Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
These Prayers of the Faithful from October 15-16, the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, are placed here for you with the sincere prayer that they are helpful to you in your own reflections this week. We know that God wants to hear from us – and for us to listen to the nudges in the quiet times. He hears us.
Each week, each day even, we ask your blessing on people and needs and ourselves. We do that now. Each week, each day, you seek to be connected to us. As we make our prayers, give us also an experience of being connected to you and a desire for more.
May the faith of the church and our faith be a lively one, not a collection of things we are supposed to do or believe. Open our minds and hearts to see you present in our lives. We pray to the Lord.
Encourage those in our parish who are considering attending the upcoming ACTS Retreat and other opportunities for spiritual renewal in the coming weeks. We pray to the Lord.
Sometimes Lord, it is difficult. Sometimes it’s like this: “I can’t pray today…can’t get started…no point. But if you listen when I say nothing, you’ll hear other people praying my prayers for me. I can’t pray today, but they can. And maybe some days my prayers will be for them”. We pray to the Lord.
Protect those living in danger in Ukraine, Gaza and other troubled spots in the world. Change the hearts of those who seek war and violence as the answer. We pray to the Lord.
In this election season, help us to see and realize the difference between what is true and right and what is false and misleading. We pray to the Lord.
Let us be strengthened in our belief that standing with those who struggle in this life and for people, and peoples, who have been disadvantaged or discriminated against for years – or even centuries – because of who they are, that this is a Gospel call, in faithfulness to Jesus and to the Hebrew prophets, we pray to the Lord.
The relationship you desire for us in this life is not ended by death but is brought to a new level of intimacy. We pray for all who have died, that they rejoice in your love. At this liturgy we especially remember:
4:30 PM William & Michael Jennings by the Family
7:30 AM For All the Parishioners both Living & Deceased
9:30 AM Donnie Smith by Virginia Jennings
5:00 PM Patricia B. Powell by Judy & Walter Olsen
We pray to the Lord.
God you are creating each of us, you go before us. Sometimes we see you. Sometimes we just miss you. We want to follow but we are afraid. But then, deep within us, your word comes to us. We hear or sense your voice: “Follow me.” For where we are, you are. When we are lost, you are there. When we are in pieces, you make us whole. For this we give thanks through Christ our Lord.