Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
We post the Prayers of the Faithful each week, so that you can revisit them during the week during your times of prayerful reflection. We’re delighted you find them helpful. Here are our heartfelt prayers from this weekend’s Masses from the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Nov 12-13, 2022):
God of all creation, as the wheel of the year turns toward winter, the darkness increases. Darkness can be frightening. In the darkness of nature and of our lives you invite us to put our trust in Christ and walk in his light. In that trust we pray:
For those who lose, or think they are losing, their way in the dark – the darkness and pain of loneliness, bereavement or broken relationships, addiction, illness, fears about their future, or any other trials, we pray to the Lord.
You promise us, God, that you are with us. There is nowhere that you are not present. Help us as people and as a church to find your presence, even when it is dark. Help us as a church and parish be a place of light, hope, and a place that lives with mercy and a welcome for all. We pray to the Lord.
The ballots have been cast and counted. Help us to put aside division, blame, and words that attack, Help us to commit to work together, as leaders and as citizens, for the good of all, especially those who are finding life most difficult and challenging. We pray to the Lord.
For those who bring light to the darkness: doctors, nurses, therapists, counselors, friends and neighbors who notice. Help us all to notice those around us who could use a bit of light. We pray to the Lord.
For all the babies and young children who have received the light of Christ by baptisms celebrated in our community. Blessings upon them and their families, and a warm and continuing welcome to them in this community, we pray to the Lord.
On this World Day of the Poor, we pray for those who lack the basic necessities of life. Inspire us to reach out and help as we can. Bless those who are helping. We pray to the Lord.
God in you the darkness of death is overcome by the light of eternal life. May your light shine on all our loved ones. At this liturgy we entrust to you:
4:30 PM Deceased Members of the Peters’ Family
7:30 AM For the People of the Parish both Living & Deceased
9:30 AM Patricia Giddings
5:00 PM Deceased Members of Julie & Rosaire Dostie’s Family
We pray to the Lord.
We bless you, Sovereign God, our light and our salvation. You led your people to freedom through a cloud by day and by fire at night. We give you thanks, Kindly Light, that you ever lead your people on. Light up our hearts by the light of your Christ. May his word illumine our way. We make these prayers through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.