Prayer of the Faithful 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time July 17, 2016

Intercessions
  1. For the Church: that we may offer hospitality and understanding to all who enter into our lives and help them become aware of God’s presence today.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all catechumens and candidates: that they may hear God’s Word, take it to heart, and respond generously to all that God asks of them.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For openness to the gift of life: that all parents will joyfully welcome and care for each child who enters their family and see in them God’s promise for tomorrow.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who are busy about work and progress: that they may be free to live the gift of this day, recognize the relationships which bring them life, and be patient with themselves and others.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who live a life of service, particularly those who care for the sick, those who assist travelers, and those who answer customer service lines: that they may offer their service joyfully and be renewed by God’s love.

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 especially for Francesco Lamanna, Joseph Nguyen Thu, Tony Precopi, Fr. Antonino Pasquale Nuzzi, Antonio Chiovitti, Gloria Sevilla

We pray to the Lord.