Prayers of the Faithful, Fourth Sunday of Lent, April 2, 2017

  1. For a spiritual renewal: that God will transform our fears into hope, selfishness into love, and death into new life

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For disciples: that like Mary, we may place ourselves at the feet of Jesus to learn and understand the gift Jesus alone offers

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For growth in Hope: that God will instill in our hearts a trusting reliance that God is always with us and always has more life to offer us

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For new life: that we may hear God’s invitation to come forth from our entombments of fear, wounded-ness, anger, or abuse and live in the freedom of God’s love

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For our transformation: that the Spirit will help us experience hope when possibilities seem exhausted and new life when death seems final

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For all with illness or health issues: may they experience God’s abiding presence with them. 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 hear the voice of Jesus calling them forth to eternal life. We pray especially for:Fr. Thomas Patrick Murphy, C.S.P., Sr. Maria del Corpus Domini Valle

We pray to the Lord.

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