Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time C, November 10, 2019
We come to the Lord asking that he attend to our outcry, calling upon him to incline his ear and hear our words.
- That the Church may be renewed in a commitment to root out all evil and injustice, replacing them with wisdom, compassion, and the goodness of the Lord. We pray to the Lord.
- That world leaders will shun senseless bickering and self-promotion that only serves to widen divisions and deprive their citizens of the opportunity to find peace, security, and well-being for their families. We pray to the Lord.
- That the Holy Spirit will penetrate the minds and hearts of the U. S. bishops meeting in Baltimore this week so that they will truly act for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve and direct their hearts to the love of God and to the endurance of Christ. We pray to the Lord.
- That the emergence of a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation among religious communities in the Near East that Pope Francis asks us to pray for this month will also emerge among disparate communities torn apart by religious leaders who promote bigotry and conformity over unity. We pray to the Lord.
- That the Church will be freed from the scourge of clericalism that demands blind obedience rather than a lived responsibility of those in Holy Orders for those they serve. We pray to the Lord.
- In thanksgiving for the 42 years of selfless service the members of the Women’s Guild of St. Isabel Parish have provided to the people of Sanibel and to many in need in the local area. May their example continue to inspire us and draw us closer to Jesus. We pray to the Lord.
- That people of faith in Sanibel may, like St. Paul, be delivered from perverse and wicked people through knowledge that the Lord is faithful and will strengthen them and guard them from the evil one. We pray to the Lord.
- That Fr. Christopher, and others caught up in a web of evil, will carry on with determination knowing that Jesus Christ himself and God our Father has loved us and given us everlasting encouragement to strengthen our hearts in every good deed and word. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who are ill may be comforted in their suffering and find healing of mind, body, and spirit through grace and knowledge of God’s love made manifest by those who care for them. We pray to the Lord.
- That we may join with those who have died calling out to the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, confident in our knowledge that he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive. We pray to the Lord.
- For our own intentions that we recall in silence…….. We pray to the Lord.
In our prayers this day, we call out with the psalmist asking that you keep us as the apple of your eye, lovingly hidden in the shadow of your wings so that in justice we shall behold your face and in all our waking hours be content in your presence. We make our prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.