Weekly Petitions

9/17/2017

For the Church: that we who are God’s people, both in life and in death, may faithfully mediate God’s love, mercy, and forgiveness through our words and deeds, we pray to the Lord.

For a deep awareness of God’s boundless forgiveness: that in the midst of our weaknesses, we may recognize how God’s forgiveness sustains us each day, we pray to the Lord.

For the grace to forgive those who have wronged us: that God will free our hearts to forgive others as God forgives us, we pray to the Lord.

For healing of anger and resentment: that the Spirit will heal those painful experiences and free us to live fully for Christ, we pray to the Lord.

For all who have experienced violence, terrorism, or war: that God will help them break the cycle of violence and make life giving choices out of their pain, we pray to the Lord.

For a healing of the nations: that world leaders may lay aside pride, image and threats so that the greater good may be advanced for all the human family, we pray to the Lord.

For all who have been impacted by hurricanes, floods or wildfires: that God will give them strength, protect them from harm and give them hope, we pray to the Lord.

For relief and aid workers: that God will renew their strength, keep them safe in their service, and sustain their families and loved ones, we pray to the Lord.

For the members of Congress: that God will give them wisdom and insight as they debate and develop policies on immigration and refugee assistance, we pray to the Lord.

For our beloved dead, especially Edith O’Brien, mother of Brian, grant them eternal peace, we pray to the Lord.

For the intentions in our parish book of prayer and for the intentions of our hearts, we pray to the Lord.