Prayers of the Faithful Third Sunday of Lent March 19, 2017

Readings
  1. For the Church: that we may be a source of living water for all who thirst for meaning and purpose in their lives,

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the grace of courage: that we go forth from all that is familiar to new places and relationships into which God leads us,

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For an openness of heart: that our encounters with Christ may strengthen us, free us from fear and embolden us to share the joy we have found in knowing Christ,

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For a greater openness to the Word of God: that we may take God’s Word to heart; ponder it; and draw life from it as priests, deacons, religious, married or single persons,

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the courage to recognize and admit our sinfulness: that like the woman at the well, we may honestly face our life and ask for help in changing our direction,

We pray to the Lord.

  1. For the suffering and ill: that they be refreshed with a wellspring of healing and comfort. 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 behold the face of Christ who is the living water. We pray especially for Fr. Stephen Coates, Monsignor Vincent N. Foy, P.H., Rosa Leon Rodriguez, Christiana Eze, Antonietta Sanci, Dora Azuero Bonilla, Gavina Dequito, Bruna Manila, Fr. Richard Kosian, OMI  

We pray to the Lord.

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