Prayer of the Faithful 18th Sunday of Ordinary time July 31, 2016

Intercessions
  1. For the grace to surrender to God: that we recognize our dependence upon Him for all things and let go of our attempts to control our lives

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who bear the burden of poverty or financial struggles particularly the unemployed: that God will sustain them, help them use resources wisely and open new opportunities for them

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the Church: that God grant a spirit of gratitude to appreciate all the gifts He has given us to become rich through words of Faith, attitudes of Hope and deeds of Love

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For freedom of heart in the grace of detachment: that we may never be seduced by the illusions of wealth, fame, power or control nor allow these to dominate our lives

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the repose of the soul of Fr. Jacques Hamel of France, murdered while celebrating Mass this week and for all of our brothers and sisters facing violence and persecution

We pray to the Lord.

  1.  For all who suffer 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

    Emil Homenuik, Fr. Jacques Hamel, Angelo Bonaldi, Foti Maria Teresa, Nicola, Annunziato, Tamburro Giuseppe, Cugliari Elezabetta, Gesa Venanzio, Cardinale Anna, Giovanni Bertolo

    We pray to the Lord.