Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
We again share our Prayers of the Faithful from the weekend, which was the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, July 23-24, 2022. We hope you find that reflecting on this throughout the week is helpful to your personal prayer life, too.
St. Ignatius teaches us that prayer is a gift and we should ask for that gift when we pray. Jesus teaches us how to pray. We ask now for the gift of prayer that we may know you as Jesus wants us to know you.
We ask for the gift of your Spirit, that we might see how God is active in our lives and that we are never distant from You. We pray to the Lord.
Give us the desire and ability to follow the example of Pope Francis and experience you as a God of love and mercy. Help us to be a parish and a church of forgiveness. We pray to the Lord
Jesus practiced radical welcome. He excluded no one. Give us words and choices that welcome all: rich and poor, young and old, life-long members and those arriving today, people of all sexual identities, those with opposing political views. Shape us that each of us can see how Jesus sees, can respond to one another as he did. We pray to the Lord.
Jesus said “pray for what you need.” Abraham showed the power of prayer. Lord let us honor the place and power of prayer in our lives. Give us the gift of listening to you as well as speaking to you. We pray to the Lord.
We all know people, maybe family members, who feel distant from you and those who have been hurt by Christians. Bless them, heal them, welcome them. We pray to the Lord.
For the sick and struggling in this life, grant comfort and hope. For our deceased brothers and sisters grant them the vision of seeing you face to face and in your light to know light. At this liturgy we especially commend to you:
4:30 PM William Bostock
7:30 AM William Hubbard
9:30 AM Felix & Marquita Guinoo
5:00 PM For the People of the Parish both Living & Deceased
We pray to the Lord. Lord hear our prayers.
We entrust to you, God of love and life, these prayers and those we hold in our hearts. Most of all we ask for the continuing gift of your Holy Spirit. We make these prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.