Prayer of the Faithful 21st Sunday of Ordinary time August 21, 2016

Intercessions
  1. For the Church: that we may not merely profess Christ with words but live as dynamic disciples of Christ

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For spiritual growth: that the Spirit will help us implement spiritual practices that will deepen our knowledge and love of God so we can respond generously to God’s daily invitations

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For unity in the Body of Christ: that all Christians may work together in confronting evil, poverty, and disease so that the Gospel may be made known in deeds as well as words

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For grace to enter through the narrow gate: that the Spirit will guide us in living with forgiveness, compassion, self-control and acts of service so that our lives may manifest the reign of God

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who suffer from wildfires, flooding, and other disasters: that God will comfort them, heal their spirits and guide them to resources to rebuild their lives

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who are in need, the victims of violence, the sick, those with 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 Valentino Muraca, Saverio Guiliano, Fr. E. Ramos

We pray to the Lord. 

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