28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 9, 2022
We ask the Father for the grace to recognize and admit our weaknesses and failings as we approach him asking for forgiveness and healing.
- That the Church may never cease to proclaim a message of peace to those who wage war, promote violence, and practice injustice. We pray to the Lord.
- That people of all nations will be unified in urging an end to the invasion of Ukraine and in promoting peace, respect for life, and the end of long held grudges. We pray to the Lord.
- That especially in times of trial, we will turn to God with gratitude and glorify him for the many graces we have received throughout our lives. We pray to the Lord.
- That when we encounter problems that challenge our need for hope, we may turn to the Lord and cry out with the lepers, “Jesus, Master, have pity on me.” We pray to the Lord.
- That those suffering in Florida and along the Eastern Seaboard from the effects of Hurricane Ian will rebuild their homes, communities, and relationships with determination, expectation, and care for their neighbors. We pray to the Lord.
- That we will see the sacrifices and offerings we make to the Lord as opportunities to express our thanksgiving and our faith that there is no other God in all the world. We pray to the Lord.
- That we will see foreigners who come to our country seeking opportunity or escaping persecution not as outsiders but as part of God’s creation joining with us to give thanks for the blessings we have received. We pray to the Lord.
- That random killings that persist in streets and communities will cease through messages and actions that consistently proclaim the reverence that all human life deserves. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who are ostracized from their communities because of skin diseases, disfigurements, or illness will be cared for with compassion and love befitting all of God’s creation. We pray to the Lord.
- That those who have died in the winds and floods of Hurricane Ian will be welcomed to the peace of heaven where the breezes are gentle and the waters wash away all sinfulness. We pray to the Lord.
God, our Father, we often are not shy in calling out to you to address all our needs. May always be mindful of the need for gratitude for all that you do for us in answering our prayers and granting us your ever-faithful love. We make these prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.
2 thoughts on “28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 9, 2022”
Thank you for all of the good prayer intentions listed here——- the pother night when our son who lives in Cape Coral Fl said he lost his electricity again after it had been out for days after the hurricane—
and he had just restocked his refrigerator–I prayed out very loud that lights and air conditioning and electricity would come back on–
giving thanks here – sure enough- it came back on! However- only to be told It went back out later that day—and he gave the food to a neighbor who has a generator to store it for him in their fridge—
even in hard times we must look for reasons to thank God for His blessings! For food—for refrigeration, lights, air conditioning and especially neighbors that help and care when we need them! We can’t forget to pray for all those who have so much loss from this hurricane! Gratitude for so much today!
This surprised me—-while at the hair salon yesterday the girl was complaining about how ”our country is helping in Ukraine and other places and not helping enough here”…….I hardly knew what to say — but I heard myself ask, ” what would Jesus do ?”
Maybe we can all think about the answer to this. I did add : ”Jesus wouldn’t have anything to do with war. ”
Praying for peace –for all people — Mary Jo