Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time C, October 13, 2019
We come to the Lord with all the challenges that we face in life asking that he take pity on us in our struggles.
- That the Vatican Synod on the Amazon Region might be lived in “fraternal communion and in the docility to the Holy Spirit, which always shows the paths for the testimony of the Gospel.” We pray to the Lord.
- That those in Iraq, Syria, and throughout the world whose lives are threatened and disrupted by the evils of war may find safety, peace, and opportunity. We pray to the Lord.
- That we may be like Naaman and accept God’s word and call to each of us, despite our doubts and pride. We pray to the Lord.
- That we may daily give thanks to God for his many blessings that allow us to overcome the leprosies that attack our lives. We pray to the Lord.
- That this Month of the Most Holy Rosary will draw more people to lives of faith inspired by the example of Mary, the sinless Mother of God, who willingly embraced God’s will. We pray to the Lord.
- That a willingness to discuss differences and seek solutions may replace obstinacy, absolutism, and reliance on violence in personal and political disputes. We pray to the Lord.
- That those whose summer has been marred by strong winds, heavy rains, drought, floods, or natural disasters may find relief as the season changes. We pray to the Lord.
- That the fall harvest may be abundant and used wisely to feed the hungry of the world. We pray to the Lord.
- That Fr. Christopher, the people of St. Isabel Parish, and those in the Diocese of Venice who seek justice may be confident of God’s mercy as they cry out, “Jesus, Master! Have pity on us.” We pray to the Lord.
- That those who are ill and seek healing may be steadfast in their gratitude to the Lord, knowing that their faith is what saves them. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who have died bringing comfort to lepers and compassion to the suffering, and those who have died despairing of their illnesses and lives, may be received with joy into heaven where all ills are wiped away. We pray to the Lord.
- For our own intentions that we recall in silence…….. We pray to the Lord.
O God, we seek your healing from all that infects our well-being and ask that we may be ever mindful to give you thanks. We make our prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.
 Pope Francis, October 06, 2019