Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
We share these Prayers of the Faithful from the weekend (Nov 5-6, 2022), the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time in the hopes that they are helpful to you throughout the week in your own reflections.
God, you are the source of our life. Help us to realize that we are part of one another, part of all of creation, this world and the next. In your love, bless those for whom we pray.
May confidence in your love and care for all people and in your promise that nothing can separate us from God’s embrace, may this faith shine through the words and actions of your church, our leaders, and our parish, we pray to the Lord.
We pray for all seeking a deeper and closer relationship with God, and especially today we pray for the retreatants and team who will be participating in the ACTS retreat next weekend. We pray to the Lord.
God, it is you who have placed into our hearts and minds our deepest desires. In finding and following them, we find peace, joy, and the way you dream for us to serve one another. We find you. Help us to recognize these desires and trust them. Help us to support and encourage young people to serve us as priests and ministers, leaders in your community of faith. We pray to the Lord.
Tuesday is Election Day, God. We pray that all eligible to vote will take the time to vote, that we are able to see the truth despite the many misleading words we have heard these past weeks. Let our vote be guided by what our faith really asks: a desire to meet the Common Good and especially the care of those who are struggling in our world. We pray to the Lord.
For those known to us who are ill, or in trouble, or in any kind of need, for those we hear about in the news who are victims of war, violence, hunger and fear, and for those who are prepared to stand up for justice and defend unpopular causes. We pray to the Lord.
In this month of the saints and holy souls, we give thanks for the famous saints and for the saints among us whom we have known in our ordinary lives: they serve at check-outs, teach, make and mend, feed the hungry, and immigrants befriend. Bless our deceased loved ones, especially those whose names have been placed at our altar. At this liturgy we especially remember:
4:30 PM Melda Downes by her Husband Bill
7:30 AM For the People of the Parish both Living & Deceased
9:30 AM Marcia Marley by Dannette Dean
5:00 PM John Finn by Mary Ellen & Tim Roma
We pray to the Lord.
God, your Spirit moves amongst us. Let burdens be lifted, let hearts be lightened. May your suffering people find peace and may those who mourn know they are blessed by you. We make these prayers through Christ our Lord.