Weekly Prayers of the Faithful

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time C, October 06, 2019

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time C, October 06, 2019

We come to the Lord with thanksgiving as the people he shepherds, the flock he guides, asking that he will answer all our needs and petitions.

  1. That the Vatican Synod on the Amazon Region being held over the next three weeks will be inspired by the Holy Spirit and be successful in identifying new paths for evangelization of God’s people in that region and throughout the world. We pray to the Lord.
  2. That suffering people in all parts of the world who see misery with destruction and violence before them, with strife and clamorous discord, may receive relief from their anguish and know the Lord’s hand in their lives. We pray to the Lord.
  3. That during this Extraordinary Missionary Month we may rediscover the missionary dimension of our faith in Jesus Christ, a faith graciously bestowed on us in baptism. We pray to the Lord.
  4. That this Month of the Most Holy Rosary will inspire renewed devotion to Mary, the Mother of God and protector of the Church, and to her Son, through recitation of the rosary. We pray to the Lord.
  5. That as the Chinese nation celebrates the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic, all her citizens may be freed from abuse of their human rights and find freedom from religious persecution. We pray to the Lord.
  6. That those in India displaced by the heavy monsoon rains, those in the Amazon region whose lives are threatened by Rain Forest fires, the people of the Bahamas who suffer in the aftermath of Hurricane Damien, and all people who are impacted by natural disasters and environmental challenges may find safety and relief. We pray to the Lord.
  7. That in respecting all life, we may be mindful of Pope Francis’ observation that the vibrant presence of elderly and young people in communities demonstrates the presence of God and the promise of the future. We pray to the Lord.
  8. That Fr. Christopher and the many people of St. Isabel Church and the Diocese of Venice whose joy in the Lord has been assaulted may be renewed as they join with the apostles in their prayer to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” We pray to the Lord.
  9. That those who are ill or suffering from the pains of advancing age may be lifted up in prayer to the Lord and be resolute in faith as they seek healing. We pray to the Lord.
  10. That those who have died in service to others seeking to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, or bring peace to chaos may enjoy the eternal rewards of heaven where all evil is washed away. 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 with hope that your voice may penetrate our hardened hearts that we may know your will in all aspects of our lives, proclaim your love for the world, and truly become unprofitable servants who have done all that we are obliged to do.  We make our prayers through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

1 thought on “Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time C, October 06, 2019”

  1. All beautiful intentions and I am glad you do pray for those whose faith has been tested…
    intention #7 includes the ‘elderly’ like we are —as well as the young —like our grand children are— and hopefully others will see the presence of God in us and therefore will wonder and want to know about our own faith in God —–“increase our faith ” is my prayer”!

    For Fr Chris to be welcomed back into his priesthood of our church…..and
    that he keeps hope alive for maintaining his proper status in the Church as a faithful and very good priest! ..I pray that the church apologize to him publicly for the mistake they have made in not allowing him to be the good priest he has been ordained to be–and has always been.
    He has been hurt by the accusations and disloyalty from our church to support him as a faithful priest in his personal search for truth and justice.
    I add my own intention:
    for finding forgiveness for those who take away the hope of Fr Christopher (and anyone else unjustly ‘imprisoned’ for wrongs they didn’t commit!)
    A man on TV today was in prison for 26 years for a crime he didn’t ever commit and was just released….. proven innocent… When my husband heard that he said, ”that must be how Fr Christopher feels!” The past three years must seem like forever to him!! His love for his priesthood should be an example for other priests to love their priesthood as much as he does!

    .There are others whose lives are damaged greatly by unjust accusations — we pray for them, too. and for any accusers to see the wrong they do to another person by not taking greater care to understand the honesty, truth and facts—-and NOT imprison a person in any way.
    —do not take away anyone’s hope ——-and we meanwhile will work to be forgiving! Always stand up for truth!


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