Prayer of the Faithful 20th Sunday of Ordinary time August 14, 2016

Intercessions
  1. For the Church: that we may keep our eyes fixed on Jesus and be encouraged by the faithfulness of our fellow Christians

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the grace of perseverance: that God will strengthen us in times of conflict and division so that we may remain faithful disciples

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For teachers, staff and administrators as they prepare for the coming school year: that God will give them wisdom, patience, and understanding for each student with whom they will work this year

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For Peace in our cities and university campuses: that the Holy Spirit will guide every heart to work untiringly to end violence and promote the safety and dignity of each person

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all those affected by wildfires or hurricanes and for those fighting the fires and bringing assistance to those impacted: that God will give them strength, renew their hope and protect them from further harm

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who are in need, the homeless, the sick, those with addictions or mental illness: 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 embrace them on their journey to eternal life.  We pray especially for Isabelino Silvera, Danny Pasquale, Carlota Flores, Damiana Ramos, Isabel Espinoza, Mrs. Thecle Ikiesa, Giuseppe & Angela Trolio, Antonio & Maria Damiano

We pray to the Lord.