Prayers of the Faithful, 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 20, 2017

Readings
  1. For the Church: may we truly be a sign of God’s presence and a means for all to come to deeper prayer and authentic worship of God

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For a spirit of hospitality: may we welcome all visitors as Christ and our congregation be a place where all people can draw closer to God

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the Jewish people whom God has irrevocably called: may they experience the compassion and mercy of God more fully

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For freedom from bias and prejudice: may we be open to the gifts of each person and work with all to build a just society

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the leaders of nations: may God give them wisdom and inspire them in developing new policies on refugees, immigration, and Peace

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the sick: may they know the healing power of Christ like the Canaanite woman’s daughter. Let us pray especially for those whose names have been placed on our altar.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who have died: may they experience eternal joy. We pray especially for Atilia Chang de Naar, Felisa B. Josef, Jose Cerqueira, Joe Dobko, Pedro Jaramillo, Tony & Luisa Luna, Bonifacio & Marcela Bautista, Cathy Patterson Barbieri

We pray to the Lord.

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