Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
We offer these Prayers of the Faithful from last weekend’s Masses – the 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time (June 24-25, 2023) – for your reflection this week.
God, Jesus came to show us that you love us. He told us, many times, do not be afraid. Today we especially prayer for those who are afraid in our world, and for that fear that can touch the deepest parts of all of us at times. We pray:
For those who have been hurt by those they should have been able to trust – parents, partners, church ministers. Heal the hurt that makes it hard for them to trust today. We pray to the Lord
For those who are afraid because they live in unsafe places or because they are targets because of who they are – their gender, sexuality, race, creed, physical or spiritual burdens they carry. Lord, through your grace and our action, provide places of safety and experiences of being loved and welcomed. We pray to the Lord.
For those afraid of the results of a medical test or an ongoing medical condition, for those fearful of their future and are in need of people to support them, we pray to the Lord.
For each and all of us when the voice of the evil Spirits whispers in our heart that “no one cares” or that “you are not wanted.” Let your Spirit of light and hope overcome that darkness, we pray to the Lord.
That fear of what people might say or do, or that nothing we do can make a difference, not stop us from doing what is right and just and loving, we pray to the Lord.
You promise that nothing can separate us from your love. Not even death. We place in your hands our loved ones. Fill our hearts with confidence that they are safe with you. At this liturgy we especially pray for:
4:30 PM Joanne McHugh by Helen Malone
7:30 AM The People of the Parish both Living & Deceased
9:30 AM Barbara Goodwin by her Husband & Family
5:00 PM Marjorie Lenois by Natalie Baltos
We pray to the Lord.
We place these prayers, hopes, and fears in your hands. You come, again and again, to permeate our human condition; to take upon yourself all that hurts us. Again today you accompany us when our bodies are in pain, our minds are In confusion, when our self-esteem is lost, when our faith falters. Your words are, “ I love you. Do not be afraid.” We make these prayers in Christ’s name. Amen.