Prayer of the Faithful 22nd Sunday of Ordinary time August 28, 2016

Readings
  1. For the Church: that we may grow in our awareness that everything is a gift, that all we have and all we accomplish is a result of God’s generous love and mercy for us

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the grace of humility: that we come to a deeper understanding and ownership of our gifts and weaknesses, so we can journey with all our sisters and brothers in faith

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the grace to live in God’s kingdom: that we may affirm the dignity of others and honor them all as fellow children of God

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For a healing of our egos: that God will reveal to us our false strategies to look good, achieve more, ignore the poor and suffering, and help us to nurture and bring forth our truest selves

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the gift of Peace: that God will guide and inspire all who are working to end war, terrorism and violence in our cities, religious or ethnic communities and nations

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who are ill, declining mentally or have dementia: 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 Francesco Sampogna, Joseph Nguyen Dinh Thu, Paul Michael Joseph Le Blanc, Rosa Isabel Bettencourt, Maria Staffieri, Francesca Salvaggio

We pray to the Lord. 

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