Prayers of the Faithful Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time 30 July 2023
For the Church: that we may place a supreme value on seeking the reign of God and utilize all our talents to deepen our relationship with God. We pray to the Lord.
For confidence in God’s love for each of us: that we may rely upon God’s generous love to sustain us and bring good out of all the experiences of our lives. We pray to the Lord.
For freedom of spirit: that God will free our hearts from all that entraps them and help us to be free to share our knowledge, gifts, and possessions with those who are suffering. We pray to the Lord.
Let us pray for the youth travelling to World Youth Day in Lisbon. That they will go in haste, without distraction or delay, but with readiness and joy. May this be a time of testimony and sharing, of fraternity and thanksgiving, drawing them closer to Christ. We pray to the Lord.
For all children who are at risk, particularly those in homes with drug addiction or violence: that God will protect them from harm and help their caregivers to protect and nurture them. We pray to the Lord
For all suffering from the heat: that God will moderate the temperatures, help suffers to find relief, and help us to show care for one another. We pray to the Lord.
That the dead will know the treasures that await them in the Kingdom of heaven. We pray to the Lord.