Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
May these Prayers of the Faithful from the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Aug 27-28, 2022, be helpful to you in your continuing prayers and personal reflection this week.
A person who is secure and held in love does not need to build him or herself up at the expense of others. As we pray for our brothers and sisters, deepen our own experience of being held in your love.
We pray that as friends of Jesus we follow him in seeking to affirm the dignity of every human being, without exception. We pray to the Lord.
For those who are often judged negatively or excluded because of their accent, their culture, educational or economic status, mental or physical health, sexuality – anything that sets them apart in the eyes of some. We pray to the Lord.
We remember those whose pillows are soaked with tears and whose eyes are tired and dim with weeping. We pray to the Lord.
For those who struggle to believe in goodness in others or in themselves, those for whom God appears distant or absent or whose ability to believe in God has been damaged by the way believers have treated them. We pray to the Lord.
For Pope Francis and all who lead us in ways of courage, faith, and mercy. We pray to the Lord.
For those who, this day, we want to pray for, and the ones who, unasked, tonight will pray for us. We pray to the Lord.
For those who have gone before us and now rest in the arms of God. At this liturgy we especially remember:
4:30 PM Robert O’Connell
7:30 AM Donald Ingalls
9:30 AM Margaret White
5:00 PM Benjamin Brown
We pray to the Lord
God, hear our prayer and make us willing agents of your gracious purposes, in Jesus’ name. Amen.