Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sep 18, 2023 | Prayers of the Faithful

We share these Prayers of the Faithful for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sept 16-17, 2023) to serve as reflection points throughout the week.

 God of mercy, you ask us to forgive, over and over, not because we are good enough but because you have loved us enough so we can. We call upon your love today as we pray.

We pray for your church and our parish, that it and we be your face and your heart, extending forgiveness, welcome, and tenderness and not legalism or judgement. We pray to the Lord.

We pray each of us has the experience of being truly loved by you. Out of this love and gratitude may we love our neighbors. We pray to the Lord.

We pray for safety for us in the stormy weather of this weekend, for recovery when the storm has passed and for our brothers and sisters elsewhere who have been at the mercy of floods, fires and earthquakes this summer season. We pray to the Lord.

It is estimated that there are 700 homeless people in Portland, one for about every 84 of the rest of us who have homes here. Help us, help our city and State find ways to care for our brothers and sisters. We pray to the Lord.

We pray that the members of our parish respond to the call to “be with us” sharing their lives, their talents and their financial resources so that all you hope, and dream may happen here. We pray to the Lord.

We believe that at the time of our deaths, you wash us in your love, freeing us from all that has harmed us. Today we entrust to your care those we name here:

4:30 PM  William Morrison by the Family

7:30 AM  The People of the Parish both Living & Deceased

9:30 AM Peter Kelly by Stephen & Cindy Rendall

5:00 PM Marjorie Lenois by Natalie Baltos

We pray to the Lord.

God of grace, you call us to live by grace: teach us how to do so, God of love, you call us to be loving: teach us how to be so, in our personal lives, in our community, in the wider word. Through our mutual love, sow freedom. We make these prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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