Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 5th Sunday of Lent

Mar 19, 2024 | Prayers of the Faithful

We offer these Prayers of the Faithful from the weekend Masses of March 16-17, 2024  (5th Sunday of Lent) with the added prayer that they are helpful to you in your own times of reflective prayer.

God of all, you call your people to be a new human community, showing your love for all across all boundaries that divide; you call us to stand up against injustice under your banner of sacrifice and love. For the ability to confront injustice with love and for our suffering brothers and sisters we pray.

Words can create or destroy, comfort, or devastate. As we attempt to express our needs and longings, may we use words with awareness and compassion, respecting the needs and longings of others. We pray to the Lord.

We give thanks and ask your blessing for those who sustain life: farm workers, parents and teachers, neighborly neighbors, faith groups, those who hospitably deal with immigrants and those thought of as “different”, first responders, political activists who fight for a world of justice, truth and peace, those who bear burdens and pray for the bereaved, for single parents, for those who are homeless and those treated as unwanted. For their sustaining, we pray to the Lord.

In this time of Lent, a time of reflection, help us to be accountable for the decisions we make, the clarity we lack, the costs we duck, the lifestyle we choose, the money we give to strangers and good causes. Help us to be accountable, we pray to the Lord.

Lord, we remember today those whose path to you is expressed differently from our own. We think of the great range of faiths and beliefs in the world and thank you for the multiple routes which people take in worship, prayer, and discipleship. May we always see in those of other faiths, pilgrim companions, we pray to the Lord.

Renew the church. Lead us into a living tradition that does not fear change, that repents of past wrongs and seeks to right them. Teach us the language of today, not yesterday, unglue our stuck practices that we may be a living presence of the Gospel. Help us to bring healing by our living so all of life is worship and our praise in church is a reflection of your glory. We pray to the Lord.

May the light of Christ’s resurrection be our hope.  May our loved ones already know that light. Today we pray especially for:

4:30 PM

St. Pius X

Jack Flaherty by John & Rita Griffin

7:30 AM

St. Brigid Gym

Joseph Delaney by John & Judy Laplante

9:30 AM

St. Pius X

For the People of the Parish both Living & Deceased

5:00 PM

St. Brigid Gym

Marjorie Lenois by Natalie Baltos

We pray to the Lord.
 We entrust these prayers to you, God of love.  We are your people: your hands to reach out. Your feet to walk with others. Your arms to link in solidarity, to embrace those who hurt, to love and laugh and protest. Enable us to realize that we are powerful beyond measure because we together are your Body and together can transform the world. Amen.

Prayers are largely inspired or quoted from  In the gift of this new day.  Neil Paynter

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