Prayers of the faithful 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time Jan. 24, 2016

Intercessions
  1. For the Church: that we may be instruments of God’s reign who free captives,  unburden the oppressed and help others to experience a time of God’s favor physically, spiritually, emotionally and economically.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For a greater collaboration within the church: that members of the church may listen better to one another, work together for the common good, and share their talents and resources for the good of one another.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For discernment: that leaders in the Christian community may recognize the work of God in each individual and call forth the gifts and talents that God has entrusted to each person.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For growth toward Christian unity: the Spirit of God will help us recognize all that we hold in common as members of the Body of Christ and help us cooperate in confronting the issues of poverty, violence and neglect that exist.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all who read, preach or teach the Word of God: that the Spirit will deepen their encounter with God and help them to live this Word each day.

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all those suffering 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 to the Lord.