Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time C, October 27, 2019
We come to the Lord with our prayers, often convinced of our own righteousness, but seeking the grace to recognize our weaknesses.
- That as Pope Francis receives the final document from the Synod on the Amazon, he will receive grace and wisdom from the Holy Spirit to make decisions that enable the Church to better serve the people of South America and throughout the world. We pray to the Lord.
- That the powerful of the world will not act with the pride of the Pharisee in imposing their will on the weak but will act with the humility of the tax collector who recognized his own failings and asked for mercy. We pray to the Lord.
- That at the end of this Extraordinary Mission Month, all in the Church will respond with zeal to the motto that we are “baptized and sent.” We pray to the Lord.
- That even as he concludes three years of exile from his ministry, Fr. Christopher may not lose heart and may be able to rejoice at his union with Jesus among those who have been wrongfully charged and tortured. We pray to the Lord.
- That Church administrators will not see respect and obedience as their inherent right that carries no responsibility for compassion, mercy, and justice for those they are charged to serve. We pray to the Lord.
- That St. Isabel Parish will find healing, unity, faith, and joy through inspired and committed efforts of parish members who labor humbly not seeking to exalt themselves. We pray to the Lord.
- That all members of the church will find the path to humility that enables us to cry out with the tax collector, “O God, be merciful to me a sinner.” We pray to the Lord.
- That as this month of the rosary fades into November, we will be determined to look to Mary as our model of acceptance of God’s plan in each of our lives. We pray to the Lord.
- That the Lord will hear the cry of the poor, refuges, and victims of hatred and grant them dignity, hope, and peace. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who are brought down by serious illness will be strengthened by knowledge that the Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who have died humbly seeking the welfare of others may receive the exaltation of heaven. We pray to the Lord.
- For our own intentions that we recall in silence…….. We pray to the Lord.
O God, as we come to you with our needs, we ask that we may be granted the humility to know that you care for us in all aspects of our lives and that what we accomplish and possess are possible only through your overwhelming generosity. We make our prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.
2 thoughts on “Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time C, October 27, 2019”
Such well thought out intentions…………..#1–The Holy Spirit does still hear and work for our requests…….until our requests are answered as we ask! I know the Holy Spirit can bring us what we pray for!
.#4 of course —Pray that Fr Christopher be respected and aided by the Church he has served so faithfully—
For Congressman Elijah Cummings who sought to heal divisions –without insulting those who did not think the way he thought—–they said that his father used to get the family dressed up and drive to the airport just to see the people come in on flights and go out to other places and he told them : ‘ I don’t fly— you don’t fly-
but some day — you will fly!”
The Pope, Fr Christopher and Elijah Cummings– all have in common something –giving others the ability and freedom to fly in our faith journey by using kindness and love and encouragement—!
We pray that their spirit will spread to more people— for the church of Africa as well as the American church – we need that kind of spirit—to help us soar!!
For the people of California fighting the fires !
We do pray for all the intentions mentioned!
thank you so much for keeping our hope alive!
We continue to storm heaven for Fr. Christopher’s putative years to be
ended now and his good name and excellent reputation be returned to
His good self.
Jim Snd Geraldine,