St. Isabel Parish may enter a new era of faith, unity, and joy. We pray to the Lord.
6. On this Priesthood Sunday, we pray that Fr. Christopher may not tire in his efforts to preserve his priesthood and that his example of love for his vocation may inspire other priests and those discerning vocations. We pray to the Lord.
7. That a Spirit of Wisdom will inspire the local bishop and all bishops in the application of justice such that priests falsely accused will not be punished while those who bring scandal and division will not be rewarded. We pray to the Lord.
8. That those who suffer from the effects of hurricanes, fire, floods, and drought will be assisted by compassionate neighbors and have their way of life restored. We pray to the Lord.
9. That our friends and families who are ill or were injured in traffic accidents may receive Jesus’ healing and be restored to health. We pray to the Lord.
10. That those who have died will be carried away by angels to the bosom of Abraham as was Lazarus. We pray to the Lord.
11. For our own intentions that we recall in silence…….. We pray to the Lord.
O God, we offer our prayers this day knowing that in your generous mercy and kindness you overcome any poverty in mind, body, or spirit that impacts our well-being. We offer our prayers with thanksgiving through Christ our Lord. Amen.