Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
We offer these Prayers of the Faithful from the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sept 24-25, 2022, as points of reflection for your own prayer life. Perhaps one or more speak to you as you talk with Jesus about what is in your heart.
God, who are our Father and Mother, Jesus came to be the sign and promise of your love. May these prayers be a sign of our desire to trust and grow in your love.
Bless those who are suffering: the hungry and desperate, people battered by hurricane Fiona this week who have lost homes and loved ones; refugees fleeing from danger, those living in fear. We pray to the Lord.
Give us enough courage and trust that all of us, and our leaders, not be afraid to read the “signs of the times,” to see and hear your Spirit speaking in the hearts, words, and actions of all your people. Let us all truly listen, without prepared answers, then pray and act according to your Spirit. We pray to the Lord.
Help us to pray from our hearts so that our liturgies may be expressions of hope and faith, not simply routine. Help us to find – alone and in our prayer together – moments of quiet, when we can hear the whispers of your Spirit. We pray to the Lord.
Give us the vision to see some way, however small, in which each of us has the ability and opportunity to make life better for at least one other person. Then give us the courage and creativity to act. We pray to the Lord.
For all, women, men, old and young, who serve the Church and serve their wider communities. For them we give thanks. May they know blessing in return for their giving. We pray others, too, may join them – for it is in this way your love is made present. We pray to the Lord.
Sunday evening begins Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Hebrew New Year. We pray blessings on our Jewish friends and neighbors and the gift of peace for your world. We pray to the Lord.
Today we ask that our loved ones who have died, and all with them, may know your light and your peace. Tell them we miss them and love them. At this liturgy we especially remember:
4:30 PM Eleanor Caminiti Caprio Small by Josephine DeSarno
7:30 AM Valerie Ingalls McKague by Mom & Family
9:30 AM For the People of the Parish both Living & Deceased
5:00 PM Ellen Elizabeth Tracy-Scannell by Pauline Pinkos
We pray to the Lord
In faith we present these prayers to you. Bless those named here and those whose names are held in our hearts. Bless us in our bodies with health, our minds with understanding, our souls with the company of the Holy Spirit, that together we may produce a harvest of light to the glory of Christ our Savior. Amen.