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.