Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Please join us in praying for these intentions as offered in the Prayers of the Faithful for the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Jan 27-28, 2024).
God of many voices and names, revealed and hidden, we welcome you in our midst. Bring to our lives the oil of justice, the lamp of truth and open hearts to receive your word:
We pray for all spiritual leaders, that they listen to you and guide people and churches to follow your way, a way of mercy and healing that embraces all people. We pray to the Lord.
For all who will gather to pray this weekend. We may have grown too accustomed to the words we say or sing. Help us to hear you as for the first time speaking to us, of being set free from our fears and those things that weigh down our hearts and spirits. We pray especially for those who have been overlooked or made not welcome in your church: those with issues of mental or physical health, single adults, those who do not have a family. We pray to the Lord.
For all those who find winter difficult because of financial stress, isolation, or illness, we pray to the Lord.
We pray that you send us a person who can become our next Director of Parish Life. We pray to the Lord.
Grant us patience and courage as we engage in conversations and debates and help us to undermine the walls of division that have grown up amongst us. Remind us to listen more than we speak and to be open to receive more than we can give. We pray to the Lord.
We place before you, now, those who are struggling in this life; people known to us, those we may pass on the street and those best known to you. Bless them with love and hope. And if that hope and love is meant to come through us, help us to notice. We pray to the Lord.
Your word promises life beyond death. May our loved ones know the truth of your promise. Today we ask your blessing on
4:30 PM Richard C. Dillihunt, M.D. byTerry & Gerry Myatt
7:30 AM For all the People of the Parish both Living & Deceased
9:30 AM Richard C. Dillihunt, M.D. by Michael & Sue Russo
5:00 PM Maureen Quinn by Pauline Pinkos
We pray to the Lord
Good and gracious God, we need you to hear these prayers and even more those we carry with us. Help us to rejoice that Jesus has risen and has overcome the death that we fear, death of the spirit as well as the body. We give thanks that you remind us that all people matter, and that new life is possible. We need your help to rise beyond our own insecurity – and too great security. We make these prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.