Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – Solemnity of Christ the King
We hope you find these Prayers of the Faithful from the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (Nov 19-20, 2022), as helpful reflection prompts for your reflection and personal prayer time.
On this feast of Christ our King, remind us that those Jesus called blessed are the ones who feed the hungry, welcome the stranger, befriend those in trouble and care for those in pain. May our prayers be an expression of this care and compassion. May they lead us to greater care and compassion. We pray:
For all the hurting and wounded in our world, for Jews and Gentiles, friends and strangers, disciples and enemies, for people like us, for each one of us, we pray to the Lord.
That leaders of churches and nations lead us in ways of justice and peace, mercy and wisdom, we pray to the Lord.
For those who live with AIDS and HIV, those whose mental health struggles make this holiday time difficult or lonely, for those with other long-term illnesses, we pray to the Lord.
As we celebrate God’s dream for the world we pray that swords will be turned into pruning hooks, that peace, and clean water and enough food be available so no one starve. These are all possible. Set your fire under us that we work to make them not only possible but present, we pray to the Lord.
That we may never give in to the doubt that the little we can do does not matter. Each act of kindness, of charity, of justice, each word of forgiveness or love is of infinite worth. Help us to know this and live it, we pray to the Lord.
At Thanksgiving Day this week let us remember the blessings of our lives and in that remembering be inspired to share our blessings with others. Bless those who will be alone or far from family and loved ones, we pray to the Lord.
May all who have died be joined to the Risen Christ in the fullness of life. At this liturgy we especially remember those whose names have been placed at our altar and:
4:30 PM William & Michael Jennings
7:30 AM Maud (Mitizi) Rumo
9:30 PM For the People of the Parish, living and deceased
5 PM Leon Moreland by Dottie Alward
We pray to the Lord.
Eternal God, you desire to reconcile all things in your beloved Son, who has called us as his friends and companions. Help us to live the truth of his kingship so that we might share the lot of the saints in light.