Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Each week we post the Prayers of the Faithful from the previous weekend in hopes that these intentions help with your own prayer life and reflections. Below you’ll find the prayers from the 23rd in Ordinary Time – Labor Day Weekend, Sept 3-4, 2022.
God, your Word today calls us to make a decision to follow Jesus’ way. Teach us to see our world as your love would make it; let our wrestling with your truth bear fruit in this world and bring your kingdom closer.
We pray that your church be faithful to the voice of the Spirit who spoke to us in the Vatican Council 60 years ago and now speaks through the words and actions of Pope Francis. We pray to the Lord.
May we celebrate the Eucharist with care and attention that it be a source of our life, our decisions and our actions, and not just a weekly requirement. May we be changed by what we do, say, and pray here. We pray to the Lord.
On this Labor Day weekend we pray for those without jobs, workers who are treated unjustly or inhumanely, those whose work is dangerous or difficult. We pray to the Lord.
In this time of floods and fires, we pray for those suffering and dying in Pakistan, in the western US and other places. We pray for the courage and honesty to take decisive action to change the path of dangerous climate change. We pray to the Lord.
In thanks for small gestures of kindness: zucchini left on the doorstep, an unexpected card in the mail, music that touches the soul, cups of tea, laughter, hummingbirds at the window…when life gets overwhelming you send kindness through friend, stranger and nature. Help us to be not only receivers but carriers of kindness too. We pray to the Lord.
For those traveling this weekend. May their journeys be safe and courteous. We pray to the Lord.
For those friends, family and neighbors whose journey has now taken them beyond our sight to you. Bless them. Bless us with their memory. At this liturgy we especially remember:
4:30 PM Edward Ross
7:30 AM For the People of the Parish both Living & Deceased
9:30 AM Margaret White
5:00 PM Patricia Minnervino
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, the Book of proverbs says “where there is no vision, the people perish.” Help us to accept into our hearts the vision of Jesus. Guide our steps in his way. We make all these prayers in His name.