Intercessions 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time Jan. 17, 2016

  1. For the Church: that the gifts given us by the Holy Spirit may develop and produce a rich harvest of compassionate service and fraternal unity.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For a greater recognition of the gifts God has given each person: that we may encourage the gifts of one another for the good of the Church and the whole human family.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all engaged and married couples: that they may be channels of God’s love to one another and signs of God’s loving presence in society.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the unity of all Christians: that God will heal the wounds in the body of Christ and help us to give common witness through prayer and service of those in need.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all vocations: for those to the priesthood, religious life, the deaconate, married as well as the single life.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For greater respect for human life: that the Spirit will open hearts to the value and beauty of all human life and free society from abortion and euthanasia.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all those suffering mentally, physically or spiritually: let us pray especially for those whose names have been placed on our altar.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all parishioners and loved ones who have died: that God will meet them face to face on their journey to eternal life.

We pray to the Lord.

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