Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Feb 4, 2024 | Prayers of the Faithful

May these Prayers of the Faithful from the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Feb 3-4, 2024) be helpful to you this week, in your own private prayer and reflection.

God you know us. At times we, like Job, can be discouraged and feel overwhelmed. Be near to us then and help us. Let our prayers today be a sign of our trust in your love.

We pray for all the sick and for doctors, nurses, counselors, therapists, all health care workers, and staff who tend to the sick. Guide and direct their hands and hearts. Help them to know the importance of what they do. We pray to the Lord.

On Monday, our school will celebrate the feast of St. Brigid of Kildare. Bless our school and all the good that is happening there. We pray that our students, like Brigid, will be people of strong and lively faith, courage, and hospitality. We pray to the Lord.

For men and women consecrated to God by the vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience, that they seek to live their baptismal promises more intensely and have the grace to persevere in their commitment to the Lord and service to the church. We pray that those whom the Spirit is inviting to consecrated life may have the freedom to respond. We pray to the Lord.

We pray for people who are questioning their faith. Questions are not the enemy of faith and may be the way to a much deeper faith. Lord, send your Holy Spirit to guide those who question. We pray to the Lord.

For our brothers and sisters living in parts of the world where there is little hope: in war zones in Palestine and Ukraine and parts of Africa, in places like Haiti where the government has collapsed and Cuba where wild inflation is making it hard to live. We pray to the Lord.

Loving God, be with our family and friends today, hold them in your love. Be with the poor today, show them you care. Be with the depressed, hold out your hand to them. Be with the lonely, let them know you are with them. Be with the homeless, shelter them in your arms. Be with us and stay with us, we need you God. We pray to the Lord.

Draw all our loved ones to be near to you in the fullness of the promised eternal life. At this liturgy we especially remember:

4:30 PM Living and Deceased members of the Maine Chapter Boston College Alumni and Families

7:30 AM  Anthony Carter by Margaret DeSarno & Ann Marie

9:30 AM Rosanna Gagne by Lynne, Mary & Phyllis Sullivan

5:00 PM Richard Kress by The Myatt Family

We pray to the Lord.

Come with us God, come into the desert, the painful and lonely places of our memories, of our lives. Come with your angels and bring us peace. We make these prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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