Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – Epiphany
We hope that you find these Prayers of the Faithful from Mass this weekend, celebrating Epiphany (Jan 7-8, 2023), to be helpful to you in your reflections and prayer life this week.
We celebrate the light and hope shown to us in the birth of Christ, a light meant for all people, all nations. Trusting in that light we pray:
For our church. That we might honestly recognize our failings, reach out in sincerity and humility to those who have been hurt and seek Christ’s light for the future. We pray to the Lord.
For all who, like the Magi, are seekers today. Those seeking truth and justice, those seeking a safe place to live, those seeking to begin again in recovery or new commitments, may they find the light and hope they desire. We pray to the Lord.
For those for whom the darkness is very dark: those trapped by addiction to drugs, for those who struggle to accept God’s desire to bless and forgive them, for those who have no one to show them the light of love, we pray to the Lord.
For any of us and all of us when we fear to come to God with our needs or find it impossible to believe that we can change, or the world can change. We pray to the Lord.
For people living in fear of war or domestic violence or human trafficking or the fear of facing illness or of being alone, we pray to the Lord.
For our deceased loved ones that they now be gathered on another shore and in a greater light. At this liturgy we especially entrust to God:
4:30 PM Michael William Joyce by Paulette Tidd
7:30 AM Josette LeBlanc by Rudy & Lena LeBlanc & Family
9:30 AM William & Michael Jennings by the Jennings Family
5:00 PM For the People of the Parish both Living & Deceased
We pray to the Lord.
Let us join – and welcome – all nations and peoples in adoring you, for like the Magi we find our everlasting light in your Son who dwells with us. We make these prayers in His name. Amen